Allied Health Academic Programs

General Education

The general education component of the degree programs at Eastern International College are those that satisfy written and oral communication, quantitative principles, natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and fine arts, information literacy and technology and critical thinking skills that contribute purposely to the development of academic skills and promotion of lifelong learning.

The General Education competency areas: Communication Literacy (Oral and Written), Information Literacy, Technology Literacy, Quantitative Literacy, Critical Thinking, Global Competency, and Scientific Reasoning

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On-Campus Programs

Cardiovascular Technology, A.A.S. Degree Program (Accredited by CAAHEP)

The Cardiovascular Technology Program (CVT) at Eastern International College prepares the student to perform non-invasive diagnostic examinations of the heart and/or blood vessels at the request or direction of a physician in Adult Echocardiography. The CVT program teaches the student the essential theoretical and hands-on knowledge to compete for entry-level positions in the field.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography, B.S. Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-BS) program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the sonography field. Students learn sonographic procedures in a variety of sub- specialties; these include abdominal, vascular, OBGYN, and echocardiography. In addition, students enhance their interpersonal communication skills, critical thinking, and cultural competencies. This will allow them to function effectively in a diverse workplace. Graduates of the DMS-BS program can work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, medical imaging centers, and other areas appropriate to this field of study.

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Dental Hygiene, B.S., Degree (Completion Program)Online

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in the Dental Hygiene Completion Program online provides associate degree registered dental hygienists (RDH) with advanced educational opportunities to successfully fulfill new and broader roles within the profession of Dental Hygiene. The program teaches the student the essential theoretical knowledge and skills to compete beyond the entry-level positions in the field. Graduates of the program can extend the dental hygiene profession’s reach to provide quality preventive oral health care in an expanded public health arena while developing and instituting diverse treatment plans for a multicultural population. Career paths in public health management, allied health education, pharmaceutical, research, sales and business affiliations are possibilities to the bachelor degree-trained dental hygienist.

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Dental Hygiene, A.A.S. Degree Program (Accredited by CODA)
* Program not offered every semester

The dental hygienist is a member of the oral health team who provides treatment to prevent oral health diseases. Clinical skills include performing oral health assessments, examining head, neck and oral regions for disease, exposing and processing dental radiographs, other diagnostic assessments, debridement (removing) of deposits from the tooth structures, applying sealants and fluoride to prevent decay, providing nutritional counseling for maintenance of the oral cavity, fabricate athletic mouth guards, and other patient services allowed by the State Board of Dentistry. Dental hygienists are oral health educators within the community and plan oral health promotion strategies to better inform and serve their patients. The curriculum covers a two-year program culminating in an AAS degree. The DH program teaches the student the essential theoretical and hands-on knowledge to compete for entry-level positions in the field.

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Nursing, A.A.S. Degree Program

The Nursing Associate Degree program prepares students to work as entry-level nurses in doctors’ offices, acute care and rehabilitation settings, long term care facilities, ambulatory and community centers, medical centers and hospitals, among others. The applied science portion of the program has two major components: the theory/didactic/lab component and the clinical externship component. The general education portion of the program includes coursework in Anatomy and Physiology, English, math, developmental psychology, microbiology, and nutrition. Emphasis in this portion of the program is placed on enhancing students’ academic and interpersonal skills.

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Medical Assistant, A.A.S. Degree Program

The Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program prepares students to work as entry-level medical assistants in doctors’ offices, medical imaging laboratories, and hospitals. The program provides students with thorough and practical training in medical and laboratory procedures, as well as general medical knowledge and training in the area of medical office procedures. The general education portion of the program includes coursework in reading, writing, basic math, basic science, psychology, and speech. Emphasis in this portion of the program is placed on enhancing students’ academic and interpersonal skills.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Leadership Degree (Completion Program) Online

The Bachelor of Science in Health Leadership Completion Program is designed for allied health professionals who have completed Associate Degrees in any allied health field or health-related programs. It is intended for those who desire career advancement in healthcare related jobs and wish to assume positions of leadership. The HL program teaches students theoretical knowledge and skills to compete beyond entry-level positions in the field. Students complete 30 quarter credits of upper division General Education courses and 60 quarter credits of major courses.

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