Health Care Administration
A growing population of senior adults is creating a great need for health services. The Health Care Administration program prepares administrators for nursing and residential care facilities. Entry-level positions in this field are frequently hired at $50,000 a year. This program articulates with area colleges and universities toward a bachelor's degree that is necessary for state licensure. A Healthcare Administration certificate program, including a practicum component, is available for students who have completed a 4-year degree. This assures compliance with the State of Iowa Nursing Home Administrator licensure requirements.
Graduates of the Massage Therapy program are eligible to take the licensure exam to practice in the State of Iowa. This curriculum is approved by the Iowa Board of Examiners for Massage Therapy. The program may be completed in one year totaling over 700 contact hours of instruction.
Medical Assistant and Medical Assistant Specialist are multi-skilled office professionals who are primarily employed in chiropractic offices, hospitals or medical clinics. Their duties include assisting patients, lab procedures, limited x-ray procedures and general office duties. Prospective students who enjoy a wide range of daily duties in a fast-paced environment are good candidates for the Medical Assistant program.
Medical Office Technology
Well-trained medical office professionals are highly sought after by a variety of medical facilities. The Medical Office Technology program prepares students for careers in such areas as transcription, coding, recordings, insurance and billing. Individuals who enjoy detail and office work in a fast-paced environment are well suited for this career.
This three-term course prepares graduates to work in a hospital or retail pharmacy. A Pharmacy Technician works under the supervision of a pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians need a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice. Upon completion of the 38-credit program, graduates will be awarded a diploma. This program will provide students with the necessary information required to pass the National Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
This one-year diploma program trains technicians to assist in the operating room working with a team of doctors or surgeons and/or nurses. The Surgical Technologist receives classroom instruction on instrumentation, sterile technique and surgical procedures. They also begin OR observation in the first semester followed by extensive hands-on, monitored experience throughout the rest of the year.