Ophthalmology Technician Program


The Ophthalmology Technician Program prepares the student to assist Ophthalmologists and other Eye Health providers in detecting, diagnosing, treating and proper follow up on the patient’s eye care.

The student will become well acquainted with the development and structures of the human eye, the way it functions, internally and externally, and will get familiar with the different ophthalmic diseases regarding etiology, signs and symptoms, and treatment.

There is a strong emphasis of the properties of light and geometric optics, including refraction and reflection, comprehending the principles of vision.

School Program

  • Earn career opportunities in the ophthalmology realm
  • Understand properties of the eye, vision, and equipment usage
  • Hands-on experience through clinical rotations








Surgical Technology



Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology


Southwest University’s Associate of Applied Sciences in the Surgical Technology program was created following the community’s needs for this fast-growing career.  The program is designed to train students to work with a surgical team as a surgical technologist.

This program covers all material for the CERTIFICATION EXAM, and all fundamental competencies required to be successful in the role of a surgical technologist in the surgical room.

The curriculum covers materials that will train students in surgical room sterilization and preparation, initial patient intake, perioperative procedures and post operation assistance.

Begin your career path in the high demand growing industry of Surgical Technology.

Certification information (must be ABHES approved)

ABHES accreditation information: https://portal.abhes.org/directory/

School Program

  • Sterilization/Asepsis
  • Instrumentation
  • Microbiology
  • Operating Room techniques
  • Robotics











Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Administration


This program is designed to prepare students seeking employment in medical management and administrative levels of the healthcare industry. 

Students will receive instruction to gain mastery over the principles, methods, and procedures of management in a diverse medical industry, and will gain a broad understanding and appreciation for other elements of the management perspective such as finance, communications, economics, accounting, employee and patient law standards. 

Students who complete this program will understand the policies and procedures of organizational development, monitoring financial capital, employees’ performance, and exercise modern leadership dynamics that can provide the current healthcare employer-employee relationship a pleasant, reward and successful experience. 

Graduates of this program can expect to be hired in entry-level management positions, such as: medical office managers, supervisors, unit managers, department leads, etc.

School Program

  • Eligible to become a Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) through the AAPC
  • Eligible to become Lean Six Sigma Certified
  • Bachelor’s degree in as little as 156 weeks
  • Become a professional in one of the largest and fastest growing industries

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Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology


An Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology prepares individuals for a career in the health care industry as Medical Laboratory Technicians. 

These laboratory professionals assist in the coordination of clinical laboratory activities, including timely and cost effective testing of patient samples and lab equipment maintenance. 

Students will also learn the integration of lab regulations and compliance, as well as the incorporation of quality management systems in the clinical laboratory.

Graduates of this program can expect to be hired at hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health agencies, outpatient facilities, doctor’s office, private clinical laboratories and many other employment settings related to the medical laboratory field.

School Program

  • Microorganisms and diseases
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • healthcare Ethics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Hematology
  • Body Fluid Analysis
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Diseases and Pathophysiology
  • Quality Assurance

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Associate of Applied Science in Health Administration


This program is designed to prepare students for careers in health administration.

Students will understand the principles and practice of health care regarding administration, management, law, economics, and policy.

Students will gain knowledge in health record maintenance, medical insurance processes, and healthcare classification systems.

Students will also learn management principles towards team building, collaborative decision making, and financial skills.

School Program

  • Quality Assessment and Performance
  • Health Data Content and Structure
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.
  • Medical Insurance Forms
  • Insurance Policies & Procedures











Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding and Billing Systems


An Associates in Applied Science degree in Medical Coding and Billing Systems prepares individuals for a career in the health care industry as coding and billing specialists.

These administrative professionals prepare and submit paperwork necessary for insurance and billing purpose.

Students will learn computer application skills, interpersonal coding and billing procedures. Graduates of this program can expect to be hired at insurance companies, hospitals, long term care facilities, public health agencies, outpatient facilities, doctor’s offices, and many other employment settings related to the health care administration field.

School Program

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Healthcare Vocabulary
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Human Disease & Pathophysiology
  • Medical Insurance Forms
  • Coding & Classification Systems
  • Electronic Medical Billing
  • ICD9 to ICD10 Conversion


Medical Assistant/Laboratory Assistant

Associate of Applied Sciences in Medical Assisting


The Medical Assistant/Laboratory Assistant program is designed to assist students in gaining the necessary skills to be competent in data processing operations, records management, medical billing, medical coding, and certain non-invasive clinical procedures necessary to work in today’s medical environment as a medical assistant.

Program graduates will develop the knowledge and skills in the areas of medical administrative duties (recording vital signs, medical histories, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, purchasing supplies, billing, and bookkeeping), certain clinical duties such as preparation of laboratory specimens, disposing of contaminated specimens, sterilizing medical instruments, preparing patients for examination; delivering patient instruction, authorizing drug refills as directed, telephoning prescriptions to the pharmacy. Additionally, successful graduates will be proficient in customer services skills, business correspondence, and computer skills.

Program graduates will be eligible to become a medical assistant, medical coding specialist, or a medical assistant in a doctor’s office or dental office; or a public or private health care facility; or in a clinical laboratory.


The Associate of Applied Sciences in Medical Assisting (AASMA) was designed to meet the demands of a continuously evolving healthcare market.  By intensifying and expanding the training the AASMA Graduate will be competent not only as a Medical Assistant, but also in the areas of Phlebotomy, Electrocardiography, and advanced Patient Care.

The medical assistant Program also provides the necessary skills to be competent in administrative and clinical operations, medical coding and billing, as well as in clinical and medical laboratory skills.

By incorporating components of liberal arts and sciences, the student will re-enforce written and verbal communication skills, as well as develop critical thinking skills that are essential in a high-intensity work environment, and develop a humanistic healthcare professional.

School Program

  • Phlebotomy
  • Hematology / Blood Chemistry
  • Urinalysis / Microbiology
  • Medication
  • IV Infusion Basic Set-Ups
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Anthropomedics
  • H.I.P.A.A./OSHA
  • Basic Outpatient Procedures