Western Iowa Tech Community College

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Health Care Job Training in Western Iowa
Admissions: 712-274-6403

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Tired of going to a job where you’re underpaid and underappreciated? Looking for a job, but told you’re not qualified or that there are no openings? Maybe you should consider a rewarding career in the medical field! This industry has a large variety of job types, and you can get trained in as little as one year through programs at Western Iowa Tech Community College. Best of all, these jobs are hiring in your area, including in the towns of Onawa, Denison, Sioux City, Ida Grove, Le Mars and Cherokee.

Medical job training at Western Iowa Tech Community College

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, health care jobs are growing between 17-29%. Western Iowa Tech Community College has programs that can be completed in as little as a year before job placement is possible, and many of these jobs pay in the range of $29,000-$68,000 a year.

Medical Administrative Assistant

The Medical Assistant program is a three-semester diploma program that prepares students to be multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained to perform in ambulatory settings, such as physicians’ offices, clinics, and group practices, and perform administrative and clinical procedures. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through the year 2020. Annual salary is estimated at $29,700.

Medical Coding

This diploma program is designed to prepare students to assign codes to diagnoses and procedures using nationally recognized coding systems. The graduate will also be knowledgeable of medical insurance, reimbursement systems, and their relationship to coding. The student becomes proficient on the use of coding systems in clinics and hospitals.

Nursing Assistant

This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students will learn basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.


The nursing programs follow a 1+1 progression where the student can graduate with a diploma or a degree. The Practical Nursing Program is the diploma option (first 1). Graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The student may choose to finish their education at this point or continue (second 1) for an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). The ADN Completion Program is also an opportunity for the experienced licensed practical nurse (LPN) to continue their education to become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Pharmacy Technician

This program is designed to provide skills for the student who wishes to work as a pharmacy technician in hospitals and the business sector. It also prepares participants to pass the national certification exam. 

Physical Therapy Assistant

This degree program is designed to provide skills for the student who wishes to work as a Physical Therapy Assistant as a member of a health care team. 

Surgical Sterile Processing

With the escalating rate of change and increasing complexity of surgical procedures, the associate degree option will provide the student with a broader education basis, which may assist in career advancement. 

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Sioux City (Main)

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106


11 North 35th Street
Denison, IA 51442


200 Victory Dr
Cherokee, IA 51012


940 Lincoln St SW
Le Mars, IA 51031


4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106

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Veterans Services

712-274-8733 ext.1241