Health Science Programs/Majors

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**In two areas of interest

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​ ​​Adult Services*
asm.png ​Qualify as administrators or directors of residential care facilities, assisted living programs, adult day care programs, home and community-based services and other agencies that work with the elderly.
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​ ​​Aging Services Management
asm.png ​Provides knowledge and skills about the needs and services affecting older adults and their families. Includes Adult Services, Dietary Manager, Gerontology, Long Term Care Administration, and more.
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​ ​​Dental Assistant
asm.png Prepares the students, as a member of the dental health team, to assist the dentist in all phases of dentistry. The program includes general and specialty dentistry, chairside procedures, radiology, and laboratory and business office assisting.
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​ ​​Dental Hygiene
asm.png ​Prepares graduates for positions in general and specialty dental offices, hospitals, schools, public health agencies and industrial agencies.
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​ ​​Dietary Manager
asm.png ​Ensuring food quality and safety standards are maintained, hiring and managing staff, and maintaining reports on income and expenditures, food, supplies, inventory levels, and equipment.
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​ ​​Fitness & Sports Management
asm.png ​Pursue a career in the fitness, exercise or related health fields. Graduates from the program may also be able to find entry-level positions at fitness clubs, parks and recreation departments, YMCA/YWCAs, private health clubs, schools, hospitals, or specialized fitness centers
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​ ​​Gerontology*
asm.png ​Increase knowledge and understanding of the aging process and how to better relate to the older adult.
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​ ​​Health Information Technology**
asm.png ​The healthcare field is becoming increasingly complex. Patients, providers, and insurance companies all rely on technology to access health records and other important data. Trained health information specialists, data managers, and other skilled professionals help to keep this sensitive information accurate and secure.
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​ ​​Long Term Care Administrator*
asm.png ​Provides knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a nursing home administrator.
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​ ​​Medical Laboratory Technology
asm.png Prepares the student to perform complex laboratory procedures with a limited amount of supervision.
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Medical Assistant
asm.png ​Perform routine administrative, clinical, and laboratory tasks to keep the physician’s office running smoothly.
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Medical Office Specialist**
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​Prepare the student to work in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals/medical centers, clinics, health insurance companies and other health-related businesses.
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​ ​​Nursing
asm.png There are several levels of credentialing in nursing, but the majority of the workforce today consists of RNs. DMACC currently offers an ADN nursing program for RN licensure and a PN program
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​ ​​Nurse Aide (CNA)
asm.png Gain knowledge and skills needed to care for patients/residents in a variety of long-term care facilities or direct care settings.
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​ ​​Paramedic
asm.png Provides medical care for patients, performing skills in a variety of settings including pre-hospital, emergency departments, critical care units and cardiac catheter labs.
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​ ​​Phlebotomy
asm.png ​Draw blood from patients for diagnostic medical tests, prepare blood samples for analysis. Most phlebotomists are employed in hospitals.
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​ ​​Respiratory Therapy
asm.png ​Treat persons with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other injuries and illnesses that affect the ability to breathe properly.
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​ ​​Surgical Technology
asm.png ​Prepare students to be employed in a hospital or surgery center. As a skilled health professional, the surgical technologist is able to circulate with a Registered Nurse and scrub independently for a variety of specialties and procedures.
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​Want to Earn a 4-Year Degree?

Start at DMACC and earn an Associates degree, then transfer to one of these colleges/universities for your 4-year degree in health sciences.

(Note: This list can be sorted or filtered by any column.)

  
  
