Health Programs

Health Programs

Gain the skills and qualifications needed to embark upon a rewarding career as a health care professional. Choose from a variety of programs that prepare students for careers in nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, physical therapy, radiography, speech language pathology, and more.

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal background checks are required for several health programs. Students may be prohibited from clinical education at specific clinical affiliates based on background check results which could prevent students from progressing in their respective health programs.

Health Field Responsibilities

Students may be required to care for clients in clinical settings (i.e. lifting and positioning patients, using both hands to perform tasks, reacting to emergencies, walking fast, etc.). Reasonable accommodations will be made to assist students with special needs, but accommodations which are deemed to threaten client safety are not considered reasonable and will not be granted. If you have questions, please contact Disability Support Services or the Dean of Health Programs.

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Competitive Admissions Process

With the exception of the Mammography and Nurse Aide programs, all health programs require a competitive admissions process. A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for program approval. You may take courses at FTCC in the Associate in General Education program as you prepare to compete.

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Student Advising

If you need a student education plan or have any questions about the admissions process or planning your classes, a health counselor is available in the Health Technologies Center (HTC) in room 202.


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– Name
– Student ID #
– Health Program of Interest


Students in Health programs are required to wear uniforms and are responsible for purchasing the required apparel and equipment. Information about estimated program costs, including uniforms, is included in the admissions tab on each program page.

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Associate Degree Nursing (A45110)

Associate Degree Nursing The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Central Sterile Processing (C45180)

Central Sterile Processing The Central Sterile Processing curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the field of Sterile Processing and Central Service Supply.

Dental Assisting (D45240)

Dental Assisting The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chair side and related office and laboratory procedures.

Dental Hygiene (A45260)

Dental Hygiene The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community.

Emergency Medical Science (A45340)

Emergency Medical Science The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

Mammography (C45830)

Mammography The Mammography curriculum provides registered radiologic technologists the didactic and clinical experience necessary to become registered mammographers.

Nuclear Medicine Technology (A45460)

Nuclear Medicine Technology The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum provides the clinical and didactic experience necessary to prepare students to qualify as entry-level Nuclear Medicine Technologists.

Nurse Aide (D45970)

Nurse Aide The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.

Pharmacy Technology (A45580)

Pharmacy Technology The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Physical Therapist Assistant (A45620)

Physical Therapist Assistant The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department.

Practical Nursing (D45660)

Practical Nursing The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Day and evening classes are available.

Radiography (A45700)

Radiography The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body.

Respiratory Therapy (A45720)

Respiratory Therapy The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as Respiratory Care Technicians and/or Respiratory Care Therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatment, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases.

Speech Language Pathology Assistant (A45730)

Speech Language Pathology The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, who evaluates, diagnosis, and treats individuals with various communication disorders.

Surgical Technology (A45740)

Surgical Technology The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.