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The Medical Sciences division is home to thirteen diverse and growing fields focused on the health and safety of people and community.
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Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Division is a newly created division at PPCC which was formerly a part of the Health and Sciences Division.  This new division is working to meet the PPCC mission of providing high quality healthcare educational opportunities to all with a focus on student success and community needs.  The Medical Sciences Division (MS) is currently comprised of 12 departments.

 

What are PPCC's health-related programs?

 

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Clinical Office Assistant Certificate Program

Whether you want to work in a physician's office or in a hospital outpatient clinic, the potential to obtain either a certification or degree is right here. You can work in the clinical areas with direct patient care and/or office administration. 

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Dental Assisting Associates of Applied Science Certificate Program

PPCC prepares students for employment as chair-side dental assistants in a variety of clinical settings. Our graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board CDA Exam. 

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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program

At PPCC, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students will learn to provide emergency medical care to sick or injured patients in a safe and accurate manner. 

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Medical Assistant

A degree or certificate in Medical Assisting will provide you with a solid skill-set to become a vital member of the healthcare profession. At PPCC Medical Assistant students will learn to assist with clinical and administrative functions as employees within the healthcare field. 

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Medical Coding Specialist

Medical Coders review patient information for preexisting conditions,, assign a appropriate diagnoses and procedure codes for patient care and billing purposes. They may advance into the area of Cancer Registrars who also review patient records and reports for accuracy and assign classification codes to represent the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and benign tumors. 

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Medical Receptionist

Medical Receptionists may work in a hospital, outpatient clinic or a doctor's office, the potential to obtain a certification is right here. Specialize in obtaining information for medical records as well as maintaining quality and security in both paper and electronic systems. You may take simple medical histories, initiate referrals to specialist, confirm insurance coverage and process insurance payments. 

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Nursing Assistant

If you have a passion for bedside care, we can turn your passion into a career. Our Nursing Assistant program prepares you for a rewarding career in one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. Earn your certificate and start working in as little as ten weeks with our affordable, hands-on training program. 

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Nursing Associates of Applied Science RN-BSN Completion & Dual Enrollment

PPCC prepares its nursing students with the skills, technical competence, and know-how needed to find a rewarding career. Graduates have a reputation of being caring, skilled and efficient practicing nurses, who are highly sought after in today's health care industry. With our Nursing Program you will gain nursing skills that apply to all areas of the nursing industry. 

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Paramedic Associates of Applied Science Certificate Program

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students will learn to provide emergency medical care to sick or injured patients in a safe and accurate manner. Topics students will learn about ranges from Basic First Aid to Pediatric Care. 

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Pharmacy Technician Associates of Applied Science Certificate Program

Both the certificate and associate degree in the Pharmacy Technician program at PPCC are designed to prepare graduates to take the PTCB exam. PPCC students will benefit from excellent clinical facilities and staff, state of the art labs, and experienced and accessible faculty.

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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program

Choosing to study phlebotomy at PPCC can lead to a successful career in the rapidly-growing healthcare industry. With a high job placement and expected continued growth, you can expect a career as a phlebotomist in a private lab, hospital, or other healthcare facility. 

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Radiology Technician Preparation Program

Radiology at PPCC prepares students to apply to the UC Health Memorial School of Radiology. Our staff are highly qualified in the healthcare field and have ongoing relevant experience in radiology. After successful completion of the program students are eligible to perform various radiological procedures in this growing field. 

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Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science

Your education will prepare you for employment in the Surgical Technology field. Click on the Learn More link for more information about this degree. 

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For general advising questions, you can email us at advising@ppcc.edu, or fill out the form below. For the quickest service, please include your Student Number in all communications.

Note: During registration seasons, we experience a high volume of calls and emails. During those times it may take us a few days to respond to you.

Contact Us

Division contact

Allied Health Contact

allied.health@ppcc.edu

719.502.3592

Nursing Contact

Nursing@ppcc.edu

719.502.3450