Allied Health

Allied Health

Allied Health Programs prepare local residents for health careers. In addition to academic offerings, Iḷisaġvik College collaborates with the Arctic Slope Native Association and the North Slope Borough in offering internship experience. Some programs will be offered as employment opportunities become available, for example, the Dental Assistant Trainee program and the Certified Nurse Aide and Personal Care Attendant training programs.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must meet general admission requirements and meet criminal background check requirements necessary to work in the medical field. Allied Health courses may require separate admission requirements and acceptance.

Associate of Science Degree in Allied Health

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Science in Allied Health degree, graduates will:

  • Identify and ask focused questions, and apply scientific methodology including observation, hypothesis formulation and testing, and evaluation of evidence in laboratory, academic, and everyday situations.
  • Perform mathematical calculations involving counting, arithmetical operations, algebra, and the evaluation of functions.
  • Demonstrate competency in the methodologies used to study living systems, with a focus on human biology.
  • Identify the significant epidemiological, social and community changes on the North Slope as a result of first contact.
  • Be prepared to pursue paraprofessional or professional degree in the health care field of their choice.

Allied Health Certificate

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Allied Health Science Certificate, graduates will:

  • Identify and ask focused questions, and apply scientific methodology including observation, hypothesis formulation and testing, and evaluation of evidence in laboratory, academic, and everyday situations.
  • Perform mathematical calculations involving counting, arithmetical operations, algebra, and the evaluation of functions.
  • Demonstrate competency in the methodologies used to study living systems, with a focus on human biology.
  • Identify the significant epidemiological, social and community changes on the North Slope as a result of first contact.
  • Be prepared for entry level work in healthcare and/or to continue pursuing an Associate of Science in Allied Health degree.

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Medical Coding Specialist graduates will:

  • Assign diagnostic and procedure codes using ICD coding system.
  • Assign procedure codes using HCPCS/CPT coding system.
  • Adhere to security, privacy and confidentiality policies.
  • Perform mathematical calculations involving algebra.
  • Support data collection and reimbursement system.
  • Communicate in a professional manner.
  • Model professional behaviors, ethics, and appearance.
  • Be prepared to take national credentialing exams.

Dental Assistant Trainee

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Dental Assistant Trainee program, trainees will:

  • Collect diagnostic and treatment data.
  • Manage infection and hazard control.
  • Perform clinical supportive treatments.
  • Take diagnostic radiographs.
  • Perform dental laboratory procedures.
  • Provide patient oral health instruction.
  • Assist in managing medical emergencies.
  • Model professional behaviors, ethics, and appearance.