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What is Allied Health?

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Allied Health refers to a broad category of healthcare professions and services. Allied Health professionals work in collaboration with medical practitioners to provide a range of diagnostic, therapeutic, technical, and support services. These professionals play a crucial role in delivering comprehensive healthcare services and may work in various settings such as hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and community health organizations.

The Yavapai College Allied Health programs have many options for students looking to enter the health care field as a practical nurse, nursing assistant, medical assistant, behavioral health technician, phlebotomist, medical office assistant, and medical records technician.

 
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Allied Health Department

Prescott Valley Center
3800 N. Glassford Hill Rd.
Prescott Valley, AZ, 86314
(928)771-6126


Yavapai College is the recipient of the Department of Labor Nurse Expansion Grant! The grant will help fund the Allied Health department’s NEW! Practical Nursing Fast Track Certificate program (see below) through 2028. Supportive funds for tuition are available to students with completion of a FAFSA! For more information about the grant, please visit the grant website:

YC Department of Labor Nurse Expansion Grant Page


To find more information about your Allied Health program of interest,
click on the certificate names below.

Certificates


The Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) Certificate will provide students with a foundational study of human behavior and prepare them to assist, as part of a clinical team, in the care of individuals and families dealing with mental illness, comorbid medical conditions, and challenges that may be related to substance use/addiction and trauma histories.

The program includes courses designed to provide students with the skills necessary to deliver essential behavioral health and social services. Many of the BHT certificate classes are OER (Open Educational Resources), meaning, no textbook fees!

Program Resources

Allied Health Handbook pdf

  • SEMESTERS: 3
  • CREDITS: 28
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley
  • View courses

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.

Students completing the Medical Assistant certificate program are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

AHS 295 PRACTICIM REQUIREMENTS: There are special admission requirements for the Medical Assistant Practicum class that must be completed before receiving the Program Director’s approval to register:

  • Completed program application
  • Proof of criminal background, health, and drug screenings
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must enroll within 3 semesters of completing AHS 121
  • Have flexible availability to complete the required 120 hours across a 4-week period, Monday-Friday during the day shift.

AHS 295 Practicum Application

Spring 2024 internship application cycle IS CLOSED

Summer 2024 internship application cycle is now open through May 1, 2024!

Fall 2024 application cycle coming soon


Program Resources

  • SEMESTERS: 3
  • CREDITS: 28
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley
  • View courses

The Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program prepares students to perform administrative skills in a physician's office and allows students to complete a certificate and seek employment. Students completing the Medical Office certificate are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exam from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

Program Resources

Allied Health Handbook pdf

The Medical Records Technician certificate prepares students for employment in a physician's office, acute care setting and/or long-term care setting.

Program Resources

Allied Health Handbook pdf

  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 22
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley
  • View courses

New!

The Certificate of Completion in the Yavapai College Fast Track Practical Nursing program provides students with the theory and skills required to practice as a practical nurse in acute care, extended care, and intermediate care settings.

The program of study combines nursing theory lectures with clinical experiences in a variety of patient care settings including hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare agencies. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

The Fast Track Practical Nursing program is a 2 sequential semester (excluding summer) program that prepares students for entry-level positions as practical nurses. The program starts twice per year: in the Fall and Spring semesters.

PRE-ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Prior to program application, the applicant must have an active Arizona certification or licensure as a CNA or LNA or MMP with one year of full-time or two years of part-time recent work experience; High School Diploma or GED and a successful score on ATI TEAS entrance exam (proficiency in Reading, Math, Science, English and Language).

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The Practical Nursing program at Yavapai College is approved by
the Arizona State Board of Nursing


Program Application

Fall 2024 application cycle is now open from January 22nd-April 30th, 2024!

Spring 2025 application cycle coming soon.


Informational Sessions

You must complete a Practical Nursing Information Session, online or in-person, to be considered for placement in the program.

Online Informational Sessions

In-Person Informational Session Dates

  • Friday, March 22 - 10:30am-11:30am
  • Thursday, March 28 - 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Friday, April 5 - 10:30am-11:30am
  • Thursday, April 11 - 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Friday, April 19 - 10:30am-11:30am
  • Thursday, April 25 - 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Friday, May 3 - 10:30am-11:30am
  • Thursday, June 6 - 5:30pm-6:30pm

Program Resources


Department of Labor

The Practical Nursing Fast Track Certificate program is the recipient of the Department of Labor (DOL) Nurse Expansion Grant. Supportive funds for tuition are available to students with completion of a FAFSA. Please contact your advisor for more information!

YC Department of Labor website

“This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availabili, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.”

Short Term Certificates


  • SEMESTERS: 1
  • CREDITS: 6
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley, Verde Valley
  • View courses

The Nursing Assistant Certificate program prepares students to work as nursing assistants and prepares them to take the state competency exams leading to certification or licensure.

The Nursing Assistant program is offered in Prescott Valley in a 3-week option every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) and in a 16-week option every Fall and Spring semester. The next Verde Valley 3-week offering will be Summer of 2025.

PREREQUISITES: MAT 082 or Satisfactory score on the Mathematics Skills Assessment and Reading Proficiency or proof of successful completion of 12 college credits.

PRE-ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are special admission requirements for the Nursing Assistant Program that must be completed before receiving the Program Director's approval to register for the courses. These include a completed program application with proof of criminal background, health, and drug screenings. Must be at least 16 years old.


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The Nursing Assistant program at Yavapai College is approved by
the Arizona State Board of Nursing


Program Application

Summer 2024 application cycle is now open through May 1, 2024!


Fall 2024 application cycle coming soon


Program Resources

  • SEMESTERS: 1
  • CREDITS: 8
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley, Verde Valley
  • View courses

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate prepares students to work as a phlebotomist. Upon completing, students will be eligible to take a national phlebotomy certification exam.

The Phlebotomy Technician program can be completed in Prescott Valley with 8-week classes during one semester (every Fall and Spring). AHS 105-Phlebotomy, is also offered as a 16-week option in Verde Valley (every Fall and Spring)

AHS 296 INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS: There are special admission requirements for the Phlebotomy Internship class that must be completed before receiving the Program Director’s approval to register:

  • Completed program application
  • Proof of criminal background, health, and drug screenings
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must enroll within 3 semesters of completing AHS 105
  • Have flexible availability to complete the required 120 hours across a 4-week period, Monday-Friday during the day shift.

AHS 296 Internship Application

Summer 2024 application cycle is now open through May 1, 2024!

Fall 2024 application cycle is now open through September 12, 2024!


Program Resources

Additional Program Information


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