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What is Allied Health?

RuffieAllied health encompasses a broad group of health professionals who use scientific principles and evidence-based practice for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic diseases; promote disease prevention and wellness for optimum health, and apply administration and management skills to support health care systems in a variety of settings.

The Yavapai College Allied Health program has many options for students looking to enter the health care field as a medical assistant, nursing assistant, phlebotomist, and more.

To contact the Allied Health Department

 
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(928) 717-7777


Degrees


  • SEMESTERS: 4
  • CREDITS: 63
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley, Verde Valley
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The Medical Assistant AAS degree will prepare individuals for entry-level positions requiring the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary for performing general administrative (front office) and clinical (back office) skills in ambulatory healthcare settings including physician's offices, clinics, and urgent care centers.

Credit Hours Required: 63

Note: Students completing the Medical Assistant AAS degree or certificate programs are eligible to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Certificates


  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 18
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley
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The Behavioral Health Technician 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. The core focus of the program is practical training and service-learning experiences.

  • SEMESTERS: 3
  • CREDITS: 33-44
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley, Verde Valley
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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.

Note: Students completing the Medical Assistant AAS degree or certificate programs are eligible to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

  • SEMESTERS: 3
  • CREDITS: 18-29
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley, Verde Valley
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The Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program prepares students to perform administrative skills in a physician's office and qualifies students to sit for the Nationally Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exam. The MOA program allows students to complete a certificate and seek employment.

Short Term Certificates


  • SEMESTERS: 1
  • CREDITS: 1.5-3
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley
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The Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Caregiver Certificate program prepares you to be a caregiver in assisted living homes, facilities, or home health agencies. Complete the program by one of two ways. 

Option one allows students without a prior background in healthcare to acquire the required knowledge and skills to perform as a caregiver. 

Option two allows for Certified or Licensed Nursing Assistants to acquire the additional knowledge and skills needed for performance of the caregiver role.

  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 16
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley, Verde Valley
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The Medical Records Technician certificate prepares students for employment in a physician's office, acute care setting and/or long-term care setting.

  • SEMESTERS: 1
  • CREDITS: 5
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley, Verde Valley
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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: There are special admission requirements for the Nursing Assistant Program that must be completed before receiving Dean Approval to register for the course.

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

Requirements: Complete an Allied Health Nursing Assistant application; AZ Driver's License; YC Student ID/email; DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card; Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certificate (online CPR classes not accepted); TWO, 2-step TB tests; Seasonal Flu; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap); multiple doses of MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B Vaccinations. Must be at least 16 years old.

  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 8
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Prescott Valley, Verde Valley
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The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate will prepare students to work as phlebotomists. Upon completing, students will be eligible to take the national phlebotomy certification exam.

Additional Program Information


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