The medical field is comprised of more than doctors and nurses – it takes lab assistants, medical coders, and so much more. Phoenix College’s Health Professions, Fitness and Wellness department offers a variety of degrees, certificates, and courses in a wide range of medical field careers, including:
Health Care Core – Health Care Core (HCC) courses are prerequisite courses for many of the healthcare programs. Students should see a Health Care Advisor in the Advisement Center prior to enrolling in any HCC (Health Care Core) course.
Health Information Management - The Health Information Management program includes a combination of human science, computer, and health information courses that prepare students for employment in organizations such as hospitals, physician's offices and long-term care facilities.
Histologic Technology - The Histologic Technology program trains students to become histotechnicians and provide clinical support to pathologists and researchers.
Laboratory Assisting - Laboratory Assistants perform pre-analytical processes, point-of-care testing, and initiate testing to provide clinical support for testing and reporting of laboratory tests.
Medical Assisting - The Medical Assisting program provides training in both the administrative duties of the front office and the clinical procedures generally performed in the medical (back) office.
Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based or Hospital-Based - With training in medical billing and coding you will be prepared to work in settings such as clinics, physician offices, managed care organizations, and private billing or insurance companies.
Medical Laboratory Science - Students in the Medical Laboratory Science Program are trained to become Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) who perform general tests in all laboratory areas such as blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology.
Phlebotomy - The Phlebotomy certificate program is designed to prepare students to obtain blood specimens by skin puncture or venipuncture using proper technique on adults, children and infants.
Therapeutic Massage - The Therapeutic Massage Program is designed to provide the essential skills to become a bodywork practitioner. Students may go on to work as a licensed therapist in a spa, health club, medical clinic, or other exciting location.
The department also operates the Phoenix College Fitness Center, which offers expert instruction and quality service to those enrolled. Whether you are new to exercise or looking to make changes in your current program, highly qualified instructors are always available to assist in helping you achieve your goals.