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Allied Health Sciences

Allied Health Sciences


Allied Health Sciences programs prepare you for licensure and employment right after graduation.

Welcome to Allied Health Sciences. This department includes associate’s degree and technical certificate programs designed to help students gain clinical skills at area medical centers, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Most classroom and laboratory instruction takes place on Southwest’s Union Avenue Campus.

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 TechnicianBasic, 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.

Pharmacy technicians are essential to providing patients with safe and effective medication therapy. A pharmacy technician assists pharmacists with filling and dispensing medicines, maintaining patient records, labeling medicines and other job-related duties.  These technicians work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, and community pharmacies. Explore the Pharmacy Technician 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.

More information

  • 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.


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