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American College of Healthcare Sciences

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5940 SW Hood Ave
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 244-0726
www.achs.edu
communications [at] achs [dot] edu

American College of Healthcare Sciences was one of the first accredited colleges offering degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in complementary alternative medicine fully online. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (503) 244-0726, or stop by the College campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.

Sustainable Qualification Summary
As part of our ongoing mission to make the world a better place, the American College of Healthcare Sciences continually strives to reduce its environmental footprint. Here are our Top Green Milestones to date:

1. Becoming Oregon Tilth Certified Organic in the Apothecary Shoppe College Store
2. Renewing our pledge to the PGE Save More, Matter More campaign
3. Continued Approved Member of Green America's Green Business Network, America’s oldest network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses.
4. Joining the Portland Composts! program through the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, which allows us to compost food items and plant material from our botanical teaching garden
5. In 2010 we launched our Green Option to help eliminate waste - ACHS students can opt out of printed course materials and choose the Green Option for fully searchable materials online
6. Installing a rain barrel system in the botanical teaching garden


Green Certifications
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic

Alternative Medical Certifications
aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, dynamic phytotherapy






    



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