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The field of medical services is expanding in Colorado faster than average and hospitals and healthcare clinics are beginning to hire more staff to fulfill these roles. A certificate or degree from PPCC will provide you with a solid skill-set to become a vital part of a medical services team anywhere in the country.

Whether you want to work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, doctor's office or ambulance service, you will be trained to work directly with patients assisting with their medical needs.

What do PPCC Allied Health students study?

Allied Health degree students will take classes which will qualify them to complete the state EMT certification, Certified Nurses Aid certification and almost all of the Phlebotomy Certification program classes.

Students will become familiar with the health care system, medical terminology, interpersonal relationships, applying medical clinical skills and assisting patients in their healthcare.

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Classes You Might Take

Teaches the anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and drug therapy of the immune, musculoskeletal, and digestive systems. A discussion of pediatric implications as they relate to clinical physiology will also be covered. Students may take MOT 125, MOT 133 and MOT 135 in any order, but all three courses must be completed to meet the Basic Medical Sciences requirement.
Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety, and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.
Introduces the student to the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining the most common prefixes, roots and suffixes. Includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging. Class structure provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting.
Introduces the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student to pre-hospital emergency care. The topics included in this course are Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, well-being of the EMT, communications, documentation, anatomy, airway management, and patient assessment.

Career Options

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certified Nurses Aid
  • Phlebotomist
  • Emergency room technician
  • Urgent care patient technician

Careers in Allied Health