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Registered Apprenticeship programs range from one to two years, depending on the occupation. As a Registered Apprentice, you’ll get 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and at least 144 hours of related classroom instruction per year. A Registered Apprenticeship is designed to make sure you get all the training you need to succeed. Apprentices get paid to learn during the program!

Apprenticeships at Iowa Valley

Medical Assisting - The Medical Assistant program will prepare individuals to provide medical office administrative services, as well as perform clinical and laboratory duties. This diploma program includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law ethics, patient psychology and communications, medical office procedures, clinical diagnosis, examination testing, and treatment procedures. This training program is two years in length.

Nurse Aide – In the Nurse Aide program, you will learn the basic level of knowledge and the demonstration of skills to provide safe, effective resident care.  This course meets the requirements of the Department of Inspection and Appeals for nursing assistants / direct caregivers working in long-term care and skilled facilities.  Upon completion, a student is eligible to take the computer and skills performance competency tests to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Iowa.  This training program is one year in length.

Phlebotomy - This Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. You will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy, and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. The program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm, and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as entry-level Phlebotomy technicians. This training program is one year in length.