About Health Sciences
The Health Sciences area provides students the flexibility to utilize multiple disciplinary training options in a variety of technical fields.
Students earning the Technical Certificate in Health Professions may go directly into the healthcare support workforce as nursing assistants, emergency medical technicians, community health workers or phlebotomists (depending on option chosen); or continue on for advanced training and education. Students successfully completing the Health Professions program may continue on to pursue an Associate of General Studies and Bachelor of Professional Studies.
Students who are pursuing a program of study where admission is limited (Cardiovascular Technology, Cosmetology, Medical Assisting, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing), will be assigned a major of Health Professions until admitted into their selected program. Students will also need to hold a current CPR for Health Care Providers certification prior to the first day of the first semester they begin an allied health program.
High school students may begin the Health Sciences program by taking classes concurrently with their regular studies and earn credit toward a certificate of proficiency which will apply to the technical certificate and associate of applied science degree.