Health Science

Never has there been a greater demand for skilled professionals than in the constantly and rapidly changing health care industry. The Health Science Careers programs offer options that could be a life- long career or a jump-start to a variety of advanced health care degrees. Students have the opportunity to obtain multiple certifications in many health care areas that could help ensure their employability. Choose one of the programs below.

If you want a career in the medical profession, one of our Health Science programs is for you. From learning the basics of patient care to knowing how to use medical and diagnostic equipment, you’ll get to work alongside and support medical professionals in a variety of health care settings while providing quality patient care.

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Instructor Profile: Jeanna Munholland

Seeing students grasp concepts and build skills in the classroom is extremely rewarding to Mrs. Munholland. “When a student masters something and the excitement builds, it’s really fun to get to experience that excitement with them.” She continues, “Some of my favorite days are when I receive an email or a happy phone call from a past student letting me know they’ve been accepted into an LPN or RN program. That really makes my day!”

Read Mrs. Munholland's Story

"My favorite part about Health Science class is learning how to properly draw and handle a person's blood. It was such a fun experience getting to learn how to stick with different types of needles. I'm proud to be a 'trustworthy phlebotomist in training.'"  
- Nina Capps, Health Science Student (2021)


Health Science Therapeutic Careers

This program is for high school students who are interested in nursing. The occupational outcomes is a long term care certified nursing aide that is qualified to work in long term care facilities. This program will also allow the completer the opportunity to gain advanced standing credit in a practical nurse program.

Courses:

Cost of Program: Tuition, Fees and Books

Partner school students attend tuition free.

Possible Employment Opportunities:

Nursing Assistant
Certified Nurse Aide
Home Health Aide
Medication Administration Technician

Credentials/Certifications

AHA BLS CPR
AHA First Aid
CNA
MAT
HHA

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Potential Salary

For information concerning working conditions, physical requirements, employment and job outlook please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) at:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Salary information can be found at The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Resource Center at:

http://www.onetonline.org/
CIP: 51-3902 O-NET/SOC: 31-1014.00

Pontotoc Tech Student Services team builds partnerships with Ada area businesses & industry to create opportunities for on the job training and student placement. Call the Pontotoc Technology Center Counselor at 580-310-2264 or visit pontotoctech.edu

PROGRAM TITLE:
Health Science Therapeutic Careers
INSTRUCTOR:
Jeanna Munholland
TOTAL HOURS:
433

Health Care Technician

In this program, you will learn the basics of direct patient care and how to assist patients in their daily living as well as the skills you will need to care for patients in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, assisted living facilities, home health and long-term care centers. Upon completion of the program, the student will master the skills needed to become a certified nursing assistant, a certified home health aide, a medication administration technician and a registered phlebotomist.

Courses:

Cost of Program: Tuition, Fees and Books

Total In-District: $4,690
Total Out of District: $6,495
VA Approved

Possible Employment Opportunities:

Clinical Assistant
Doctor’s Assistant
Medical Office Assistant
Nursing Assistant
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Home Health Aide
Medication Administration Technician
Phlebotomist

Credentials/Certifications

AHA BLS CPR
AHA First Aid
CNA
Home Health Aide
MAT
Registered Phlebotomist

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Potential Salary

For information concerning working conditions, physical requirements, employment and job outlook please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) at:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Salary information can be found at The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Resource Center at:

http://www.onetonline.org/
CIP: 51-1009 O-NET/SOC: 31-9097.00

Pontotoc Tech Student Services team builds partnerships with Ada area businesses & industry to create opportunities for on the job training and student placement. Call the Pontotoc Technology Center Counselor at 580-310-2264 or visit pontotoctech.edu

PROGRAM TITLE:
Health Care Technician
INSTRUCTOR:
Jeanna Munholland
TOTAL HOURS:
926

Registered Medical Assistant

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals who work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. They perform clinical and administrative tasks and their duties vary by office or clinic. This program combines classroom, laboratory and work-site learning components to ensure that each student achieves entry-level competencies for the medical assistant. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor. Students completing this program will be eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant exam.

Courses:

Cost of Program: Tuition, Fees and Books

Total In-District: $5,864
Total Out of District: $8,752
VA Approved

Possible Employment Opportunities:

Clinical Assistant
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

Credentials/Certifications

AHA BLS CPR
AHA First Aid
RMA

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Potential Salary

For information concerning working conditions, physical requirements, employment and job outlook please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) at:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Salary information can be found at The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Resource Center at:

http://www.onetonline.org/
CIP: 51-0801 O-NET: 31-9092

Pontotoc Tech Student Services team builds partnerships with Ada area businesses & industry to create opportunities for on the job training and student placement. Call the Pontotoc Technology Center Counselor at 580-310-2264 or visit pontotoctech.edu

PROGRAM TITLE:
Registered Medical Assistant
INSTRUCTOR:
Jeanna Munholland
TOTAL HOURS:
1050