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Healthcare Certificates & Trainings

Our health care trainings and certificate programs can prepare you for a rewarding, in-demand position in the health care industry. These programs take a year or less to complete and are an excellent option for workers looking for a competitive edge in the job market. Our programs offer real world knowledge combined with foundation skills that are desired by employers looking to hire in the entry level health care setting. 

Dental Assistant Certificate I

This certificate program is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level professional position as a skilled dental assistant. Courses are designed to enhance the employment ability of the student by developing basic bookkeeping skills, interpersonal communications skills, and basic computer skills required in a dental assistant/receptionist environment.

To be a successful employee in the dental assistant profession, a person must have a customer friendly and service orientation, the ability to respect confidentiality, possess eye/hand coordination and dexterity skills, and enjoy working in a team environment. An individual choosing this profession must display a positive attitude and be dependable. This certificate prepares the student for the Certified Dental Assistant National exam. 

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Program Requirements

Course
Credits
Microcomputer Applications 3
Interpersonal Communications 3
Orientation to Dental Assisting 1
Dental Assisting Fundamentals 5
Dental Radiography 3
Dental Office Procedures 1
Dental Therapeutics & Emergency Management 3
Managing Career Development 3
Leadership I 3

General Ed. Requirements

Course
Credits
Writing Level I or Interpersonal Communications 3
Math/Applied Math 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Co-Curricular Learning 1
Wellness 1
Orientation to College 1

 

Dental Assistant Certificate II

This certificate II program is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level professional position as a skilled dental assistant. To be a successful employee in the dental assistant profession, a person must have a customer friendly and service orientation, the ability to respect confidentiality, possess eye/hand coordination and dexterity skills, and enjoy working in a team environment. An individual choosing this profession must display a positive attitude and be dependable. This certificate prepares the student for the Certified Dental Assistant National exam.

Program requirements

Course
Credits
Orientation to Dental Assisting 1
Dental Assisting Fundamentals 5
Dental Radiography 3
Dental Office Procedures 1
Dental Therapeutics & Emergency Management 3

Health Science Meta Major Certificate I

 

The healthcare industry provides a variety of high demand occupations that require a broad range of knowledge, skills and abilities in general education and health science concepts. A Health Science certificate allows the student to complete coursework typically required in most healthcare degrees.

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Program Requirements

Course
Credits
General Biology 3
College Algebra 4
Medical Terminology 3
General Psychology 4
Homan Anatomy 4
Human Physiology 4


General Ed. Requirements

Course
Credits
Writing Level I or Interpersonal Communications 3
Math/Applied Math 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Co-Curricular Learning 1
Wellness 1
Orientation to College 1

 

Medical Assistant-Certificate I

Hands on, team based learning is the focus of CWC’s one year program in Medical Assisting. Classes include online and clinical lab practice. Small class sizes mean students receive individual attention. Options may include combining with health information technology for an Associate’s degree and expanded job opportunities.

Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep physician offices and clinics running smoothly. Clinical job descriptions vary, but often include taking vitals, injections, sterile set ups and minor surgery assisting, health screenings, phlebotomy and some laboratory tests. MA's take patient histories, reconcile medication lists and assist with procedures and exams.

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Program Requirements

Course
Credits
Human Biology or Human Anatomy 4
Medical Terminology 3
Medical Assistant Practicum 5
Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant 3
Clinical Role for the Medical Assistant 3
Clinical Role for the Medical Assistant II 2
Administrative Role of the Medical Assistant 3
Lab Techniques for the Medical Assistant 2

General Ed. Requirements

Course
Credits
Writing Level I or Interpersonal Communications 3
Math/Applied Math 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Co-Curricular Learning 1
Wellness 1
Orientation to College 1

 

Medical Office Support - Certificate I

The certificate in Health Information Technology: Medical Office Support is designed to prepare individuals who already have a strong background in office technology to acquire specialized skills in medical transcription and/or medical billing and coding. Students select one option and learn specialized skills that will be used in a hospital or medical clinic.

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Program Requirements

Course
Credits
Business Communications 3
Business English 3
Speed and Accuracy Development 1
Medical Law and Ethics 5
Medical Terminology 3
Human Biology 1

Program Electives

Course
Credits
Medical Billing & Reimbursement 3
Physician-Based Medical Coding 3
Word Processing Apps 3
Spreadsheet Apps  

General Ed. Requirements

Course
Credits
Writing Level I or Interpersonal Communications 3
Math/Applied Math 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Co-Curricular Learning 1
Wellness 1
Orientation to College 1

 

Medication Assistant - Certificate I

This program is not currently offered, but may be offered at a later date. 

Health Science: Medication Assistant certificate I prepares students with active Wyoming certified nursing assistant II (CNA II) classification for an expanded role as a medication assistant-certified (MA-C). This expanded role includes medication administration to patients with chronic conditions in specific healthcare settings under the supervision of a licensed nurse. General education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking, computation, communication, and technology skills utilized in the healthcare setting. On successful completion, students are eligible for certification as a medication assistant. This program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing. Students must:

  • be a graduate from a state or board approved CNA II training and competency evaluation program; or
  • have a current unencumbered Wyoming CNA II certificate

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Phlebotomy Training

This 2 credit, one semester class will teach techniques of drawing blood and specimen collection for hospital and clinic laboratories. After course completion and 25 successful venipunctures, students will be eligible for the national certification exam through NCCT for a national certificate. This program partners with Sagewest Lab and with community health fairs for practical experie

Get to know your instructors

Kristy Jones
Instructor of Medical Assistant

Kristy enjoys sharing her work experiences with students to give them real life scenarios in the classroom.