North Central State College’s Health Services Technology degree program is designed for students wanting to be cross‐trained in several healthcare skills. Graduating students will be able to perform more than one healthcare function in the ever changing health care delivery system.
Students will be required to select at least two or more specialized areas beyond the general education requirements and the core health technology courses. Certificates by State, National, and certifying organizations will show competency in the specialized areas. Those areas include:
- Community Health Worker
- Dental Assisting
- Electrocardiography Technologist
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Phlebotomy Technician
- State Tested Nurse Assistant
- Surgical Technology
- Pharmacy Technician
Since there are many combinations of specialization, students should contact the program director to discuss their career goals and plan for their individualized curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 64 credits as follows:
- 15 credits from general education core courses
- 19 credits from basic core courses
- 30 credits from technical electives, including the completion of at least two area of specialization (up to 9 credits may be chosen from a list of related electives)
Students who are seeking another degree option or who already have a health technology degree may enroll in additional specialization areas to obtain certification.
The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for the completion of this program.
Please Note: Many of the Health Services Technology courses/programs are offered as “flex” courses and may not follow the college’s term calendar. For information on class schedules and times, please contact the Health Sciences Office at 419‐755‐4805. Contact your faculty advisor to establish an educational plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate the technical skills needed for the specialized areas of the program.
- Students will demonstrate professionalism as needed for the specialized areas of the program.
- Students will demonstrate attainment of the knowledge needed for the specialized areas of the program.