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Allied Health Programs of Study

Emergency Medical Services

Healthcare professionals that work in emergency medical situations. Paramedics provide advanced levels of care for medical emergencies and trauma.Healthcare professionals that work in emergency medical situations. Paramedics provide advanced levels of care for medical emergencies and trauma.

Degree Options:

Employment Opportunities: The majority of paramedics work in advanced life-support ambulances, emergency response vehicles, or the emergency department of a hospital.

Program Faculty: Tim Martin


Medical Laboratory Technician

Skilled in the performance of clinical laboratory procedures that provide data used by physicians to determine the absence, presence, extent, and cause of diseases.

Degree Options:

Employment Opportunities:  Hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, research facilities, public health centers, veterinary offices/clinics, & forensics.

Program Faculty: Karol Conrad



Occupational Therapy Assistant

Provide service to those individuals whose ability to function in their desired life roles is threatened or impaired by developmental deficits.

Degree Options:

Employment Opportunities: Hospitals, rehabilitation units, public school systems, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, and home health agencies.

Program Faculty: Kim Qualls / Misty Burton


Physical Therapy Assistant

Provides physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapist. Implements selected interventions (i.e. various
forms of exercise, ultrasound, heat/cold) designed to improve patient mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or lessen physical disability.

Degree Options:

Employment Opportunities: Hospitals, nursing care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, home health care agencies, schools systems, and outpatient centers..

Program Faculty: Stephanie Taylor & Amanda Skeen


Radiography

Prepared to expose radiographs, set up equipment, position the patient for examinations, and utilize radiation protection for the patient and self.

Degree Options:

Employment Opportunities: Hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, administration, education, advanced technology, government and some industrial firms

Program Faculty: Tonia Gibson & Paula Lange


Respiratory Care

Administer diagnostic tests and therapies, medicines, gases, and physical techniques to people who have heart and lung problems, provide life support and work as part of a resuscitation team.

Degree Options:

Employment Opportunities: Hospitals, mainly in the departments of respiratory care, anesthesiology, or pulmonary medicine, physicians offices or other health practitioners, firms that supply respiratory equipment for home use, nursing care facilities, and home health care

Program Faculty: Tina Siddon & Kelly Hayes


Surgical Technologist

Prepare the operating room with instruments, equipment, and all sterile supplies required for surgery, also responsible for passing instruments during surgery, holding retractors, cutting sutures, and counting all instruments, needles, and sponges used.

Degree Options:

Employment Opportunities: Hospitals continue as the primary employer of surgical technologists and first assistants, although much faster employment growth is expected in offices and clinics of physicians, including ambulatory surgical centers.

Program Faculty: Jeff Bidwell & Amy Crick


Surgical First Assistant

Assist the surgeon in the operating room with retracting, sponging, suturing, cauterizing bleeders, and closing and treating wounds.

Degree Options:

Employment Opportunities: Hospitals continue as the primary employer of surgical technologists and first assistants, although much faster employment growth is expected in offices and clinics of physicians, including ambulatory surgical centers.

Program Faculty: Jeff Bidwell & Amy Crick


Please Note:

Prior to clinical experience, those accepted for admission into any Allied Health program must submit:

  • Evidence of receiving Hepatitis B vaccination or process of receiving Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Or signed declination form if student chooses not to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Evidence of an MMR vaccination or immunity
  • Evidence of a TB screen test
  • Drug screen and criminal background check (purchased through Certified Background)
  • Additional requirements may be requested by individual programs