Southeastern Community College

Southeastern Community College

Health Care Job Training in Southeastern Iowa
Admissions: 866-722-4692 ext. 5010

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Need a better job? The health care industry is booming, and in southeastern Iowa there is a need for nurses, medical administrative assistants, medical coders, emergency medical technicians and respiratory therapists. The U.S Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that in the next four years, jobs for nurses will grow between 17-24%, while respiratory therapist jobs will grow by 6%. These jobs are needed in towns such as Fort Madison, Mount Pleasant and Burlington.

Health care training at Southeastern Community College

Southeastern Community College offers job training for registered nurses, practical nurses and respiratory therapists. These programs can be finished in as little as one year, and the mean average salaries can range from $41,920 to $68,910 a year. The average job placement for those graduating from these programs at Southeastern Community College ranges between 94 to 83%.

Practical Nursing 

This one-year program has a job placement rate of 94%, and graduates can expect to make $14-$16 an hour. Licensed Practical Nurses work primarily in long-term care settings, physicians' offices, clinics and home health care. Nursing professionals work daytime, evening, night, and weekend hours. Upon completion of the requirements of the nursing program for the practical nursing diploma option the student is eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for practical nursing.

Associate’s Degree in Nursing

The associate’s degree in nursing at Southeastern Community College builds upon what was learned at the LPN level and prepares students for careers as registered nurses, or RNs. The associate degree nurse is responsible for the management of patient and family nursing care in which the needs are more complex. Registered nurses work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, home health care, long-term care facilities, and community and public health settings.

Respiratory Care 

Respiratory Care is a specialty field in the health occupation career field. Simply stated, "It deals with everything to do with the heart and lungs from babies through adulthood." This field is growing rapidly and has a great demand for graduates with an associate degree in respiratory care. Respiratory care ranks among the Top 20 fastest growing occupations for the 21st century. The respiratory care program is a two-year advanced level therapist program and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Emergency Medical Services 

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Paramedic curriculum is designed to prepare the student for the National Registry exam for certification as a Paramedic. Selected general courses are related to the field of Emergency Medical Services and will provide the student with a broad base upon which to make reasoned decisions when giving emergency care.

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Program prepares students for employment in a private physician’s office, clinic, hospital, and health related agencies.

Medical Coding and Billing training

The Medical Coding and Billing-Physician Emphasis Diploma provides the latest information related to medical coding, chart auditing and insurance reimbursement. The medical billing and coding field continues to grow as new government regulations influence physician reimbursement.

Nursing Assistant training

The Nursing Assistant certificate prepares you to help patients by supporting personal hygiene and daily living needs; providing comfort, transportation, and vital sign monitoring.

Medical Scribe – Certificate

You want to work in health care but can't commit to a lot of college or training. Medical scribe might be for you. Medical scribes work with physicians to input patient information into a computer while the physician treats the patient. This one semester program includes classes in anatomy and medical terminology that can provide the foundation you need to get an entry-level job in a doctor's office or to continue for further study.

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West Burlington Campus

1500 West Agency Road
P.O. Box 180
West Burlington, Iowa 52655-0180
319.752.2731 or toll-free 866.SCC.IOWA
Fax: 319.752.4957  

Keokuk Campus

335 Messenger Road
P.O. Box 6007
Keokuk, Iowa 52632-6007
319.524.3221 or toll-free 866.SCC.IOWA
Fax: 319.524.8621 

Fort Madison Center

1602 Avenue F
Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

Mount Pleasant Center

200 North Main
Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

Center For Business

610 North Fourth Street
River Park Place, Suite 220
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319.752.2731 or toll-free 866.SCC.IOWA 

Contact Information


866-722-4692 ext. 5010 for West Burlington, or ext. 1923 for Keokuk.

Veteran Services

West Burlington: (319) 208-5018

Keokuk: (319) 313-1923