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.
Interested in a career in Allied Health? Attend a free workshop on the Prescott Campus, click here for the Spring 2015 Allied Health Workshop schedule.
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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.
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.
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.
Note: AHS 114 requires an application with the following documentation: Skin test or chest x-ray negative for TB, or equivalent within 12 months; current DPS fingerprint clearance card; and CPR for the Healthcare Provider. Must be at least 16 years old.
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.
Note: Students must be at least 18 years of age prior to the start of the third semester of the program and have a high school diploma or GED; an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card; TB skin test or chest X-ray specifying absence of tuberculosis; CPR for Healthcare Providers card; immunizations outlined in application; reading proficiency. Admission to program is once yearly in the summer session. An application for the program is available online at www.yc.edu/pharmacy.
The Phlebotomy Technician certficate will prepare students to work as phlebotomists. Upon completing, students will be eligible to take the national phlebotomy certification exam.
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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.