Health Science

Which program is offered?

We offer the Therapeutic Services Pathway. This program prepares students for careers in medical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, pharmacies, and labs. Students can become certified in one of three areas:

  • Health Administration [PDF] - Health Information Management or Medical Billing and Coding [PDF] - (PDF coming soon). These programs are a must for today’s health care professional. Health Information technology and management focuses on the latest trends and legislation in Electronic Health Records. While Medical Billing and Coding students learn to code a claim correctly and gain an understanding of adjustments, how and when to bill patients, and what to do in case of a denial or rejection.
  • Medical Assisting [PDF] - Students develop the knowledge base, skills, and behaviors that entry-level medical assistants need to succeed. Students are introduced to anatomy and physiology, diagnostic tests, diseases and disorders, treatments, and nutrition, as well as personal growth topics such as professionalism, teamwork, and time management.
  • Nursing Assistant [PDF] - This program prepares students for meaningful careers in acute care, long-term care, and home health. Students learn key skills in patient handling and transfers, wound care, communication, safety, and record keeping. Students also learn about infection control, safety, culture, working with difficult patients, OSHA, communication, age-appropriate care, and legal considerations.
  • Pharmacy Technician [PDF] - This program is designed to help give students the knowledge and skills needed to work with a licensed pharmacist in a variety of clinical and retail settings. Students explore medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmaceutical techniques, sterile compounding, pharmacy recordkeeping, and pharmacy law and ethics.
  • Sports Medicine [PDF] - This program introduces students to essential skills in sports medicine including fitness assessment, conditioning, emergency preparedness, injury management, therapeutic modalities, nutrition, and ethical and legal considerations. Students explore careers in fitness instruction, athletic training, exercise physiology, sports management, and physical therapy.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?

Some of the jobs include:

  • Advanced Practical Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Biller
  • Pharmacy Technician

What is the salary outlook?

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Nursing Assistant—$12/hour
  • Registered Nurse—$32/hour
  • Medical Assistant—$14/hour
  • Pharmacy Technician—$14/hour

Which certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

Students in the Health Administration program prepare for:

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Students in the Medical Assisting program prepare for:

  • The NOCTI Medical Assisting Exam
  • Certified Medical Assistant certification

Students in the Nursing program prepare for:

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Health Assisting Exam
  • Certified Nursing Assistant certification

Students in the Pharmacy Technician program prepare for:

  • Pharmacy Technician certification

* In order for students to be eligible for the Colorado State Licensure Exam as a Medical Assistant or Nursing Assistant they will need to pass a certified program in that area after graduation.