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 Health Care Associate

​​​​​​​Providing direct or indirect care for patients through planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, and business operations and support

Potential Careers in Health Care Associate
  • Home health aide
  • Certified nursing assistant
  • Occupational therapy aide
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Massage therapist 
  • Dental assistant
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical equipment preparer
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Veterinary technician
  • Phlebotomist​
  • Ultrasound technician
  • Surgical technologist
  • Medical coding and billing

High School Pathway Courses   (s) = semester    ~ = Off campus course/application required    *Advance Now - Rock Valley College

​Grade Essential Pathway Courses​
(select one each year)
Examples of Local Post-Secondary Degrees 
Associate's Degree
Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Care
Rock Valley College

Bachelor’s Degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Master’s Degree
Master of Public Health
Northern Illinois University
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