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Health & Human Services

Degrees & Certificates

Degrees

Allied Health Professional, A.A.S. degree

This program is a two-year program for individuals wanting a degree to enter the field in a clinical site as a medical assistant. 

Degree Requirements for: Allied Health Professional A.A.S (2 years)

Associate Degree Nursing, A.A.S degree

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program provides students with the opportunity to learn skills to care for patients of all ages in a variety of healthcare settings.  In addition to learning technical skills used in providing care, major emphasis is placed on the development of the attributes of communication, critical thinking, and professionalism. This rigorous program offers theoretical and applied instruction in classrooms, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings.  The ability to synthesize information and then coherently and succinctly communicate the information in written assignments and apply critical thinking skills in the clinical setting is critical for program success.

After successfully completing all degree requirements, students will earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with a Nursing major.  Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).  Successful performance on the NCLEX-RN awards state licensure and qualifies graduates for the title of Registered Nurse (RN). Interested applicants for the program must complete the “Mandatory Online Orientation for Admission Consideration.” See the nursing website for information on the mandatory orientation at www.aims.edu/academics/health/nursing. The “Mandatory Online Orientation for Admission Consideration” may be accessed under the Prospective Students tab.

Degree Requirements for: Associate Degree Nursing, A.A.S. (2 years)

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S. degree

The radiographer as part of the health care team is dedicated to the conservation of life and health and the discovery of existing disease. The Radiologic Technology degree can be a pathway to other imaging modalities.

This program is designed to train individuals in the art and science of Radiologic Technology.

Students successfully completing the program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists competency examination that upon successful completion will allow the graduate to hold the status of Registered Technologist R.T.(R).

Degree Requirements for: Radiologic Technology, A.A.S. (2 years)

Surgical Technology, A.A.S. degree

Intended for the individual desiring to work in an operating room setting requiring multi-tasking abilities. Skills obtained in this degree can be applied to the same-day surgical area, some clinic settings including freestanding surgical centers, and the hospital operating theaters. Assisting in surgery will be possible, at an entry level, with completion of the Surgical Technology degree.

Degree Requirements for: Surgical Technology, A.A.S. (2 years)

Certificates

Introduction to Allied Health

The first steps toward medically focused post-secondary goals in a variety of healthcare career paths.

Certificate Requirements for: Introduction to Allied Health

Healthcare Readiness and Professionalism Certificate

Expanded Nurse Aide certificate includes job seeking and readiness skills.

Certificate Requirements for: Healthcare Readiness and Professionalism Certificate

Mammography Certificate

The program is restricted to Registered Technologists seeking certification in mammography. Opportunities are in hospitals, clinics and doctors offices.

Certificate Requirements for: Mammography Certificate

Medical Assistant, Front Office Certificate

This is a two semester 17 credit certificate. This certificate prepares the future Medical Administrative Assistant to perform business-related tasks such as insurance billing and coding, patient scheduling, and office management in private physician offices, hospitals, and clinics.

Certificate Requirements for: Medical Assistant, Front Office Certificate (2 semesters)

Medical Clinical Assistant Certificate (2 semesters)

This is a two semester 17.5 credit certificate with a 160 hour internship. The internship occurs in the second semester and is generally completed in 4 weeks. This certificate prepares the future Medical Assistant to perform skills such as blood draws, injections, EKGs, Urinalysis, direct patient care and other lab skills in private physician offices and clinics working directly with the Physician.

Certificate Requirements for: Medical Clinical Assistant Certificate (2 semesters)

Medical Prep Certificate

The Medical Preparation Program is a partnership between Aims Community College and local school districts. It is a scholarship package that allows junior and senior high school students to simultaneously earn credit toward a college degree or certificate while obtaining credit toward a high school diploma. It is a series of 12 credits over 2 semesters that prepare the student to enter or explore health care careers. Students will identify personal strengths and weaknesses, take a transferable Medical Terminology course, and develop a portfolio that includes building a resume.

Certificate Requirements for: Medical Prep Certificate

Nurse Aide Certificate

The Nurse Aide Program is intended for the individual desiring to be a certified nurse aide focusing on care for the adult or disabled patient/client/resident living at home or in a health care facility. Methods of learning include classroom activities, skills practice and simulations, and clinical practice giving actual patient care. The program meets all relevant federal and state requirements. A background check and drug screen are required. Upon successful completion, the program graduate is eligible to apply to take the State of Colorado Nurse Aide Certificate examination. The program graduate must also meet the State eligibility requirements when applying to take the certification exam. (Cost of examination is not covered in tuition.) The program content and successfully passing the state nurse aide certification examination will satisfy the requirement for application to the Aims and UNC nursing programs.

Certificate Requirements for: Nurse Aide Certificate (1 semester)

Phlebotomy Certificate

Phlebotomists can find employment in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and labs throughout the region. Students must complete HPR 112 and HPR 180. The Phlebotomy classes will require outside clinical experience (HPR 180) the following semester after successfully completing HPR 112. Students must be available during the week (Monday - Friday) for the clinical portion of the class to attend clinical sites. This program is an 8 credit, two-semester program.

Certificate Requirements for: Phlebotomy Certificate

Sterile Instrument Processing Certificate

Intended for the individual desiring to work in Materials Management where the focus will be on care, handling and sterilization of surgical instrumentation. Skills obtained in this certification can be used  in same-day surgical areas, some freestanding surgical centers, and the hospitals.