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Associate Degrees

Plunge into healthcare with any of our fully accredited associate degrees at Mercy College of Health Sciences. Each major is designed with year-round coursework so you can enter the workforce faster and more fully developed alongside our healthcare partners.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Learn to obtain diagnostic images of internal organs and blood flow using sound waves to observe fetal growth or study body organs through our general and cardiovascular tracks.

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Medical Assisting

Become a multi-skilled health professional specifically educated to work in a hospital or clinic performing administrative and clinical duties. 

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Nursing (ASN)

Our part-time, evening and weekend format prepares you to become an RN while you continue working full-time.  

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Paramedic (EMS)

Become a life-saving paramedic and become prepared for patient care, leadership, and administrative roles.

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Accelerated Physical Therapist Assistant

In our 1 year Accelerated PTA program you will learn to use a variety of exercises and equipment to help people with conditions limiting their ability to move and perform activities.

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Radiologic Technology

Learn to use sophisticated imaging equipment and ionizing radiation to obtain medical images of the body.

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.