Healthcare Academy

Health Sciences IconThe Nursing Career Academy provides students the opportunity to complete the course required to enter the registered nursing program. Registered nurses work to promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness. The practical nurse cares for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled, under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses. Completing the Career Academy doesn’t guarantee admittance to the RN or LPN programs at EICC. To be admitted to EICC's nursing program students 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.

Muscatine Community College

  • For Academic Year 2021- 2022, this academy will be offered at: Muscatine Community College Campus  - 12:50 - 2:50 p.m. daily.  

  • Participating High Schools include:  Muscatine, Wilton, West Liberty Columbus Junction, Louisa Muscatine and Durant High Schools.  


Healthcare Academy

During High School

Term 1 – Fall, Taken as a Junior or Senior in High School, 6 credits

  • PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits
  • BIO:151 Nutrition, 3 credit

Term 2 – Spring, Taken as a Junior or Senior in High School, 6 credits

  • HSC:172 Nurse Aide (CNA) (Prerequisite) 3 credits
  • PSY:121 Developmental Psychology, 3 credits

Term 3 - Fall, Taken as a Senior in High School, 7 credits

  • ENG:105 Composition I, 3 credits
  • BIO:168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab, 4 credits

Term 4 - Spring, Taken as a Senior in High School, 8 credits

  • BIO:186 Microbiology, 4 credits
  • BIO:173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab, 4 credits

After High School

Students will need to apply for admissions to the Nursing program

Term 5 - Summer, 3 credits

  • SOC:110 Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Term 6 - Fall, 12 credits

  • ADN:220 Pharmacology, 2 credits
  • ADN:109 Introduction to Health Concepts, 10 credits

Term 7, Spring (9 credits)

  • ADN:301 Holistic Health Illness Concepts, 9 credits

Term 8 - Fall, 13 credits

  • ADN:302 Holistic Family Health Concepts, 10 credits
  • ADN:451 Health Systems Concepts, 3 credits

Term 9 - Spring, 10 credits

  • ADN:452 Complex Health Concepts Module A, 5 credits
  • ADN:453 Complex Health Concepts Module B, 5 credits

Term 10 - Summer, 2.5 credits

  • ADN:905 Preceptorship, 2.5 credits

Associates Degree Nursing (76.5 credits)

Careers in Healthcare

What you’ve heard about health careers is all true. With the aging population in our country, more and more people are going to need health care. That means the demand for trained professionals in a wide range of health careers will continue to rise.

  • 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.

  • Home Care Aide/Medication Aide
    Home health aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill or cognitively impaired. The Medical Assistant Program prepares you to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties under the supervision of physicians including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid.

  • Nurse
    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.

  • Phlebotomy
    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.

For more information, contact our high school team