  
Boise State UniversityBS in Respiratory CareBoise State University Transfer Equivalency System
Capella UniversityAAS NursingCapella University - Transferring Credits
Clarkson CollegeCommunity HealthClarkson College - Community Health
Clarkson CollegeHealth Care Business: Health Information AdministrationClarkson College - Health Care Business: Health Information Administration
Clarkson CollegeHealth Care Business: ManagementClarkson College - Health Care Business: Management
Clarkson CollegeNursing: BSN, LPN to BSN & RN to BSNClarkson College - Nursing: BSN, LPN to BSN & RN to BSN
Clarkson CollegePhysical Therapist AssistantClarkson College - Physical Therapist Assistant
Clarkson CollegeRadiography & Medical ImagingClarkson College - Radiography & Medical Imaging
Creighton UniversityOccupational TherapyCreighton University - Transfer Students
Creighton UniversityPharmacy (Liberal Arts-AS)Creighton University - Transfer Students
Des Moines UniversityHealth Care Administration ProgramDes Moines University - Master of Health Care Administration - How to Apply
Faith Baptist Bible CollegeAS NursingFaith Baptist Bible College - Transfer Credit Policies
Grand View UniversityNursing AASGrand View University - Nursing - RN to BSN
Iowa State UniversityDiet and Exercise - AGLSDMACC AA to ISU Diet and Exercise - AGLS
Iowa State UniversityDiet and Exercise - H SCIDMACC AA to ISU Diet and Exercise - H SCI
Iowa State UniversityDietetics - AGLSDMACC AA to ISU Dietetics - AGLS
Iowa State UniversityDietetics - H SCIDMACC AA to ISU Dietetics - H SCI
Iowa State UniversityFitness & Sports ManagementDMACC to ISU Kinesiology and Health
Iowa State UniversityGenetics - LASDMACC AA to ISU Genetics - LAS
Iowa State UniversityNursing (Bachelor of Science Nursing - H SCI)DMACC RN to ISU Nursing (Bachelor of Science Nursing - H SCI)
Iowa State UniversityNutritional Science - AGLSDMACC to ISU Nutritional Science - AGLS
Iowa State UniversityNutritional Science - H SCIDMACC to ISU Nutritional Science - H SCI
Iowa State UniversityPhysical Education (Kinesiology and Health)DMACC to ISU Physical Education (Kinesiology and Health)
Iowa State UniversityPre-Human MedicineDMACC AA to ISU Pre-Human Medicine
Iowa State UniversityPreprofessional Health ProgramsDMACC AA to ISU Preprofessional Health Programs
Iowa Wesleyan UniversityRN to BSN ProgramRN to BSN Online Nursing Degree Requirements
Mercy College of Health SciencesBS in Health Science (Pre Med)MCHS & DMACC - Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Pre Med)
Mercy College of Health SciencesBS in Healthcare AdministrationMCHS & DMACC - Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
Mercy College of Health SciencesBS in Liberal Arts and SciencesCollege Admission Requirements - Transferring Credit
Morningside CollegeAA, ASMorningside College - DMACC Transfer Guide
Palmer College of ChiropracticPre-Chiropractic (AS)Palmer College of Chiropractic - Transfer Students
Simpson CollegeAging Services Management, Long-Term Care Administration AASDMACC AAS in Aging Services Management, Long-Term Care Administration to Simpson BA in Health Services Leadership
UnityPoint Health Des Moines, School of Radiologic TechnologyRadiologic TechnologyUnityPoint Health - School of Radiologic Technology
University of IowaNursingUI Transfer Admission to Nursing
University of IowaPharmacy (Liberal Arts-AS)DMACC to UI College of Pharmacy
University of IowaRadiation Science (Liberal Arts-AS)DMACC to UI Radiation Sciences BS
University of IowaRN-BSN ProgramUI Nursing RN-BSN
University of Northern IowaHealth Promotion: Community NutritionDMACC AA to UNI Health Promotion: Community Nutrition
University of Northern IowaHealth Promotion: GlobalDMACC AA to UNI Health Promotion: Global Health
University of Northern IowaHealth Promotion: Wellness and FitnessDMACC AA to UNI Health Promotion: Wellness & Fitness
University of Northern IowaHealth Promotion: Women's HealthDMACC AA to UNI Health Promotion: Women’s Health
University of Northern IowaMovement and Exercise ScienceDMACC AA to UNI Movement and Exercise Science
Upper Iowa UniversityAging Services Mgmt/Long-Term Care Admin AASUIU - Aging Services Mgmt/Long-Term Care Admin AAS to Health Services Administration BS
Upper Iowa UniversityMedical Office Specialist AASUIU - Medical Office Specialist AAS to Health Services Administration BS
US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and TrainingAGSUSDOL - Apprenticeship Program
William Penn UniversityNursingWilliam Penn University - Transfer Students