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.
South College’s Certificate in Nuclear Medicine program is designed for those who have completed a radiography, nursing, medical technology, radiation therapy, or related medical program. It will prepare you to become an entry-level Nuclear Medicine Technologist by teaching you to administer radioactive materials and use cutting-edge imaging technology to create diagnostic images. Students who successfully complete the Certificate program are eligible to apply for admission to write the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification examination.
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.
The Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at South College is designed to create advancement opportunities for current radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, ultrasound technologists, and radiation therapists. In this 6-month program, you will learn to competently apply basic protocols of MRI, recognize when and how to appropriately alter standard protocol, recognize equipment and patient considerations that affect image quality, and maintain a safe MRI environment.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re interested in a career helping patients through physical therapy, South College’s Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Pre-Physical Therapy) program provides the foundational training you need to begin your career.
Physician assistants are healthcare professionals who are licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They help to improve access to medical care by expanding a physician’s practice base, which is especially important in medically underserved areas. Many PAs are employed in primary care specialties, including family practice, pediatrics, and general medicine.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Computed Tomography program is designed to help students gain advanced skills, knowledge, and training through in-depth instruction in the post-primary application of CT. This program is open to qualified individuals who have already graduated from a JRCERT or regionally accredited radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine program, and want to further their education and earning potential with a bachelor’s degree in computed tomography.
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.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Magnetic Resonance Imaging program is designed for qualified individuals who have graduated from a JRCERT-accredited or regionally accredited radiography program and want additional training in MRI.
Nuclear medicine is a fascinating and complex field. Treating patients with radioactive materials to discover, assess, and diagnose illness requires a great deal professional training, but the result is a stable and profitable career that allows you to help patients on a daily basis.
The B.S. in Health Science with a Concentration in Radiography will prepare you for advanced positions and leadership roles in the growing field of radiographic imaging. The ASRT recognizes bachelor’s degrees as the professional level of radiologic science education. As in our associate degree program, you’ll become adept at the clinical aspects of radiography, but this program delves further into managerial qualifications like leadership skills, excellent oral and written communication, research standards, and statistical procedures.
Our main Knoxville, Tennessee campus is conveniently located between the bustle of Downtown and the burgeoning West Hills area. Enjoy learning in modern lecture classrooms and specialty laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment. Do your research in our library, which includes a computer laboratory, AV viewing room, study cubicles, and a conference room. Relax and get to know your classmates in the student center. Get your school supplies at the on-campus bookstore. Parking is provided for students.
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.