Allied Health Programs

Healthcare customer service
 

Welcome

If you possess a deep passion for helping others and improving their quality of life, then a career in health care may be for you. With an aging population, the need for allied health care workers is in high demand. Eastern Arizona College offers training in a variety of fields - working directly with patients or working as administrative support. The programs are designed to help prepare you to take state and/or national certifications, making you become even more employable. A number of these programs can be completed in as little as one year.

Health care is one of the most rewarding fields you can choose. Explore what Eastern Arizona College can offer you.

- Carolyn McCormies, RN, MS, FNP-BC, Nursing and Allied Health Division Chair

 

Pharmacy

Student Experience - Real World Ready

“I like that the teachers work in the health care field and they teach hands on. Every day when I go to class I can't wait to learn more.”

 

“Honestly, I wasn't expecting to have this much fun taking this class! I thought it would be difficult. But it became interesting, and I wouldn't mind taking this class over again.”

 

“The classes are informative and the instructors are knowledgeable in the field.”

“The teachers make it so interesting and they make me want to attend class. Great department and great classes!”

 

Pediatrics

Salaries and Careers

Caregiver Careers

Opportunities are strong, because allied health careers are among the fastest growing over the next decade!

 

Average Salaries:

Medical Assstant

$48,800

Medical Laboratory Assistant

$28,440

Nursing Assistant

$22,730

Patient Care Technician

$25,750

Phlebotomist Technician

$28,770

 

Lab Tech

Curricula

Medical Assistant (Certificate)
Medical Assistants provide support to doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals in a medical office or clinic. This certificate program will prepare you to perform the routine administrative and clinical duties of a medical assistant. You will be provided the skills and clinical hours to sit for the American Medical Technologists national Medical Assistant (RMA) exam. As part of your medical assistant training, you will be required to complete a 160 hour externship working in a medical office.
Program Requirements | Suggested Semester Course Plan | Program Learning Outcomes | Gainful Employment Disclosure

Medical Laboratory Assistant (Certificate)
Medical Laboratory Assistants collect and process patient specimens (i.e. urine, blood, cultures, etc.) to assist with diagnosis. This one-year certificate program will prepare you to perform the routine administrative and clinical duties of a medical laboratory assistant. You will be provided the skills and clinical hours to sit for the American Medical Technologists national Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA) exam. Students must be a minimum age of 18 and will be required to complete a minimum of 150 hours in a clinical laboratory setting.
Program Requirements | Suggested Semester Course Plan | Program Learning Outcomes | Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Nursing Assistant (Certificate)
Nursing Assistants work under the direct supervision of a registered nurse to perform basic nursing duties and assist patients with their daily health care needs. This program, which can be completed in one semester, emphasizes basic patient care skills; basic human needs; body mechanics; treatments and procedures; patient admission, transfer, discharge; and eldercare. You will be provided the skills and clinical hours to sit for the Arizona State Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam upon completion of the NUR 100, Nursing Assistant course. Students will be required to complete 40 hours in a skilled nursing facility.
Program Requirements | CNA Pass Rates
Suggested Semester Course Plan | Program Learning Outcomes | Gainful Employment Disclosure

Patient Care Technician (Certificate)
Patient Care Technicians work along-side doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals in providing direct patient care in a variety of health care settings. This program emphasizes technical skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients, implementation of selected portions of a care plan including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, EKG, and phlebotomy under the supervision of a registered nurse. You will be provided the skills and clinical hours to sit for the National Healthcareer Association's national Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) exam.
Program Requirements | Suggested Semester Course Plan | Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Phlebotomist Technician (Certificate)
Phlebotomists collect blood from finger sticks or with a needle from veins or arteries, verify patient information, label specimen vials, and submit specimens for further processing or testing. A Phlebotomist may work with doctors, nurses, and other medical professional team members. This one year certificate program will provide you the skills and clinical hours required to sit for the American Medical Technologists national Phlebotomist Technician (RPT) exam. As part of your phlebotomy technician training, you will be required to complete 120 hours in a clinical laboratory setting.
Program Requirements | Suggested Semester Course Plan | Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Phlebotomy

Draw on Our Experience

Please call or email us to find out more about allied health programs at EAC. We’re happy to answer your questions.

Contact:

Carolyn McCormies, RN, MS, FNP-BC
Nursing and Allied Health Division Chair
(928) 428-8324
caroloyn.mccormies@eac.edu

Contact our Admissions Office for info on college admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid or to schedule a campus visit.

Contact:

Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272
admissions@eac.edu