Community Public Health (AA)

Community Public Health (AA)

Community Public Health (AA)

Community Public Health (AA)



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Fire Science Technology (AAS)

Fire Science Technology (AAS)

Fire Science Technology (AAS)

Fire Science Technology, AAS & Certificate



The CAC Fire Science department offers courses in Fire Science, Hazardous Materials, Wildland Fire Training, and many other areas. An Associate of Applied Science Degree is available in Fire Science Technology. Certificates of Completion are available for Firefighter Operations, Driver Operator, and Wildland Operations.


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Health Information Technology (AAS)

Health Information Management (AAS)

Health Information Technology (AAS)

Health Information Management, AAS



The CAHIIM accredited Health Information Management (HIM AAS Degree program prepares students with the knowledge and technical skills necessary for managing and improving the quality of information within the healthcare delivery system with an emphasis on Data Management or Revenue Management. The degree focal points are the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) entry-level competencies.


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Program Contact

Sandra Brightwell

Dr. Sandra Brightwell, RHIA, FAHIMA
Director of Health Information Management
Phone: 480-677-7798
sandra.brightwell@centralaz.edu
Schedule an appointment.

Massage Therapy (AAS)

Massage Therapy (AAS)

Massage Therapy (AAS)

Massage Therapy, AAS & Certificate



The Massage Therapy AAS Degree includes 735 hours of basic curriculum which prepares individuals for entry-level positions performing massage therapy in a variety of settings. With additional classes in general education and expanded medical courses, students may attain an AAS in Massage Therapy with a 1140 hour certificate. This program includes relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, massage therapy for special populations and spa treatments and hydrotherapy. Included in the program is a Chiropractic Assistant certification program. Additional topics include physiotherapy, body mechanics, acupuncture, anatomy, pathophysiology, business skills, and complementary and alternative medicine.

Central Arizona College is the only massage therapy school in the East Valley that offers an AAS in Massage Therapy. CAC Massage Therapy staff have relationships with massage spas and other employers to assist graduates with making employment connections and building lifelong careers.


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Medical Assistant (AAS)

Medical Assistant (AAS)

Medical Assistant, AAS & Certificate



This degree prepares entry-level Medical Assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains as established by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The degree includes general education requirements and prepares individuals to perform administrative and clinical procedures in ambulatory settings, including physician’s offices, clinics and group practices.


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Medical Laboratory Technician (AAS)

Medical Laboratory Technician (AAS)

Medical Laboratory Technician (AAS)

Medical Laboratory Technician, AAS



The Medical Laboratory Technician AAS prepares a graduate for employment in a clinical/medical laboratory. The graduate will perform routine lab testing for blood, urine, cultures, and other body fluids under the supervision of a medical laboratory scientist. Other responsibilities include performing test/instrument quality control and maintenance on a daily basis, as well as evaluating test results.


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Nursing (AAS)

Nursing (AAS)

Nursing (AAS)

Nursing, AAS



Central Arizona College’s Registered Nursing Program prepares students for the medical workforce or to complete further education to specialize in clinical practice, teaching, or administration.


Program Information

About Nursing Program

Our mission is:

  • ·Teaching safe, evidenced-based practice
  • ·Reaching out to a culturally diverse population within our community
  • ·Understanding trends in nursing education and health care dynamics
  • ·Empowering student learning through the use of innovation and technology

The program course sequence begins for new students each Fall and Spring semester. Class size is limited, making entrance into the CAC Nursing Program highly competitive. Those interested in additional information or an application to the program can attend a Nursing Information Session.

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION INFORMATION

Application and Advising Process:

  1. Attend a Nursing Information Session to obtain an application, which is held monthly (except summer).
  2. Meet with an Advisor and develop a Master Academic Plan (MAP)[PDF]; signed by an Advisor. (Bring to advising meeting unofficial copies of all your transcripts.)
  3. Send official transcripts to Central Arizona College’s registrar.
  4. Take HESI entrance exams at a Central Arizona College’s testing center .
  5. Meet all criteria: GPA 2.75; BIO201/202 taken within the last 5 years; Pass HESI exam, AZ LPN or LNA; Eligibility to register for ENG101 and MAT141.

Turn Application Packet in by Deadline:

  1. Application Points Form
  2. MAP [PDF] – signed by an Advisor
  3. HESI exam taken at Central Arizona College
  4. LNA or LPN proof
  5. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended (including Central Arizona College)
  6. Bring packet to W110 at SPC campus, mail certified,  or email application to nursing@centralaz.edu

Past student have used study resource: HESI A2 Practice Exam app, Nursehub

Deadlines:

  1. March 1st, 6:00 pm for Fall term
  2. June 15, 6:00 pm for Spring term
  3. If the dates above fall on Friday or the weekend, the deadline date would be the following Monday

Nursing Information Session

October 19th, 2023

The Nursing  Division is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Nursing Information Session.   Students who attend a ZOOM session will have an opportunity to request an application be emailed to them after the session.

Topic:  Nursing Information Session Zoom Meeting w/ LPN to RN Bridge Session

Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/97265593911?pwd=OUlVQ2NQRmdDMG9xS0ZETHUrT3Nvdz09– No registration or sign up necessary. 

Meeting ID:  972 6559 3911

November 16th, 2023

The Nursing  Division is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Nursing Information Session.   Students who attend a ZOOM session will have an opportunity to request an application be emailed to them after the session.

Topic:  Nursing Information Session Zoom Meeting w/ LPN to RN Bridge Session

Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Meeting Link:https://zoom.us/j/95845646974?pwd=T2JxNEp3elR3SXZiQmE3WndFRWM3Zz09– No registration or sign up necessary. 

