Begin Your Career in Healthcare Now
Take the classes for EICC's healthcare programs for free while you are still in high school. Build a strong foundation with courses like Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy and Physiology. Earn your Certified Nurse Aide credential and prepare to enter any healthcare speciality involving direct patient care.
Note: Completing the Healthcare Academy doesn’t guarantee admittance to the RN or LPN programs at EICC. To be admitted to EICC's nursing program, you must pass the state CNA Exam and be active on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry. The program is accredited by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
Start your healthcare education in high school
- PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits
- HSC:113 Medical Terminology, 2 credits
- HSC:137 Math for Health Professionals, 3 credits
- HSC:172 Nurse Aide (CNA), 3 credits
Completed Part 1: Foundations of Healthcare (11 credits)
- BIO:168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab, 4 credits
- ENG:105 English Composition I, 3 credits
- BIO:173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab, 4 credits
- BIO:151 Nutrition, 3 credits
Completed Part 2: Advanced Foundations of Healthcare (25 credits)
Your Career in Healthcare
What you’ve heard about health careers is true. The need for more professionals will continue to skyrocket. You’ll never be without an opportunity to work! Here are a few jobs to consider:
- Certified Nursing Aide
Nursing aides help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
- Dental Assistant
As a dental assistant, you’ll help the dentist at chairside and also perform functions such as polishing teeth, taking and developing dental radiographs, mixing materials and sterilizing instruments.
- Diagnostic Medical/Cardiac Sonographer
Diagnostic medical sonographers use medical ultrasound techniques to gather sonographic data used by physicians to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases.
- Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings, performing life-saving care and transporting patients to medical facilities.
- Health Information Management
As a health information technician, you compile the data for medical-related agencies, determining how that data is compiled and reported to insurance companies, government agencies and others for reimbursement, research and quality monitoring.
- Medical Assistant
Medical Assistants help patients and front-line healthcare providers – it's a rewarding job. Work in a doctor's office, clinic, or group practice. It is likely you are the first face a patient will see. Provide intake and care, run routine diagnostic procedures, and record health history. This diploma and career field is the perfect stepping stone into EICC's programs in Nursing, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and more.
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
As a phlebotomist you work in hospitals, clinics or other medical facilities drawing blood from patients in preparation for medical testing.
- Radiologic Technology
X-ray technologists use radiation to make images of internal organs of the body, which aid radiologists in diagnosing a patient’s illness or injury.
- Veterinary Technician
Vet techs provide nursing care for animals and assist in laboratory and clinical procedures. You perform tasks such as dental work, giving anesthesia and taking x-rays.
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Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.Explore the value of an associate’s degree
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