Healthcare Academy

Begin Your Career in Healthcare Now

Take the classes for EICC's healthcare programs for free while you are still in high school. Build a strong foundation with courses like Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy and Physiology. Earn your Certified Nurse Aide credential and prepare to enter any healthcare speciality involving direct patient care. 

Note: Completing the Healthcare Academy doesn’t guarantee admittance to the RN or LPN programs at EICC. To be admitted to EICC's nursing program, you must pass the state CNA Exam and be active on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry. The program is accredited by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Start your healthcare education in high school

  • PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits
  • HSC:113 Medical Terminology, 2 credits

  • HSC:137 Math for Health Professionals, 3 credits
  • HSC:172 Nurse Aide (CNA), 3 credits

Completed Part 1: Foundations of Healthcare (11 credits)

  • BIO:168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab, 4 credits
  • ENG:105 English Composition I, 3 credits

  • BIO:173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab, 4 credits
  • BIO:151 Nutrition, 3 credits

Completed Part 2: Advanced Foundations of Healthcare (25 credits)

Your Career in Healthcare

What you’ve heard about health careers is true. The need for more professionals will continue to skyrocket. You’ll never be without an opportunity to work! Here are a few jobs to consider:

  • Certified Nursing Aide
    Nursing aides help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
  • Dental Assistant
    As a dental assistant, you’ll help the dentist at chairside and also perform functions such as polishing teeth, taking and developing dental radiographs, mixing materials and sterilizing instruments.
  • Diagnostic Medical/Cardiac Sonographer
    Diagnostic medical sonographers use medical ultrasound techniques to gather sonographic data used by physicians to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases.
  • Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings, performing life-saving care and transporting patients to medical facilities.
  • Health Information Management
    As a health information technician, you compile the data for medical-related agencies, determining how that data is compiled and reported to insurance companies, government agencies and others for reimbursement, research and quality monitoring.
  • Medical Assistant
    Medical Assistants help patients and front-line healthcare providers – it's a rewarding job. Work in a doctor's office, clinic, or group practice. It is likely you are the first face a patient will see. Provide intake and care, run routine diagnostic procedures, and record health history. This diploma and career field is the perfect stepping stone into EICC's programs in Nursing, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and more.
  • Nurse
    Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
  • Phlebotomy
    As a phlebotomist you work in hospitals, clinics or other medical facilities drawing blood from patients in preparation for medical testing.
  • Radiologic Technology
    X-ray technologists use radiation to make images of internal organs of the body, which aid radiologists in diagnosing a patient’s illness or injury. 
  • Veterinary Technician
    Vet techs provide nursing care for animals and assist in laboratory and clinical procedures. You perform tasks such as dental work, giving anesthesia and taking x-rays.
Clinton Career Advancement Center Welding Lab

Career Advancement Centers

Brand new ultramodern facilities for career and technical education programs, including automotive tech, culinary, healthcare, welding, and more. Enjoy multi-purpose labs, classrooms, and a large common area. Your successful career starts here.

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Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Employment and Wage Outlook

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Concurrent Advisors

Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

Concurrent Advisor
jshovlain@eicc.edu
563-244-7014

Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

Schedule an appointment with Joe

 

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
hmhansen@eicc.edu
563-441-4004
Serves Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central High Schools

 

Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
ltmclaughlin@eicc.edu
563-244-7192
Serves Bellevue and Maquoketa High Schools

 

Marla Schultz

Marla Schultz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
mshultz@eicc.edu
563-244-7131
Serves Camanche and Northeast High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Concurrent Advisor
acalderon-flores@eicc.edu
563-288-6035
Advises Durant and Muscatine High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Mikayla Cardenas

Mikayla Cardenas

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
micardenas@eicc.edu
Serves Muscatine High School

 

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
tputnamgenz@eicc.edu
563-288-6047
Serves Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine High Schools

Sara Schnepper

Sara Schnepper

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
sschnepper@eicc.edu
Serves Wilton and West Liberty High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Concurrent Advisor
mmgleason@eicc.edu
563-336-5241
Advises Assumption, Davenport Central and Davenport North High Schools

 

Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Concurrent Advisor
ljperez@eicc.edu
563-441-4057
Advises Davenport West and North Scott High Schools

 

Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Concurrent Advisor
jmspengler@eicc.edu
563-441-4137
Advises Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Patricia Madden

Patricia Madden

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
pamadden@eicc.edu
Serves North Scott High School

Healthcare Academy: Locations

Clinton Career Advancement Center

Clinton Career Advancement Center

1210 11th Ave. S.
Clinton, IA 52732
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DeWitt Career Advancement Center

DeWitt Career Advancement Center

817 E Industrial Street
DeWitt, Iowa 52742
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Muscatine Career Advancement Center

Muscatine Career Advancement Center

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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