American School of Technology

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American School of Technology

At AST, we believe it’s critical to have the right skills for the right job. That’s why we offer comprehensive career training for some of today’s most popular careers. Whether you’re looking to improve or change your job, or are in the market for a brand new career, AST has the right opportunity for you.

Choose training in one of these in-demand programs:

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Medical Assisting
  • Business Administration
  • Electrical Systems Technician
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Personal Fitness Trainer and Exercise Specialist

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The training you get at AST will prepare you for an exciting new career. Find out more about how our experienced faculty can train you for a rewarding career in less than 1 year!

Enroll at AST and take advantage of these great benefits:

  • Hands-on training
  • Small class sizes
  • Career services assistance for graduates
  • Normal training time less than 1 year
  • Practical and friendly learning environment
  • Real-world labs and equipment
  • Day and evening classes forming now
  • Financial Aid available for those who qualify
  • VA, WIA, and TAA approved (through ODJFS)
  • Corporate and group contract training available
  • Tablet bundle included as part of Business Administration Program

AST is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools and the U.S. Department of Education. AST is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). AST’s medical assisting program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the curriculum review board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Programs Available at American School of Technology:

    Electronic Systems Technician

    The American School of Technology is an approved training sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Our Electronic Systems Technician (EST) program utilizes the (NCCERConnectTM) curriculum developed by NCCER. NCCERConnect is an interactive web-based tool that partners textbooks and internet driven materials to give the student a multi-dimensional learning experience. Our EST environment is task oriented, so every student undergoes written and performance-based learning. This hands-on approach successfully prepares our students for employment in various EST positions in the field. Our instructors are NCCER Craft certified in the EST field and our facility is designed with technology including overhead projectors, an EST lab containing various EST equipment and components, a student-assisted tool crib and web-based learning and research work stations for students.



    Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning - Refrigeration

    The American School of Technology is an approved training sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Our Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program utilizes the ContrenConnect curriculum developed by NCCER. ContrenConnect is an interactive web-based tool that partners textbooks and internet-driven materials to give the student a multi-dimensional learning experience.

    Enroll in HVAC/R training at AST and take advantage of these great benefits.

    • Hands-on training
    • Personal attention in small classes taught by caring instructors
    • Graduate in less than one year
    • Industry-focused curriculum
    • Career assistance for students and alumni
    • All certification testing given on-site at the school



    Medical Assisting

    Enjoy a career in one of the fastest growing fields in the fast-paced world of medicine. Enroll in Medical Assisting and learn to draw blood, give injections, perform EKGs, sterilize instruments and other tasks vital to the medical community. You will also gain a wide variety of administrative abilities that will keep the medical office running.

    Our Medical Assistant program takes under a year to finish and, upon successful completion, you will earn a diploma. The Medical Assistant program at AST is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.CAAHEP.org), upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants endowment (AAMAE). Medical Assistant training from AST qualifies you to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam.

    Enroll in Medical Assisting at AST and take advantage of these great benefits.

    • Hands-on training
    • Personal attention in small classes taught by caring instructors
    • Industry-focused curriculum
    • Career assistance for students and alumni
    • Enhance your skills in a real-world environment with available externships


    Medical Coding and Billing Specialist

    No interest in clinical work, but still want to be in a medical setting? Enroll in Medical Billing and Coding training. Gain the ICD/CPT skills you need to handle billing and coding in today’s medical office. You will also be able to perform the telephone triage and computer activities needed to round out your employability.

    Job positions available to Medical Billing and Coding graduates may include, but are not be limited to, Medical Office Administrator, Medical Records Coder, Patient Record-Keeping Specialist, Medical Secretary, Medical Receptionist or Unit Clerk in doctor’s offices, hospitals, insurance companies and other medical practice facilities.

    Enroll in Medical Billing and Coding at AST and take advantage of these great benefits:

    • Hands-on training
    • Personal attention in small classes taught by caring instructors
    • Graduate in less than one year
    • Industry-focused curriculum
    • Career assistance for students and alumni


    Personal Fitness Trainer and Exercise Specialist

    The American School of Technology utilizes program curriculum and materials developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). The program features high-quality, best-in-class educational resources and materials from various publishers coupled with the robust lesson-plan and assessment materials created by NASM fitness experts. The lesson plans, presented in both hourly and topical formats, provide a flexible structure that specifically develops critical fitness skills.

    Students will benefit from the activities created by fitness experts that have occupational relevant themes. The program was developed and is updated on an annual basis by a team of educators, fitness experts and employers experienced in personal fitness training.



American School of Technology Campus:

  • Columbus

    American School of Technology is proudly located in Columbus, Ohio.

    Our training facility provides classrooms, laboratories, administrative offices, student lounge and a resource area. All classrooms are well-lighted and ventilated for student comfort. The classrooms are equipped for discussions and demonstrations, and audio-visual aids are used in many areas of the curriculum. The most important asset to our instructional programs is our competent instructional staff.

    Each instructor has the educational credentials, working knowledge, field experience, ability, willingness and patience to train students to meet their educational objectives. The typical class size is approximately twenty (20) students; the maximum is thirty (30). Classes are conducted in combination lecture/laboratory rooms.

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