Accreditation & Approvals


Orion Tech is proud to be accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges is listed by the United States Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Orion Tech offers programs in the fields of Electronics Engineering Technology, Medical Assisting Technology and Medical/Insurance Coding Specialist. All programs are industry-relevant and designed to support our mission to “educate for a rewarding career.” To locate Orion Tech on the list of accredited schools with the ACCSC, click on the button below and enter Orion Technical College in the search box.


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MISSION STATEMENT: To educate for a rewarding career.


Orion Tech maintains a well-defined program philosophy:

  1. Provide quality education that emphasizes practical skills
  2. Employ a highly skilled and dedicated faculty
  3. Prepare students with a strong knowledge base and the experience needed to succeed in their chosen fields.

To provide students with the skills and training that will lead to successful employment,
we strive to:

  1. Evaluate and update educational programs on a continual basis through feedback from our Program Advisory Committee and business industry
  2. Provide modern facilities and equipment
  3. Help students realize their full potential through motivation and encouragement

Our programs emphasize real-world training that is tailored to meet the needs of potential employers. The fields of study focus on industries that offer solid, long-term, career opportunities for graduates.


Orion Technical College has been proud to provide the Quad City area quality technical training since 1969. From our humble beginning as the Academy of Radio and Television (ART) in Bettendorf, IA and then changing to becoming Hamilton Technical College and as of July of 2020 expects to be operating as Orion Technical College, continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the employment community as we continue to train students in technical and allied health fields.

Our founder, Charles Hamilton, Jr., began the college by preparing students to take the Federal Communications Commission examination for broadcasting. While teaching students around his kitchen table he envisioned going beyond test preparation to training students to be broadcasters. Soon his vision expanded with the needs of the employers in the community and an Electronics program developed in 1978. In 1980, as the program grew, the name was changed to Hamilton Technical College. In the 1990’s Hamilton Technical College responded to a need in our medical community by creating a Medical Assisting Technology Program and in 2006 the Medical Billing and Coding program was started. In an effort to define our two distinct program areas, Hamilton Technical College created the School of Technology (including Electronics Engineering Technology AS and BS degree programs) and the School of Allied Health (including Medical Assisting Technology and Medical / Insurance Coding Specialist Programs).

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