Meeting ID:  958 4564 6974

Nursing Student Handbook [PDF]

Paramedicine (AAS)

Paramedicine (AAS)

Paramedicine (AAS)

Paramedicine and EMT (AAS and Certificate Programs)



Paramedic and EMT Program Information

As a paramedic or EMT, you will learn to evaluate a patient’s condition and administer life-saving care.

Our programs will enable you to start or advance your career path in a hospital or emergency medical services.  Graduates from Central Arizona College’s program enjoy careers with fire departments, ambulance companies, government agencies, and hospitals.

Please attend one of our monthly information sessions.  The sessions are held online using Zoom. At the Zoom sessions, you can learn about our program and get more information on the application process.

Our next information sessions will be held on:

9/27 (Wednesday) https://zoom.us/j/99246760389

10/16 (Monday) https://zoom.us/j/96465461643

11/1  (Wednesday) https://zoom.us/j/98619995595

11/20 (Monday) https://zoom.us/j/91417231547

12/6 (Wednesday) https://zoom.us/j/93146471162

All sessions start at 4 pm and last approximately 1 hour

Please read the information below to learn more about our programs.

Paramedic (12 months)

Our rigorous program utilizes state-of-the-art technology for a perfect mix of classroom, simulation laboratory, clinical, and field experiences.  Your program will consist of over 500+ classroom hours with an additional 500+ hours of vehicular and hospital clinical experience.

The Central Arizona College Paramedic Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (www.caahep.org). The program received its first accreditation in January 2015 and completed its re-accreditation site visit in September 2018.  Central Arizona College maintains national accreditation by adhering to standards established by CAAHEP and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Professions (www.coaemsp.org).

The Prerequisites for the Paramedic Program are:

  • Have a current EMT (Basic) Certification in the state of Arizona
  • At least (1) year of experience as an EMT (Basic).  Please contact the Program Director for an acceptable experience
  • Current American Heart Association CPR certification – Basic Life Support/Healthcare Provider
  • DPS (Arizona Department of Public Safety) fingerprint clearance card or equivalent as determined by the EMS Program Director/Coordinator II
  • Proof of Immunization to include MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) titer or vaccine; TB Skin test within the last 6 months; Tdap (Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis titer or vaccine); Varicella titer or vaccine, Influenza vaccine, and Hepatitis B series.
  • 24-Hour Hazardous Materials First Responder certification (FSC129 is offered at Central Arizona College if needed). At the discretion of the EMS Director, the student can also submit proof of attendance in 8 hours of training that meets OSHA First Responder Operations level training, 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii).
  • A negative 10-panel drug screening and criminal background check.
  • Students are required to maintain health insurance during the program.  Any injury or illness received during the program will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Please see the program MAP for more information about the academic part of the program.
  • Completion of BIO160 is preferred.
  • Costs final 2023-2024 Paramedic Program (Pdf)

The Paramedic program has a competitive application process.  Please fill out the application at https://form.jotform.com/marcpuleo/application-paramedic-program

Once the application is completed we will contact you to schedule an interview and entrance exam.

Emergency Medical Technician – EMS125 (160 hours)

This program is your gateway into the field of Emergency Medical Services. In the program, students will learn fundamental knowledge of emergency medical procedures and techniques.  The program consists of over 100+ hours of lectures, 40+ hours of hands-on lab, and 16+ hours of clinical time.   The training meets or exceeds the Arizona Department of Health (ADHS) for the entry-level EMT.

All components of the program (NUR200, EMS125, and EMS125A) must be completed to be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT exam.

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of NUR200 – Medical Terminology for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (1 Credit).  To sign up for our Spring 2024 EMT course please sign up  NUR200 using section code 23FA695.  This program is an 8-week, 1-credit hybrid program and you will only be required to come on campus twice during the course.
    • Transfer credit may be granted if you have a medical terminology course from another accredited institution.  Please contact the EMS director if you have any questions.
  • Proof of reading comprehension at a 10th-grade level required by ADHS as evidenced by:
    • Completion of ENG101 (from a state-credentialed college),
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 480 or greater,
    • ACT score of 22 or greater in reading,
    • or a score of 80% or more on the Reading Comprehension section of the HESI exam.  To take the HESI please contact our learning center using this link 
  • American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR card.
  • The student must be 18 years of age at the time of program completion to sit for the NREMT exam (students 17 years of age are encouraged to contact the EMS director prior to registration.
  •  Click on the link to view the estimated Cost of the 2023-2024 EMT Program (Pdf)
  • Click here for TICKET-EMT-REGISTRATION

You will need to bring copies of the following documents to your first class and give them to your instructor.

  • Immunizations Requirements (for the Pdf click here): EMT-ImmunizationsCPR-Insurance-Requirements
    • MMR, Varicella, TB (2-step), Tdap, HEP B, Flu Vaccine (current season).
  • BLS Provider CPR card
    • To sign up for a course at Central Arizona College use this link CPR at CAC.
    • If you cannot find a CPR course at CAC that fits your schedule try this link: CPR (American Heart Association BLS) and then choose “Find a Class” In the upper left.
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • EMS Packet-
      • Driver’s license (front and back)
      • High School diploma or high school transcript with graduation date
      • Signed EMT Registration Ticket
      • Copy of Birth certificate

If you have questions or need assistance with registration please go to the contacts tab above

Radiologic Technology (AAS)

Radiologic Technology (AAS)

Radiologic Technology, AAS



Radiologic Technology is a health care profession involving the use of ionizing radiation to generate diagnostic images in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The degree is a two-year program (six sequential semesters including summers) that prepares students for entry-level positions as radiographers.


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Pre-Nursing pathway with Concurrent Enrollment

Nursing pathway with Concurrent Enrollment to NAU

Pre-Nursing pathway with Concurrent Enrollment

Nursing pathway with Concurrent Enrollment to NAU



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