The Allied Health program at Mesalands Community will prepare you for a career in healthcare. The Allied Health Program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Allied Health, as well as certificates in Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy.
Emergency Medical Technician
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Occupational Certificate prepare students to respond to and provide emergency medical care and transportation for ill and injured patients. Students will also learn basic life support, airway management, trauma, and medical and environmental emergencies.
Enter the nursing profession as an entry-level nursing assistant, who provides basic nursing care under the supervision of licensed nurses in acute, long-term, and home care settings. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will meet all federal certification standards for a nursing assistant and be prepared to take the New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry exam.
Obtain the necessary skills for gainful employment as a phlebotomist, working under the supervision of a clinical laboratory supervisor. The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing and testing of blood specimens, and various other medical samples in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations and standards. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be eligible for application to the national licensing examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Former graduates share their experience in the Allied Health Program at Mesalands.