Everest College – Santa Ana Adds MAA, Pharmacy Technician Programs

Posted Monday, Nov 22, 2010 by admin

SANTA ANA, Calif. (November 22, 2010) — Everest College today announced that the Santa Ana campus has expanded its course offerings to include programs in Medical Administrative Assistant and Pharmacy Technician training.  The school has begun enrolling students in each program, with each taking approximately eight months to complete.

The new programs provide students with the tools, ethics and basic knowledge to be trained professionals in fields that require expertise.  Through instruction and hands-on training, students learn and develop a number of skills to prepare themselves for careers in industries that hire well-trained professionals.

“Opportunities are expected to increase, especially in medical assistant careers, as we continue to hire faculty to meet the demand for our student programs,” said Linnea Ray, Everest College – Santa Ana campus president.  “Our philosophy is to provide students with individualized attention from experienced faculty, which we believe ensures the best preparation for a successful career.”

Medical Administrative Assistant training includes instruction in the basic principles of accounting, computer applications, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, communications and medical transcription. Pharmacy Technician courses include training in pharmacy safety, pharmaceutical calculations, anatomy and physiology, digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems, nutrition, medical terminology, pharmacology and health care system.

The Santa Ana campus, which is located at 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd., already offers courses in Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding.  Construction for the 37,109-square-foot facility has been completed and features interactive classroom technology, including Wi-Fi, laptops and SMART boards.  The number of student, faculty and staff are expected to reach full capacity of approximately 800 students and 100 faculty and staff by 2013.

About Everest College

Everest College provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest College has 12 campuses in the Southern California area – Alhambra, Anaheim, City of Industry, Gardena, Los Angeles, Ontario, Ontario Metro, Reseda, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, Torrance, and West Los Angeles. Everest has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit

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