The Maricopa Community Colleges HonorHealth Partnership
Our innovative partnership with HonorHealth was created as a result of HonorHealth’s critical need for quality medical assistants to continue their growth and expansion throughout the Valley. HonorHealth approached Maricopa Community Colleges for a solution to this shortage and together, MCOR, HonorHealth, and the SouthWest Skill Center at EMCC, developed a customized program to match their needs.
We have listed our current HonorHealth offerings below. If you would like more information or would like to register in a listed program, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and a partnership representative will contact you.
(Rio Salado College)
The Medical Terminology program at Rio Salado College teaches the terminology used in health care, with special care populations, and in special services. The courses focus on the body systems approach to terms related to structures, functions, diseases, procedures, and diagnostic tests. You will build and analyze terms using word parts and learn medical abbreviations and symbols and term spelling. Prerequisites: None. See Syllabus for full course description.
Integrated Public Health Intro Course
(Paradise Valley Community College)
Introduction to Public Health will introduce students to the broad discipline of public health and how it influences community and individual health status. Topics will include the various disciplines that make up public health, it’s historical context, the roles and responsibilities of various public health agencies, core functions, methods of measurement and evaluation, major public health issues in the United States, public policy, and factors that contribute to individual and community health. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Medical Laboratory Science Program
Students in the Medical Laboratory Science Program are trained to become Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT’s) and provide clinical information to physicians, pathologists, researchers, and other healthcare providers by conducting a variety of tests on various specimens submitted to clinical laboratories. Medical laboratory technicians perform general tests in all laboratory areas such as blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology. MLT’s may perform laboratory testing in many clinical settings such as hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, and bioscience industry.
The Medical Assistant is a link between health care providers and their patients, their professional associates, and the suppliers of equipment and medications. The Medical Assistant is the team member who assists the qualified provider in the office or other medical setting, performing administrative and/or clinical duties. Demand for the Medical Assistant may also occur in business or industrial health centers, health insurance companies and emergency care centers. The Medical Assistant has a wide range of duties supportive to the provider’s practice.
(Skill Centers @ EMCC)
A medical assistant is an integral member of the healthcare delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in the administrative office, examining room, and physician office laboratory. The medical assistant, also a liaison between the doctor and patient, is of vital importance to the success of the medical practice. Employment is found in physician offices, clinics, and other healthcare settings. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to register and sit for a national certification test.