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For credit degree programs, contact:

Admissions Office
Calmar: 800.728.2256, ext. 376
Peosta: 800.728.7367, ext. 259
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For career pathway certificate programs, contact:

Business and Community Solutions
Calmar Area

563.562.3263, ext. 399
800.728.2256, ext. 399

Business and Community Solutions
Dubuque Area

563.557.8271, ext. 380
888.642.2338, ext. 380

Health Sciences

The Health Sciences programs are committed to providing quality education in nursing and allied health fields, ensuring each graduate is qualified to enter the healthcare profession. Successful health science students are skilled in carrying out precise procedures, empathetic to patient emotions and needs, adaptable to quickly-changing environments and ethical in personal and professional judgments.

Experienced faculty and hands-on practice in clinical and simulated lab settings prepare students for a variety of high-wage, high-demand careers. The estimated entry-level to median salary range in Iowa is $18,497 - $54,686.


Program TitleAward
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Career Pathway Certificate
Dental Assisting Diploma
Electroneuodiagnostic Technology Associate of Applied Science
Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science
Massage Therapy Diploma
Medical Assistant Diploma
Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science
Nursing Associate of Applied Science
Nursing - Practical Diploma
Paramedic Associate of Applied Science
Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science
Respiratory Care Associate of Applied Science
Surgical Technology Diploma
Associate of Applied Science

Advantages of Health Sciences

In Demand

Careers in health sciences are growing steadily. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry will produce 28 percent of all new jobs, nearly 5.7 million positions, by 2020. Based on this demand, employment in healthcare often comes with high wages and great benefits.

Fast-paced and Evolving Career Options

Medical and technological breakthroughs happen daily, which means careers in health sciences are constantly evolving and changing based on new discoveries. Although many positions will have different daily tasks and duties, healthcare environments are typically fast paced and provide new and exciting challenges every day.

Salary Source: Iowa Workforce Development