Healthcare occupations continue to grow. With a focus on improving life, pursuing a degree or certificate in the field of healthcare is both rewarding and demanding.
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Whether you want to assist with dentistry or surgery, work with medical imaging equipment or nuclear medicine, help individuals of all ages to overcome difficulties and live a fuller life, or simply support medical professionals behind the scenes, we can help prepare you to pursue your goals.
The Certificate in Surgical Technology is designed for students who want a thorough, high-quality, accelerated education so they can dive in to their careers in surgical technology. Surgical technologists are the surgeon's right hand, serving as an essential part of the surgical team and helping to save lives.
Our unique 1 + 1 program allows students who complete the 9-month certificate program to continue for an additional 3-4 quarters to complete the general education requirements and earn an Associate degree in Medical Assisting.
In the Certificate in Computed Tomography program at South College, current radiography and nuclear medicine professionals and graduates will learn the skills necessary to be successful as entry-level computed tomography (CT) technologists.
Students who earn their Associate of Science in Health Science degrees leave the program with a broad educational foundation in anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, nutrition, pathophysiology, and physics—everything you need to begin your career in any of a wide range of healthcare fields.
The Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing) program at South College is designed to be the foundation for advanced programs like the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and BSN to MSN track, and ultimately for your nursing career. Students who do not go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree will be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions in the biological, life, or health sciences.
The Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Pharmacy) program at South College is designed to provide the foundational courses for students who intend to apply to our Doctor of Pharmacy program. It is also excellent preparation for careers in the biological, life, or health sciences, as well as advanced degrees related to the health sciences.
Gain the skills needed to build a career as a surgical technologist with our Associate of Science (AS) in Surgical Technology program. Make a difference in your patients’ recovery everyday by keeping the surgery area sterile, helping prep for surgery, assisting in lab testing, and more. In addition to the skills that you will work toward acquiring throughout your surgical technology program, you’ll gain industry knowledge from our experienced faculty members who will help guide you towards the expertise required for pursuit of your future surgical technician career.
Through the Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at South College, you can begin your career as an entry-level diagnostic medical sonographer in just over two years. This is one of the fastest-growing fields in the healthcare industry, offering a challenging, fulfilling work environment.
An Associate of Science in Medical Assisting will prepare you to work in a medical office, assisting practitioners with examining and treating patients, performing laboratory testing, and providing administrative support.
Through immersive classroom and clinical instruction, you’ll develop the skills necessary to work in tandem with an occupational therapist, helping patients to overcome difficulties and live a healthier, fuller life. Upon completion of your degree, you will have gained valuable experience that is necessary to provide meaningful therapeutic strategies for children, adults, and seniors living with a wide variety of conditions.
In the Associate of Science in Radiography program, students will learn to operate current radiographic equipment and help diagnose patients in a variety of clinical settings. You’ll build the foundations of a successful career with expert guidance on providing quality patient care, following ALARA principles to minimize radiation exposure and capture the best images possible while being sensitive to the patient’s physical and psychological needs.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program at South College provides a foundational education for students wishing to pursue professions or graduate education in the pure or applied health sciences, including medicine, nursing, and pharmacy studies.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Post PTA) program is designed for students who have completed an associate-level physical therapy assistant degree and want to apply the major curriculum credits earned in that program toward a bachelor's degree. South College is one of few programs in the country to offer this option, which can save you a great deal of time and money as you pursue your career in physical therapy.
Through the Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, you will have everything you need to begin your career as a diagnostic medical sonographer and advance to a leadership role. This program is designed to prepare students to qualify for advanced positions in a healthcare team, such as managing imaging departments with millions of dollars of equipment and numerous employees.
South College’s Bachelor of Science in Radiological Science degree program is designed to help you begin your career in the radiological sciences in just under 3 years. Through rigorous instruction in human anatomy, patient care, equipment operation, and safety procedures, students in this program will learn to perform various types of diagnostic imaging exams and radiological treatments.
Our Asheville campus is nestled within the picturesque Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina. Just minutes from the breathtaking Biltmore Estate, come experience hands-on, career-driven classes at South College. Our current facility was completed in 2012 and features modern lecture classrooms with smart technology. Get hands-on experience in our fully equipped labs, like our nursing lab, which is designed to immerse you in a real-life hospital setting. Complete research projects in the resource center and library. And you’re your classes are done for the day, take a break in the modern student center.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South College.