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Since 1924, American Institute, with campuses located in Connecticut and New Jersey, has trained thousands of students who have entered careers in allied healthcare. American Institute offers a uniquely American approach to career training, with programs and services that could help you achieve the career you want.

Allied Health Programs at American Institute

Dental Assisting



Students in the Dental Assisting program are offered extensive training which will enable them to develop the skills needed to perform a variety of dental office procedures and laboratory techniques as well as the knowledge associated with medical and dental terminology, anatomy & physiology, with an emphasis placed on head and neck anatomy, dental law and ethics. 

Massage Therapy



In American Institute’s Massage Therapy Program, students have the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of Anatomy / Physiology and Pathology which is critical in determining when massage therapy is appropriate. Students also have the opportunity to develop basic Swedish Massage techniques and gain exposure to entire range of specialized modalities that range from therapeutic deep tissue techniques to light touch relaxation techniques.

Students may be eligible to sit for certification/licensure exams offered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork or the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.

Medical Assisting



The Medical Assisting program covers the basic knowledge and skills including foundational courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology. The Medical Assisting program is offered in both Diploma and Associate Degree formats (programs vary by location). Medical Assisting coursework includes clinical procedures such as phlebotomy, EKG and lab procedures and in administrative areas such as computers and medical office procedures.

Medical Coding and Billing



Students in the Medical Coding and Billing program may learn extensive medical vocabulary and understand medical terminology, develop the ability to use the main diagnostic (ICD) and procedure (CPT) coding systems correctly to identify and code diagnostic components, and accurately process the various insurance claims and third-party reimbursements.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography 



The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) program at American Insitute is designed for those who wish to pursue a career as an ultrasound technologist. 

This program combines online theory classes with hands-on lab work and includes vascular training as well as muscular skeletal exposure and prepares students to sit for the Abdomen (AB) and/or Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) specialty examinations through the ARDMS.

During the final term, students may be eligible to sit for the SPI exam (Sonography Principles and Instrumentation) which is half of the ARDMS exam. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for the specialty ARDMS exam of their choice.

Nurse's Aide Fast Track



Students in the nurse’s Aide program have the opportunity to learn to take and record vital signs, and assist patients with daily activity and recovery needs, and prepare to take the Connecticut Nurse’s Aide State Exam. (This exam is offered on campus at American Institute ).

This program is offered in day, evening, and weekend schedules, allowing you the flexibility you need to manage your current work/life demands while you train for your new career as a Nurse’s Aide.

Business Programs at American Institute

Administrative Office Professional


The Administrative Office Professional program is a hybrid program using distance education courses along with on-campus training to prepare you for your new career. This program provides you with the skills and basic knowledge required to enter an entry-level Administrative Office professional position with courses that enable you to develop your analytical skills, organization skills, Microsoft Office suite skills and about accepted finance practices.


The American Institute locations in Clifton, NJ, Somerset, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and West Hartford, CT, are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.

Institutionally Accredited by ABHES

American Institute Locations


  • American Institute Connecticut (West Harftord, CT)

​New Jersey

  • American Institute New Jersey (Clifton, NJ)
  • American Institute Tom's River (Tom's River, NJ)
  • American Institute Somerset (Somerset, NJ)  

Financial Aid Disclaimer: Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at,


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