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Public Service Industry

EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course expands on the knowledge and skills of an EMT. This 113-hour course consists of didactic and hands-on skill sessions. The course includes in-depth discussion and application of skills based on anatomy and physiology, disease processes, intravenous therapy, and pharmacology. Advanced-level skills such as IV therapy and medication administration will be incorporated into the course. An additional 52 hours of hospital-based clinical and 48 hours of ambulance ride time are required. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to test for AEMT certification.

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Emergency Medical Responder Certitifcate

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The Emergency Medical Responder course is the entry-level course in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program. This course provides the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and treat life-threatening emergencies, wounds and fractures, medical and environmental emergencies, and patient access and handling. The course is 45 hours in length and utilizes a combination of classroom lectures and skill practice. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to test for EMR certification.

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Emergency Medical Technician Certifcate

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This course provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency care and transport. Course modules include preparatory, function and development of the human body, pharmacology, airway management, patient assessment, medical emergencies, shock, trauma, special patient populations, and EMS operations. This 130-hour course provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency care and transport. An additional 18 hours of hospital-based clinical and 12 hours of ambulance ride time are required. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to test for EMS certification.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice certificate provides students with a basic introduction to the criminal justice system. The certificate can supplement/support a career or degree in criminal justice or be obtained in preparation for entry-level positions in criminal justice-related fields such as court clerks, paralegals (in addition to their paralegal training), and administrative assistants for law firms, police departments, and more. Students with a degree or career in an unrelated field can also obtain the certificate in order to broaden their field of expertise. For those undecided on their future career path, the certificate provides an overview of the criminal justice system and can help the student determine whether they want to begin their career right away or continue on to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree or a Bachelor’s degree in a specialized field at another institution.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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The criminal justice curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for employment in the criminal justice field. Students may pursue either the Associate of Arts-transfer degree or the Associate of Applied Science degree with Certificate. Students who earn the Associate of Applied Science or Certificate of Criminal Justice are prepared for applying for entry-level employment in policing, courts, and corrections, along with entry-level positions in private security.

Program graduates may obtain immediate employment with public or private agencies concerned with public safety, crime prevention, security, or the apprehension and rehabilitation of criminals. A person convicted of a crime may have limited job opportunities in some criminal justice careers.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice certificate provides students with a basic introduction to the criminal justice system. The certificate can supplement/support a career or degree in criminal justice or be obtained in preparation for entry-level positions in criminal justice-related fields such as court clerks, paralegals (in addition to their paralegal training), and administrative assistants for law firms, police departments, and more. Students with a degree or career in an unrelated field can also obtain the certificate in order to broaden their field of expertise. For those undecided on their future career path, the certificate provides an overview of the criminal justice system and can help the student determine whether they want to begin their career right away or continue on to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree or a Bachelor’s degree in a specialized field at another institution.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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The criminal justice curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for employment in the criminal justice field. Students may pursue either the Associate of Arts-transfer degree or the Associate of Applied Science degree with Certificate. Students who earn the Associate of Applied Science or Certificate of Criminal Justice are prepared for applying for entry-level employment in policing, courts, and corrections, along with entry-level positions in private security.

Program graduates may obtain immediate employment with public or private agencies concerned with public safety, crime prevention, security, or the apprehension and rehabilitation of criminals. A person convicted of a crime may have limited job opportunities in some criminal justice careers.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Diploma

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The Early Childhood Education Diploma program is designed to provide an introduction to the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth through age 8. This program helps prepare students for a rewarding career nurturing the growth and development of young children. Students learn about child development, the child care field, and appropriate practices while working with children. In addition, this program addresses the competencies and functional areas necessary for students to begin the assessment and testing process for the Child Development Associate National Credential administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services Certiifcate

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Skills emphasized in these courses include interviewing, development of needs assessment, accessing community resources, and counseling. The Human Services courses prepare students for entry-level jobs or for transfer to a four-year degree program. Areas of employment include public and private state agencies, treatment centers for a variety of issues, group homes, and supported living and work programs for consumers with disabilities.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Advanced Graphic Design Certificate

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The five Graphic Design Certificates are designed for students to be introduced, enhanced and/or add further graphic design expertise to their skill sets. The Certificate provides flexibility for students to choose and develop their skills for specific graphic arts industry opportunities.

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Entrepreneurial Graphic Design Certificate

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The five Graphic Design Certificates are designed for students to be introduced, enhanced and/or add further graphic design expertise to their skill sets. The Certificate provides flexibility for students to choose and develop their skills for specific graphic arts industry opportunities.

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Graphic Communications, A.A.S

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The Graphic Communications degree program is devised to provide students with essential skills and knowledge to enter the exciting graphic arts field. Designers must possess a strong sense of creativity, aesthetics, color and detail, as well as a sense of balance, proportion, and professional design. Their creations are often the main media used to successfully market products and services and strongly influence buying decisions in our ever-changing business environment.

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Graphic Design- Web/Social Media Certiifcate

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The five Graphic Design Certificates are designed for students to be introduced, enhanced and/or add further graphic design expertise to their skill sets. The Certificate provides flexibility for students to choose and develop their skills for specific graphic arts industry opportunities.

