Allied Health Department
Program Mission Statement The mission of Yavapai College Allied Health is to provide quality education that will develop competent, caring, holistic and ethical practitioners who value lifelong learning and adapt to continuous changes in the health care system.
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Arizona Area Health Education Center
AzAHEC strives to attract under-represented ethnic and racial students into the health professions. Additionally, the organization focuses its attention on supporting the state's health professionals with continuing training and career enhancements.
Degrees & Certificates Offered
In order to post completion of a certificate program on a college transcript, students must complete an application for graduation. Students should apply at the beginning of their final semester. Contact Academic Advising at (928) 776-2106 for details.
AAS in Health Information Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degrees:
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology will prepare the student to work in traditional and non-traditional leadership and supporting roles in health care settings in Health Information Management (HIM). Those settings include acute care, alternative care settings, government, correctional facilities, education, billing, insurance, software sales and vendor services. Students in this degree program must complete a 120 hour Health Information Management professional practice experience. Students should plan for 32-40 hours per week to complete the practicum.
The Medical Assistant certificate program prepares students for employment in health care offices including primary care and specialty physicians' offices, ambulatory care, and urgent care facilities. This certificate program requires a 120 hour unpaid internship. Students in the Medical Assistant program should plan for 32-40 hours per week to complete this internship.
Medical Records Technician
The Medical Records Technician certificate prepares students for employment in a physician's office, acute care setting and/or long-term care setting.
The Nursing Assistant Certificate program prepares students to work as nursing assistants and prepares them to take the state competency exams leading to certification.
The Pharmacy Technician certificate program prepares the student to perform a wide variety of pharmacy related tasks under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, either in an out-patient setting or an inpatient setting. Successful completion of the program will qualify the student to take a National Certification Exam. This certificate program requires a 120 hour unpaid internship. Students in the pharmacy technician program should plan for 32-40 hours per week to complete this internship.
The Phlebotomy Technician certificate will prepare students to work as phlebotomists. Upon completing, students will be eligible to take the national phlebotomy certification exam. This certificate program requires a 120 hour unpaid internship. Students in the phlebotomy technician program should plan for 32-40 hours per week to complete this internship.
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A medical record is created for every patient in an outpatient or inpatient setting. HIM professionals work for organizations that use and manage health information. HIM professionals also accurately code diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and statistical purposes. Program includes a 120 hour practicum.
A medical assistant leads patients examining rooms, takes their medical history, temperature, blood pressure, height, weight, and prepares them for the doctor’s examination. Program includes a 120 hour internship.
Nurse assistants provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff, and perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens.
Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and providing medication and other health products to consumers or patients. They receive written requests, refill requests, and verify patient information, among other various tasks. Program includes a 120 hour internship.
Phlebotomy is the act of drawing blood either for testing or transfusion. It is a skill employed by physicians and many professionals in allied health fields, including nurses, medical assistants, paramedics, cardiac physiologists (UK) and clinical laboratory scientists. Program includes a 120 hour internship.