For a recession-proof career with options, check out the Allied Health programs at Allegany College of Maryland. You will learn the cutting-edge skills you need to join health care heroes on the frontlines.
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Tomorrow's lab techs, dental hygienists, nurses and more are getting their start at ACM.

Personalized, yet powerful. Fast and flexible, yet future-focused. Welcome to Allegany College of Maryland, where Allied Health programs employ the same state-of-the-art equipment used in today's healthcare industry.

From hands-on learning in high-tech labs, to real-world clinical experiences, ACM-powered grads engage the experience they need to land competitive health care careers.

No matter where your powers lie... ACM has a health care pathway that's perfect for you.

Chris Arnold
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Christian Arnold, RN
ACM Nursing Program Graduate
Registered Nurse, WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital


90% or more ACM students receive financial assistance
3000+ students served each year
12: average class size
11:1 student to faculty ratio
Big demand = Big paychecks!
Nursing Students


There’s a reason ACM was 2021’s top accredited online LPN to RN program, named #1 out of all 1,975 programs in the nation, as ranked by It’s because ACM offers the best in nursing education, from Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) all the way up to Registered Nurses (RNs).

On top of offering comprehensive and affordable classes taught by health care experts with advanced degrees, ACM nursing students have access to industry-standard facilities and technology. Plus, clinical rotations with industry partners regularly lead to rewarding employment opportunities after graduation.

Learn the science of healing and the art of compassion in ACM’s Nursing programs. Those who earn the Registered Nursing degree and certification will join Maryland’s in-demand professionals in earning an average of $79,810, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, openings for qualified nurses in the state are increasing at a 22% rate — more than double the national average — ensuring a recession-proof career for years to come.

Ben Shertzer

“ACM’s nursing program surpasses a lot of state schools with their national exam scores. Also, the hands-on training given throughout the program prepares a student for the workforce after graduation.”

Ben Shertzer

Massage Therapy students

Massage Therapy

For a rejuvenating healing career, consider exploring the world of professional massage therapy.

At ACM, you can earn an accredited two-year degree with a clinical internship to practice massage therapy at chiropractic offices, pain clinics and hospitals. Or, ACM’s one-year certificate program can put you to work right away in a spa or wellness setting.

Keleigh Hunter

“So many people spoke highly of the OTA program. ACM has smaller class sizes than most colleges, which allows for more student and teacher interactions.”

Keleigh Hunter

OTA students

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Launch a life-affirming career supporting patients with impaired ability to perform daily living tasks. Whether it’s teaching self-care, school, work, or leisure skills, Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) help patients live life to the fullest.

As one of the fastest-growing health care fields in the country, demand for OTAs is soaring by 29% annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. At ACM, you’ll experience fieldwork in various settings, giving you the real-world skills to help others for a living.

Medical Assistant students

Medical Assistant

Experience expansive cross-training, covering both clinical and administrative skills, and prepare for one of the most versatile professionals in allied health. Medical assistants are liaisons and patient advocates on the health care team, keeping patients healthy and practices running smoothly.

At ACM, you’ll get hands-on training with industry-standard technology, in addition to 220 hours of real-world clinical experiences with our industry partners.

Ready to join one of the fastest-growing occupations in health care? With flexibility and multidisciplinary skills under their belts, employment opportunities for medical assistants are on the rise.

MLT students

Medical Laboratory Technology

Combine your passion for science and compassion for patients in a rewarding career as a medical laboratory technician.

In this fast-paced, caring profession, you’ll help physicians perform tests to diagnose, monitor, and prevent disease.

Respiratory Therapy students

Respiratory Therapist

Ready to be a hero? Respiratory therapists provide lifesaving and sustaining treatment for patients with pulmonary and cardiac conditions. The intensive program at ACM includes clinical experiences at medical facilities such as Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Children’s National Medical Center, preparing students for national board exams and exciting careers.

From hospitals and clinics to home care, these health care heroes earn an average of $69,900+ in Maryland. Meanwhile, demand is growing at a 20% rate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic – much faster than other occupations.







Elizabeth Folk
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The professors cared so much for my success in the program and helped me obtain my internship, which led to my position at Advanced Diagnostic Radiology.”

Elizabeth Folk

Stephanie McCoy
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Because of this program, I have a career that I love, and I am proud to be a graduate of the Administrative Medical Assistant program.”

Stephanie McCoy


John “Derek” Skidmore
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Going into the respiratory field was one of the best decisions I have ever made. ACM has … given me the skills and confidence necessary for any situation I may face in my career.”

John “Derek” Skidmore

Lela Clark
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I have felt welcome from day one! I want to be a social worker, and with the Human Service Associate Degree, I can get a job while earning my bachelor’s degree. I would recommend any student to attend ACM.”

Lela Clark

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