Health Services Technology
The North Central State College Health Services Technology degree is designed for students wanting to be cross-trained in several health care skills. Graduates will be able to perform more than one health care function in the ever changing health care delivery system.
Where You Could Go
Jobs are available for Health Service graduates today, and for the foreseeable future. You could find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, and with other health service providers.
NC State maintains formal transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio. These should help you make a smooth transition toward your bachelor’s degree, or beyond. In addition, opportunities may be available to pursue further education in specific areas of study while working in the field.
Technicians are valuable employees in today’s competitive market, specialists in a number of medical areas are in high demand. By combining multiple certificates to achieve your associate degree in Health Services Technology, you will have additional specialized skills to increase your versatility and value to employers.
North Central State College partners with the Adult Education Centers in the region to provide these medical certifications.
- Central Ohio EMS Training
- Madison Adult Education
- Pioneer Career and Technical Center
- Ashland County – West Holmes Career Center Adult Education
Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician
Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.
Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.