Canton, MA Campus of Porter and Chester Institute Approved for ABHES Accreditation

Canton, MA, September 02, 2011 --( The Medical Assisting program at Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) in Canton, MA has received their accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Porter and Chester Institute in Canton is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, so this programmatic accreditation assures the quality of education in the Medical Assisting program offered at PCI and provides additional benefits for PCI graduates.

ABHES' stated mission is to enhance the quality of education and training and promote institutional and programmatic accountability through systematic and consistent program evaluation. When ABHES reviewed the Canton campus of PCI, they found zero findings of non-compliance with ABHES' high standards.

ABHES accreditation provides many benefits to PCI students upon their graduation, one of which is the ability to take the Certified Medical Assisting exam. Only students who have graduated from ABHES (or Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education) approved programs may receive this certification.

For more information on the Medical Assisting program or the Canton, MA campus of PCI, please visit

About Porter and Chester Institute:
Porter and Chester Institute, Inc. is a Connecticut-based postsecondary institution with over 60 years of experience in providing technical, business, and health related occupational preparation. Founded in 1946, the Institute trains over 3,000 students annually through nine (9) campuses in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Porter and Chester Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is approved by the Connecticut Commissioner of Higher Education, and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Porter and Chester Institute employs hands-on education to prepare students for successful technical careers.

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Brian Carl