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Allied Health

Health Professions

Allied Health programs offer you the chance to assist patients, healthcare organizations, and healthcare professionals. Allied Health professionals are involved in the assessment, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of disease in col­lab­o­ra­tion with a wide variety of health professions, and individuals with many different skill and knowledge levels can succeed in these areas.

EKG Technician

Electrocardiograph, or EKG Technicians, are healthcare professionals who perform diagnostic tests that help doctors identify cardiovascular problems in patients.
ECRD 1011

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants, also known as clinical assistants, are allied health professionals who support the work of physicians, physician assistants, and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting.
HITT 1005, MDCA 1021, & MDCA 1043

Nurse Aide

Nurse Aides provide basic care for patients in various settings, such as home health, pediatrics, and hospice. They are specialized to assist patients in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. NURA 1001 & NURA 1060

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomists draw and prepare blood for medical testing, transfusions or donation.
PLAB 1023 & PLAB 1062

Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program consists of five certifications: Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, CPR-BLS, and PCT. PCTs are important members of any healthcare team and have ongoing opportunities to make a difference in the lives of their patients. They provide medical care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and doctor’s offices while under the supervision of a doctor or nurse. They also perform tasks patients are unable to do themselves, such as helping patients walk, perform range-of-motion exercises, dress or bathe, and feeding them when necessary. PCTs assist in basic medical procedures, check blood pressure, heart rythms, monitor food intake, oversee patient medications, help sterilize patient rooms when necessary, ensure bedridden patients don’t suffer from bedsores, and accompany patients to x-ray rooms, among other duties.
ECRD 1011, NURA 1001, NURA 1061, PLAB 1023, PLAB 1062, & EMSP 1019

Medication Aide

A Medication Aide is a person permitted by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) to administer medications to residents in: nursing facilities, Intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions, and correctional institutions. Individuals must be Certified Nurse Aides and must work in a nursing facility to be eligible for this program.
NURA 1013