Allied Health Sciences programs prepare you for licensure and employment right after graduation.
The number of students admitted to each program is limited. The academic requirements needed for admission to each program vary. Preference is given to students who exceed the minimum requirements for each program.
Programs of Study
Explore the following Allied Health program offerings:
Medical laboratory technicians are essential members of the health care team. They perform laboratory tests used in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of disease, and the maintenance of health. More medical laboratory technician information.
Explore the medical laboratory technician academic map.
The physical therapist assistant (PTA) is a licensed health care professional who is supervised by a physical therapist. The PTA works with a variety of patients who may be disabled by an illness, accident or congenital health problem. PTA duties include helping the physical therapist implement treatment programs and reporting the patient’s responses to therapy. As clinicians, PTAs work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation centers and outpatient independent practice settings. Explore the Physical Therapist Assistant Academic Map.
Learn how to save a life! Pre-hospital emergency care is an exciting health care career in which you can serve your community. Southwest offers Emergency Medical Services programs of study that include Emergency Medical Technician – Basic, Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced, and Paramedic. These programs will teach you how to give care for people in medical emergencies, as well as those with injuries. Graduates enjoy fulfilling careers with local fire departments and ambulance services. Explore the Paramedic A.A.S. and the technical certificate maps or the Emergency Medical Technician Basic or Advanced maps.
Southwest offers course work leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology. The Radiologic Technology Program is designed to prepare competent, certified radiographers to help meet entry level needs of the health care community. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the certification examination by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists®. Explore the Radiologic Technology Academic Map.
Laboratory Phlebotomy Technician program provides education and training on the latest techniques of collecting blood samples and performing waived testing on all types of body fluids. These technicians work in a variety of clinical settings, such as hospitals and health clinics. Explore the Laboratory Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Academic Map.
Learn how to give care to people in medical emergencies, as well as those with injuries. Graduates enjoy fulfilling careers with local fire departments and ambulance services. Explore the Paramedic Technical Certificate Academic Map.
Degree and Certificate Academic Maps
Allied Health Sciences (A.A.S.)
University Parallel Allied Health Sciences (A.S.)
Program and Course Information
To find out more about courses offered at Southwest, you can use our Interactive Course Schedule to see when and where a class is being offered.
- Southwest College Policy Number 2:03:00:00/7: Admission to Allied Health and Nursing Programs (PDF)
- Unless exempted by law, students admitted into any Allied Health or Nursing Program and expecting to have patient contact must present proof of protection against Hepatitis B before patient contact begins.
- Union Avenue Campus Allied Health [H] Building, Room 106
- Osborne Burks Jr., Department Head
- Teresa White, Secretary