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Intermediate Graphic Design Certificate

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The five Graphic Design Certificates are designed for students to be introduced, enhanced and/or add further graphic design expertise to their skill sets. The Certificate provides flexibility for students to choose and develop their skills for specific graphic arts industry opportunities.

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Introductory Graphic Design Certificate

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The five Graphic Design Certificates are designed for students to be introduced, enhanced and/or add further graphic design expertise to their skill sets. The Certificate provides flexibility for students to choose and develop their skills for specific graphic arts industry opportunities.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Service Technology Diploma

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Automotive Service Technology is a three semester Diploma program. The program is ASE/NATEF Master Certified. All eight instructional areas meet industry and educational standards as identified by Automotive Service Excellence and evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

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Automotive Service Technology, A.A.S

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Automotive Service Technology is a 4 1/2 semester Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree program. The program is ASE/NATEF Master Certified. All eight instructional areas meet industry and educational standards as identified by Automotive Service Excellence and evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

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Construction Industry

Carpenter

Building Trades Diploma

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Building Trades is a Diploma program designed for individuals interested in a career in residential, commercial, or industrial building construction. Residential construction involves the building or remodeling of houses, condominiums, or apartment complexes. These structures are primarily wood frame construction. Commercial construction involves the building of single-story office buildings, stores, or restaurants. These structures often use light gauge metal framing in addition to wood construction. Industrial construction includes the building of factories, hospitals, schools, or multistory office buildings. These structures may be constructed of concrete, masonry, structural steel, or a combination of materials.

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HVAC Technician

Heating and Air Conditioning Diploma

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Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians, often referred to as HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.

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Heating and Air Conditioning, A.A.S

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Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians, often referred to as HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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Upon successful completion of the Welding curriculum with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate.

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Welding Diploma

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Welding is a two-semester Diploma program designed for individuals seeking skill development and certification in common welding procedures leading to employment in a variety of industries. The program is recognized as an Institutional Member of the American Welding Society and upon completion of all coursework, AWS Certification can be attained. The program’s outlined competencies are achieved through a combination of classroom theory, welding demonstration, and practice. Primary emphasis is placed upon hands-on skill development in a state-of-the-art lab facility. Through completion of the program, students gain competency in arc, gas, and automated welding and cutting processes.

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Energy Industry

Power Generation Technician

Diesel Technology, A.A.S

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics consist of a study of the principles of diesel engines as well as laboratory experiences with actual diesel equipment. While there is an emphasis on diesel engines

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technology, A.A.S

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics consist of a study of the principles of diesel engines as well as laboratory experiences with actual diesel equipment. While there is an emphasis on diesel engines

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Foundations of Technology Certificate

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NIACC offers a flexible technology certificate that provides you with hands-on experience in your area of interest. The Foundations of Technology Certificate is designed to give you foundational skills to help you get ahead in your job or help you get started in a new career path.

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Information Technology Diploma

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The Information Technology Diploma program prepares the student to understand networking components, personal computer repair, troubleshooting, and management of workstations. The professional demonstrates the skills required to develop, establish, set up, maintain, and repair any issue that may arise while users are conducting work-related concepts, including basic protection theory on viruses, malware, and spyware that may enter a computer system during daily usage.

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Information Technology Specialist, A.A.S

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The Information Technology Specialist Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components, personal computer repair, troubleshooting, and management of workstations and server systems. The professional demonstrates the skills required to develop, establish, set up, maintain, and repair any issue that may arise while users are conducting work-related concepts, including basic protection theory on viruses, malware, and spyware that may enter a computer system during daily usage.

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Data Security Management

Information Assurance and Security, A.A.S

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The Information Assurance and Security Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components with specialization in securing and protecting the network while being able to prepare and conduct investigations based on intrusions or access by other than authorized individuals, systems, viruses, malware and spyware. This professional demonstrates the skills required to protect a network, improve and maintain network security and conduct investigations if a threat or intrusion has been identified.

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Software Developer

Software Applications Certificate

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The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software.

These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

General Machinist Diploma

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General Machinist is a two-semester Diploma program designed to provide in-depth study and considerable hands-on skills in the machine processing of a variety of metals. This one-year program provides the foundation for the Associate in Applied Science program, Tool and Die Technology.

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Tool and Die Technology, A.A.S

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Tool and Die Technology is a five-semester Degree program which is a continuation of the General Machinist Diploma program. The Tool and Die Technology program builds upon the previous studies with an in-depth study of high-precision industrial dies and die components, progressive dies, and plastics industry molds. A portion of the program is devoted to producing computer-aided drawings (CAD) of molds and dies, and then using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software to generate computer numerical control (CNC) machine language. Students operate CNC machine tools to produce many of their second year projects. While taking MFG - 408 Basic Diemaking, students will have an opportunity to earn the National Institute for Metalworking Skills credential for Materials, Measurement and Safety.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Certificate

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The Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance program is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in the operation, repair, and maintenance of industrial equipment. The objectives of this program are to provide the Industrial Mechanics technician with a foundation of technical knowledge and mechanical skills necessary to install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot sophisticated machinery and equipment found in the industrial setting. Coursework includes topics such as electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, motors, transformers, motor controls, pumps, and mechanical systems.

