Allied Health and Safety Education

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Endorsements are provided in selected Professional-Technical Programs consisting of less than 20 credit hours and are designed to provide basic entry-level skills. This endorsement provides the student with the basic knowledge necessary to improve the quality of emergency care in a pre-hospital setting to victims of accidents or illness. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the national registry exam.

Nursing Assistant (NA)
Endorsements are provided in selected Professional-Technical Programs consisting of less than 20 credit hours and are designed to provide basic entry-level skills. The Nursing Assistant program provides training in basic nursing care under state and federal guidelines.

Phlebotomy
Endorsements are provided in selected Professional-Technical Programs consisting of less than 20 credit hours and are designed to provide basic entry-level skills. This endorsement is designed to prepare the student to collect, handle, and process blood specimen for analysis in clinical settings. The student is eligible to take a national certification exam at the conclusion of the instruction.

Pre-Nursing Assistant
This course provides instruction in Fundamentals of Caregiving and Medical Terminology as a foundation for the beginner healthcare provider. The course has been developed as a precursor for students interested in taking the Nursing Assistant Training Program at a later time. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate. Class offered quarterly.

Spanish Medical Interpreter Certificate
The Spanish Medical Interpreter Certificate may be completed in three quarters of full time study. Depending upon placement testing and bilingual language screening results students may need to complete additional prerequisite coursework in English, Spanish or computer skills in order to obtain the minimum level of communication skills and computer proficiency in both languages.

Students must have their high school diploma or GED before entering the program. All Spanish Medical Interpreter program applicants must complete a two-part written and oral Spanish language assessment test in addition to submitting an application for the Spanish Medical Interpreter program. Please contact the Allied Health department at 527-4589 to schedule an appointment to take this test.