Healthcare programs offer a wide variety of employment opportunities. Healthcare curriculums, although independent in structure, often provide for educational mobility through common course requirements. Students entering the Medical Assistant program may note similar coursework in the Medical Administrative Assistant program. Common support courses can also be noted between the Practical Nursing program and the Medical Assistant program, allowing students the ability to apply coursework in multiple areas. Career mobility is also facilitated in the LPN to ADN option for licensed practical nurses who desire to pursue the registered nurse licensure. In addition, the Associate Degree nurse is also provided educational mobility options with other RN to BSN progression program.
Although the Physical Therapist Assistant program and the Medical Laboratory Technician program (a partnership program requiring transfer to Hawkeye Community College) program provide specialized curriculums that will not allow for direct transfer into advanced degree programs, the program course work provides foundational knowledge and skills compatible with the pursuit of related degrees.
Emergency Medical Services and Long Term Care offer various programs with credit and non-credit options. Course offerings provide educational opportunities to assist individuals in attaining and maintaining licensure or certification status required in designated areas of health care.
Radiologic Technology is a program provided in cooperation with Mercy Medical Center–North Iowa. General education requirements obtained at NIACC provide the necessary complement for students enrolled at MMC-NI to allow attainment of an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Physical Fitness & Wellness courses offer opportunities in a variety of careers that allow for direct employment or transfer options for students desiring advanced degrees in professions associated with health, wellness, physical education, exercise science, strength training, leisure services, and recreation.
Students interested in pursuing careers in the health field should schedule an appointment with the Division Chair or the Health Professions Counselor to discuss course and career transferability options.