Employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. (U.S. Burea of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov)
Lewis-Clark State College is proud to offer many pathways to these excellent and important careers.
Administrative Medical Assistant
Work as a vital team player in most health care centered jobs while ensuring theneeds of your patients are met at an administrative level, including scheduling appointments, preparing insurance billing, and preparing financial reports.
Serve as communication liaisons on the health care delivery team, enjoy contact with patients, and work alongside physicians and other health care professionals in one of the nation’s fastest-growing careers.
Are highly respected members of the health care team. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides students the educational preparation to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
Are individuals that perform diagnostic imaging exams in a variety of health care settings and the Radiographic Science degree prepares graduates with the foundational knowledge to take the ARRT National Registry exam.
▲ Over 90% of LC State graduates who earned a Biology or Chemistry degree and applied to a graduate program in a health field have been accepted.
▲ LC State prepares students for graduate programs in medicine (physician, dentist, physician assistant, podiatry, veterinary), pharmacy, optometry and occupational or physical therapy.
▲ LC State partners with Idaho State University for a 3+2 Master’s in Public Health, the Idaho Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium to host a Physical Therapist Assistant program, with Wenatchee Valley College for Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), and with North Idaho College on Dental Hygiene (beginning January 2021).
Over 90% of students that complete a Biology or Chemistry degree at LC State and apply to a graduate program in a health field are accepted, and our students are consistently very well prepared for these programs. Additionally, when our nursing students take their national licensure exam (NCLEX-RN®,) pass rates for first-time test takers consistently exceed the national average.
Provides specializations in therapeutic exercise, geriatric wellness, health and fitness leadership, sports training, and commercial fitness.
Athletic Training MAT (3+2 with University of Idaho)
Three years at LC State and two at UI. Prepares the student for work as an athletic trainer in a variety of settings such as health clinics, schools, and corporate business.
Prepares graduates to continue their education in physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.
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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
CNAs care for people of all ages from the very young to the elderly by providing nurturing care and are key support to licensed nurses.
Work under the supervision of a dentist to prepare equipment and assist with procedures.
Teaches the skills to provide quick response and mid-level emergency medical and trauma care to the sick or injured in the pre-hospital setting.
Builds on EMT skills to train in advanced emergency interventions for the prehospital emergency provider. Pre-requisites required.
Develops the basic training needed to work as a Pharmacy Technician in the retail or hospital setting. Includes additional national certifications and exam.
Teaches all aspects of blood collection including anatomy and physiology of the vascular system, medical ethics, legal issues, venipuncture and concludes with hands on training in regional labs.