Researching career training schools or trade schools in Houston? Altierus Career College could be the right choice for you. Located in the Southwest Corporate Center just off Interstate 69, we help students like you prepare for new career opportunities in healthcare and skilled trades. On this page, we answer some of the most common questions people ask about us.
Is Altierus Career College in Houston a Trade School?
Yes. Altierus in Houston provides career and technical education (CTE) for “middle skill” career paths that require eight to 24 months of training. We choose the programs we will offer based on the needs of our community.
CTE programs help students prepare for in-demand “middle-skill” career paths that play an important role in keeping our communities safe, prosperous, and healthy.
Is Altierus in Houston For-Profit?
No. Altierus Career College is a private nonprofit college operated by ECMC Education. Learn more about ECMC Education at https://www.ecmceducation.org/.
What Programs Does Your Trade School in Houston Offer?
Our trade school in Houston offers the following programs:
- Dental Assistant Diploma – 9-month program
- Electrical Construction Technician Diploma – 9-month program
- Industrial Electrical Technician Diploma – 9-month program
- Combined Electrical Technician Diploma – 12-month program
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Diploma – 9-month program
- HVAC Refrigeration Technician (HVAC-R) Diploma – 9-month program
- Combined HVAC/HVAC-R Diploma – 12-month program
- Medical Assistant Diploma – 10-month program
- Medical Billing and Coding Diploma – 8-month program
- Pharmacy Technician – Diploma – 8-month program
- Surgical Technology – Associate of Science degree – 24-month program
Where Is Altierus Houston Located?
Our trade school in Houston is located southwest of the city center on Bissonnet Street in Westwood. We’re close to Interstate 69.
Our street address is:
9700 Bissonnet St #1400
Houston, TX 77036
Phone: (713) 772-4200
Is Altierus Part of Everest College?
No. Everest College closed its network of for-profit colleges in 2015. ECMC Education took over Everest’s former campus locations in 2016 and now operates them as nonprofit schools.
Other than maintaining student records and transcripts for former Everest College students, we are not in any way affiliated with that organization.
Is Altierus in Houston an Accredited School?
Yes. Altierus Career College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For further information on ACCSC, send mail to 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, call (703) 247-4212, or visit www.accsc.org.
The ACCSC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an independent accrediting agency.
- Altierus Career College in Houston is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas.
- Altierus has received Certificates of Authorization to grant degrees from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, Texas.
- Altierus Career College in Houston is approved for the training of veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code.
Are There Scholarships Available at Altierus?
Yes. Our Houston campus offers the following scholarship and grant opportunities:
- Altierus American Dream Scholarship
- Altierus Student Grant
- Altierus Alumni Scholarship
- Altierus Military Scholarship
Please visit our main campus page and click the “scholarships” tab for more information.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Where Can I Request a Transcript?
If you are a former Altierus student or former Everest student, you can visit the Parchment.com website to obtain your transcript.
How Can I Contact Altierus Career College?
We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch by calling (713) 772-4200 or visiting our website.