Allied health care workers are in high demand. Eastern Arizona College’s certificate
programs offer training in a variety of allied health fields — and most can be completed
in as little as one year. Our programs include the instruction as well as the clinical
and lab hours needed to be prepared to take state and/or national certification tests,
optimizing your employment prospects. You are invited to visit campus to learn more
about the various allied health career fields and the EAC program that will help you
achieve your goals.
Medical assistants provide support to doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals with routine
administrative and clinical duties. A 160-hour externship working in a medical office
is required for certification.
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. Certification requires
completion of 40 hours in a skilled nursing facility.
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. Phlebotomy technician training requires completion of 120 hours in a clinical
Medical laboratory assistants collect and process patient specimens — urine, blood, cultures, etc. — to assist
with diagnosis. Certification requires students be at least 18 years of age and complete
a minimum of 150 hours in a clinical laboratory setting.
Medical coding and billing specialistsprovide diagnostic and procedural coding and billing services in settings such as
clinics, physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and private billing
or insurance companies.
Patient care technicians work alongside doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals in providing direct
patient care in a variety of settings. They perform personal care to complex patients
and implement portions of a care plan, such as respiratory and rehabilitation services,
EKG, and phlebotomy, under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Dental assistantshelp provide oral healthcare, X-ray imaging, and other clinical procedures as part
of a professional dental team.
Allied Health Career Paths
Medical Lab Assisting
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Medical Assistant Certificate
Preparation to sit for the American Medical Technologists National Medical Assistant
exam and for entry-level employment.
Students will learn the basic principles of gardening and landscaping in a desert
and semi-arid environment. Conventional and organic gardening principles and practices
will be taught. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the training requirements
for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program.
Course provides a study of diesel starting, charging, and accessory electrical systems
and components. Course places emphasis on electrical system diagnosis and electrical
repair. Course allows students to use various industry standard diagnostic electrical
equipment and testing techniques. Prepares the student to take the ASE certification
test on electrical/electronic systems.