Students in the Healthcare Specialist program are able to study a wide variety of certification options, including Dementia Care, Phlebotomy, Personal Training, Pharmacy Technician, and more! Students receive clinical hands-on practice in actual healthcare settings, with a mix of classroom and time in the lab. For example, Pharmacy technician labs use actual state-of-the-art equipment; Phlebotomy students receive hands-on training with a 100 hour externship in an approved lab setting; and Outpatient Insurance Coding students use software and coding manuals that are actually used by hospitals and insurance companies for billing and coding procedures, so no matter which certificate path you choose, you will be well prepared to enter the workforce.
The Healthcare Specialist program is also where students who would like to apply for one of the selective programs get started, and get a great foundation in the healthcare industry. Students in this program receive individualized instruction and advising, and individual attention is given to students who are struggling, which make Ivy Tech a well-respected provider of healthcare workers in the community.
Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam. The details and process will be provided at an orientation. Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.
Graduates from the Healthcare Specialist program are currently working in doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, as well as many other areas. The Healthcare Specialist program works very closely with local hospitals, pharmacies and clinics to be sure our students get the best education possible and the very best jobs possible.