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Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Diploma

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The Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance program is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in the operation, repair, and maintenance of industrial equipment. The objectives of this program are to provide the Industrial Mechanics technician with a foundation of technical knowledge and mechanical skills necessary to install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot sophisticated machinery and equipment found in the industrial setting. Coursework includes topics such as electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, motors, transformers, motor controls, pumps, and mechanical systems.

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Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance, A.A.S

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The Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance program is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in the operation, repair, and maintenance of industrial equipment. The objectives of this program are to provide the Industrial Mechanics technician with a foundation of technical knowledge and mechanical skills necessary to install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot sophisticated machinery and equipment found in the industrial setting. Coursework includes topics such as electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, motors, transformers, motor controls, pumps, and mechanical systems.

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Industrial Systems Technology, A.A.S

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Industrial Systems Technology is an Associate in Applied Science Degree program designed to prepare the graduate for immediate employment as electronic, electrical, and mechanical maintenance personnel in manufacturing settings.

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Healthcare Industry

Nurse - LPN / LVN

Licensed Practical Nurses, A.A.S

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Licensed Practical Nurses who meet the following criteria will be eligible to enter the Associate Degree Nursing program on a space-available basis. Individuals considering enrollment or currently enrolled in the nursing program should be aware that prior felony convictions may prohibit eligibility for licensure upon completion of the program. Licensure application requires legal presence in the United States including a social security number, U.S. visa or U.S. green card. English proficiency recommendations for the licensure exam are identified by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

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Practical Nursing Diploma

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Practical Nursing is designed to prepare individuals to work in nursing situations which are relatively stable and unchanging. They are also prepared to assist experienced registered nurses and physicians in nursing situations that are complex and changing. Individuals considering enrollment or currently enrolled in the nursing program should be aware that prior felony convictions may prohibit eligibility for licensure upon completion of the program.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma

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The Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, public health departments, Civil Service, medical laboratories, pharmaceutical houses, insurance companies, business and industrial firms with large medical departments, and foundations devoted to medical research.

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Medical Administrative Assistant, A.A.S

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The Medical Administrative Assistant Degree program is designed to prepare students for employment in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, public health departments, Civil Service, medical laboratories, pharmaceutical houses, insurance companies, business and industrial firms with large medical departments, and foundations devoted to medical research.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Diploma

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The Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare men and women to function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. This most often occurs in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics.

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Medication Aide Certificate

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The Medication Aide course (HSC 179) prepares people to safely administer non-parenteral medications in nursing facilities and related areas. The emphasis is on safe administration of medications. It qualifies the aide to administer medications in long-term care, residential care, nursing, skilled, adult day care, and assisted living facilities. Successful completion of the State Medication Aide exam is required to pass the course.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S

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The Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares men and women to work under the supervision of the medical laboratory scientist, pathologist, or other qualified physician in a medical laboratory. A technician performs tests that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide Certificate

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North Iowa Area Community College offers training programs for those interested in becoming Certified Nursing Assistants. Courses are offered several times a year in a variety of locations and are taught by Registered Nurses. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to care for patients/residents in a variety of long-term care facilities and in preparation of the Iowa Direct Care Worker registry exams. The first 55 hours of the course are held in a classroom/lab and the remaining 30 hours of clinical will be in a nursing home. You will give patient care under the supervision of your instructor.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant, A.A.S

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The Physical Therapist Assistant program is designed to prepare individuals to work under the supervision of a Physical Therapist in the delivery of physical therapy services. Responsibilities include: implementing treatment programs according to the Physical Therapist’s plan of care, training patients in exercises and activities of daily living, administering modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and other treatment procedures, and communicating with the Physical Therapist on the patient’s progress.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S

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A Radiologic Technology (x-ray) program prepares radiographers to take x-rays of all parts of the human body for the purpose of diagnosing medical problems. Radiographers position the patients, who either lie on a table, sit, or stand, so that the correct parts of the body can be radiographed. In addition, radiographers may take portable radiographs in areas of the hospital that include the emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, and patient care units. Radiologic Technologists work with ionizing radiation and learn proper procedures to protect themselves and their patients from unnecessary radiation exposure. The radiographer must use sterile technique, maintain records, assist with special procedures, and administer contrast media via multiple routes, including intravenous routes. Transfer and positioning activities are integrated throughout the program. Radiographers must be reliable, have mechanical aptitude and possess good communication skills.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S

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The Surgical Technology program is offered at North Iowa Area Community College through a distance education agreement with Kirkwood Community College (KCC), Cedar Rapids, IA. Students take the Kirkwood Surgical Technology courses over ZOOM (computer based face-to-face) and the general education requirements through NIACC. Lab courses are taught by Kirkwood adjunct faculty at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, Mason City.

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.

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Mason City, IA 50401
United States