Healthcare Careers

Overview
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COTC nursing student holding books

Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

COTC graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Technology with this traditional five-semester plan of study.

Certificate
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Community Health Certificate

Having a Community Health Certificate enables you to be a front line public health worker who serves as a liaison or intermediary between the community and health/social services.

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DMS Students with faculty

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology

COTC currently awards an Associate of Applied Science and transitioning to an Applied Bachelors of Science Degree (pending HLC approval) to graduates of diagnostic medical sonography technology.

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electrocardiography students

Electrocardiography Technician Certificate

Under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses, electrocardiography technicians operate equipment that records and measures heart activity (EKG/ECG diagnostic examinations) and report results to the treatment team. These measurements are used to assist cardiologists and other physicians in diagnosing and treating problems with a patient’s heart and blood vessels.

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Health Services Technology student with patient

Health Services Technology

Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Health Services Technology and become a healthcare technician who assists medical staff completing specialty tasks and accommodates patient needs.

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Home Healthcare Provider students

Home Healthcare Provider Certificate

Home health aides provide in-home care to people with disabilities, chronic illness or cognitive impairment. Help is often provided to older adults in need of assistance. Many seniors prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible; having the assistance of home health aides supports this option. 

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LPN Nursing student

LPN to Associate Degree Nursing

Central Ohio Technical College offers a four-semester transition option for licensed practical nurses. The curriculum provides a balance of general education and nursing courses.

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Male nursing student attending patient in bed

Paramedic to Associate Degree Nursing

Central Ohio Technical College offers a four-semester transition option for paramedics. The curriculum provides a balance of general education and nursing courses. A student applying to the paramedic to ADN program must hold a current paramedic certificate to practice in the state of Ohio.

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LPN student with backpack

Practical Nursing Certificate

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (known as LPNs or LVNs, depending on the state in which they work) provide basic medical care.

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Mental Health Students talking

Behavioral and Mental Health Certificate

Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care and monitor their patients’ conditions. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment. They are employed in hospitals, community mental health centers, psychiatric clinics, social service agencies and geriatric nursing homes.

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Phlebotomy Student and patients

Phlebotomy Certificate

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research or blood donations. They primarily work in hospitals, ambulatory centers, clinics, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary non-degree award from a phlebotomy program. Professional certification is highly desired for employment.

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Rad Tech students with faculty

Radiologic Science Technology

The radiologic science technology program at Central Ohio Technical College combines extensive classroom, laboratory and clinical learning situations to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely practice radiology.

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COTC students sitting at a table

State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

Do you want to pursue a career in the health care field? Enrolling in Central Ohio Technical College’s STNA program is a great way to get started!

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Surgical tech students

Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are important members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel.

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Technician working  in surgical room

Surgical Technology Certificate

Surgical technologists are important members of the surgical team who deliver critical patient care and help ensure a safe surgical environment.