Health Sciences Career Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor says health care occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations by 2024. The best place to start a health care career is Black Hawk College. Our grads are in demand – area health care facilities contact us when they have positions to fill.

Black Hawk College offers programs in health careers to meet the needs of many students. Whether interest is in an eight-week course preparing for almost immediate employment or in a two-year degree program, there is a program to meet all needs.

Individuals entering any career in the health field should be aware that a background which includes science and math courses is required for many health careers. It is also important that the applicant enjoy working with people, be motivated and willing to spend time outside of class in study. All health career programs involve from twenty-four to thirty-six hours per week in class and laboratory instruction for full-time students. It is possible to enroll in certain programs/courses on a part-time basis.

Opportunities for persons completing a health career program are limitless. One may be employed in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians’ or dentists’ offices, or a number of community agencies. In many instances, completion of a health career program at Black Hawk College provides the foundation for further education in this large and exciting field.

Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Surgical Technology (AAS) 5173 AAS Degree 61 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education
Patient Care Assistant Certificate 5965 Certificate 24 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education
Radiologic Technology (AAS) 5071 AAS Degree 65 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education
Practical Nursing Certificate 5666 Certificate 40 Health Sciences Career Programs Nursing nurse, LPN
Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS) 5179 AAS Degree 72 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education
Medical Coding Specialist Certificate 5584 Certificate 33 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education
Medical Billing Specialist Certificate 5586 Certificate 39 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education
Medical Assisting Certificate 5864 Certificate 30 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education
Health Information Management (AAS) 5292 AAS Degree 63 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education
Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (Certificate) 5566 Certificate 8 Health Sciences Career Programs Nursing nursing, CNA
Associate Degree Nursing (AAS) 5456 AAS Degree 66 Health Sciences Career Programs Nursing ADN, Nurse, RN
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate 5639 Certificate 50 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education EMT
Associate in Applied Science EMS-Paramedic (AAS) 5039 AAS Degree 70 Health Sciences Career Programs Allied Health & Physical Education
Veterinary Technology (AAS) 5017 AAS Degree 80 Agriculture Career ProgramsHealth Sciences Career Programs Agriculture animals
Veterinary Assisting Certificate 5117 Certificate 32 Agriculture Career ProgramsHealth Sciences Career Programs Agriculture animals