The John B. Wallace Health Sciences Division offers degree and certificate programs which are designed to prepare students for a career in specific health care occupations. The programs range from one semester to two academic years (6 to 24 months) in length.
Career Readiness/Interview Prep-Symposium Dates
Interview Prep-all disciplies
Friday, January 22, 2016 11:30 am to 1:00 pm***Cancelled due to forecase of inclement weather***Reschedule for another date.
Friday, February 19, 2016 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Friday, March 4, 2016 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Building 100, Room 108 East Campus
No RSVP required
Free to all students
This symposium will benefit any Health Sciences student who will be interviewing this year. The message will help students begin to develop a professional demeanor needed to secure a position in the program they are applying for.
Health Sciences Interview Skills Workshop for ALL prospective Health Sciences Division students
*There is no pre-registration to confirm attendance.
*Handouts will be offered.
Degrees and Certificates
|Program||Application Deadline||Enrollment Cap||Beginning Date||Time Offering once admitted into the program||Special Requirements|
|Health Sciences Core|
|Dental Assistant Program||2nd Friday in May||24||Fall Semester||Daytime Only-VSCC Main Campus, Clinical training off-campus|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography||January 1 - May 7 for summer admittance||12||Summer Semester||Daytime only-VSCC Main Campus, Clinical training off-campus||Must hav an AAS Degree in a patient care related field or a Bachelor Degree along with post-secondary required courses.|
|EMT-AEMT||Must attend mandatory Advising Session||Limit seats available||
|Day or Night time-Main campus and other off-campus sites, Clinical Training off-campus|
|EMT-Paramedic||March 31||Limited Seats||Summer Semester||Day Only-VSCC Main Campus. Clinical training off-campus|
|Fire Science Technology||N/A||24||
|Health Information Technology||March 15||25||Summer Semester||
Day or Night-Main Campus, Clinical training off-campus
|HIT-Coding & Reimbursement||N/A||Until Full||Summer Semester||
Day or Night-Main Campus
|Medical Informatics||N/A||N/A||Fall, Spring or Summer||Days or Nights VSCC Main Campus and other off-campus sites|
|Medical Laboratory Technology||March 15||12||Summer Semester||Day only-VSCC Main Campus, Clinical Training off-campus|
|Ophthalmic Technology Program||Fall||15||Fall Semester||Day only-VSCC Main Campus, Clinical Training off-campus|
|Physical Therapist Assistant||March 15||32||Summer Semester||Day only-VSCC Main Campus, Clinical Training off-campus|
|Radiologic Technology Program||April 1st||30||Fall Semester||Day only-VSCC Main Campus, Clinical Training off-campus|
|Respiratory Care Program||October 1st||20||
|Day only-VSCC Main Campus, Clinical Training off-campus|
|Sleep Diagnostic Program||October 1st||Limited||Spring Semester||Online, Clinical Training off-campus|
The Division also offers a variety of professional advancement opportunities beyond degree/certificate programs. These include training in Coding/Reimbursement and Advanced Practitioner in Respiratory Care.
Health Sciences Continuing Education Center of Emphasis
The Volunteer State Community College Health Sciences Continuing Education Center of Emphasis offers non-credit training which serves the continuing education needs and interests of many healthcare professionals throughout the College's service region.
Student Background Check
All students will be required to complete a criminal background check upon formal acceptance in an Health Sciences program. The results of the background check will be forwarded to the Clinical Affiliations Specialist at Vol State. Please take a look at our Background Check Requirements and steps on how to get your results submitted.
Students seeking enrollment in the Health Sciences Programs requiring participation in clinical training in area hospitals and related clinics must provide evidence of having passed a 10-panel urine drug screen prior to official acceptance/enrollment in the Program. Find out more information about the screening procedures and locations.