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Health Professions

Who We Are

Health Professions is comprised of Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Aide, Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Therapy, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedicine, Health Information Management Systems, Health Data and Information Management, Fire Science Technology, Public Health and Professional Health Studies. We are an inclusive division which focuses on our students and our community. Our programs are offered in all four counties of our service area in a multitude of different delivery systems. You will find our courses online, on our campuses, at our sites, in high schools, corporations, churches, fire stations, county buildings and even community events. Check us out! You might find us right next door!

Our Mission Statement

The administration, faculty and staff of the Health Professions area commit ourselves to developing resources, expanding and enhancing learning spaces for students and focusing on every student's achievement and success. We embrace student-centered services and keep our focus on our students through access to information and ongoing communication. In turn, we understand and support the personal and professional achievements of each employee and will provide faculty and staff developments through conferences, continuing educational opportunities and team building activities.

Our Programs

Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs

  • Fire Science Technology (FSAAS)

  • ​Health Data and Information Management (HDIAS)

  • Health Information Management Systems - Medical Coding and Billing (HIMC1)

  • Health Information Management Systems - Medical Office Management (HIMO1)

  • Professional Health Studies 

    • General Health Studies Track (GHAAS)

    • EMT-Paramedicine Track (PHPMO)

    • Medical Assisting Track (PHSMO)

    • ​Public Health Track (PHSGO)

  • Registered Nursing (ASNAS)

  • Respiratory Therapy (RPTAS)

​Certificate of Achievement Programs

  • Fire Science - Advanced Firefighter Operations (FSACE)

  • Health Information Management Systems - Medical Office Assistant (HIACE)

  • Paramedicine (PMPMC)

  • Practical Nursing (LPNCE)

  • Public Health (PBHCE)​

  • Medical Assisting (MDACE)

Career Certificate

  • Fire Science - Basic Firefighter Operations (FSBCC)

Certificate Courses

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (EMSP 1420)

  • ​Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Renewal (EMSP 1421) 

  • Advanced EMT (EMSP 1105)

  • ​Advanced Medical Life Support (EMSP 1400)

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Healthcare Providers-CPR (EMSP 1000)

  • Emergency Medical Technician-EMT (EMSP 1100)

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMSP 1020)

  • Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED (EMSP 1010)

  • ​Pediatric Advanced Life Support (EMSP 1430)

  • ​Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal (EMSP 1431)

  • Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (EMSP 1410)

  • ​Tactical Combat Casualty Care TECC/TCCC (EMSP 1460)

  • Certified Nurse Assistant - Long Term Care (HLTH 1200)

  • Medication Aide (HLTH 1300)

Department Contacts

Dean of Health Professions: Dr. Hal Strough, 531-MCC-4585
Director of Student Experiences: Brenda Ballou, 531-MCC-4792
Associate: Sheryl Agner, 531-MCC-4788
Coordinator of Outreach Activities: Ayza Bolanos, 531-MCC-4789
Enrollment Specialist: Jenny Hank, 531-MCC-4791

Health PROFESSIONs Faculty

Lacey Attebery
Diana Blum
Richelle 'Ricki' Christensen
Constance Crouch
John Detwiler
Kristin Dolezal
Dawn Goodsell
Kelly Hajek
Jan Hess
Craig Jacobus
Peter Landmark
Kevin Laughlin
Susan Lund
Fred McMains
Grace Miller
Kristine Palmer
Troy Peterson
Brandy Robbins
Candace Ryan
Lori Saville
Leslie Seaman
Aimee Semin
Melanie Shaw
Jeff 'Boomer' Strawn
Carol Widman
Alexandra Winter
Nancy Zolck