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Allied Health has number of options for students

19 July 2013

To make taking classes convenient for not only the traditional age student, but also for someone still in high school or someone wanting to come back, Pratt Community College's Allied Health Department has many different options for students.

The Allied Health program offers three classes that have state certification. Those classes are: Certified Nurse Aid, Certified Home Health Aid and Certified Medication Aid.

"I think our program has dedicated instructors who provide a high quality of education," said Patty Huffman, director of Allied Health.

Students can also prepare for the health field by taking courses like Introduction to Health Occupation and Terminology for Healthcare Workers.

Courses are offered online, on Pratt's campus, Cowley County's campus and in Wichita.

PCC's Allied Health program has a partnership with the Urban League of Kansas to allow students to gain hands-on experience with state-of-art equipment at all three sites. Students who take online courses might also be required to come on-campus for clinicals.

"The equipment that students will be using at clinicals, is equipment that they will be using in the medical field," Huffman said. "It is all equipment you would want to be familiar with if you were planning on going on in the medical field."

The classes can be completed in four to seven weeks and a student can get all three state certifications in a semester.

Many of the courses that are offered through this program are free to high school students.