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Want to Advance in Health Care? Start with Allied Health at Sinclair

The Allied Health department at Sinclair Community College provides you with a variety of certificate programs in the health care field. These certificate programs are intended for individuals who are already working in health care and/or are current students looking to supplement their academic programs with addition skills and certifications.

In addition, our department works closely with the medical facilities and practitioners in the Dayton and Miami Valley area. This relationship helps us to prepare you for the needs of the local health care industry.

Allied health offers certificate programs to train you to become a clinical phlebotomist, electrocardiograph (EKG) technician, or pharmacy technician.

This program might be for you if:

  • You currently work in one of our offered specializations in the health care field and would like to earn your pharmacy technician certification.
  • You are enrolled in another life and health science program and would like to supplement your education with addition skills.
  • You are looking to gain experience in one of our certificate fields of study, including clinical hours.

Individuals who seek further certification and education are often more prepared to advance within their current profession. The decision to garner new skills and clinical experience assists graduates in making their skills more marketable to the health care industry, which is always evolving and in search of experienced job candidates.

Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment (general education and division specific courses) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.

Short-term Technical Certificate

Clinical Phlebotomy

This certificate is intended to provide entry-level competency to students seeking employment in the area of phlebotomy in health care settings. This certificate is also intended to provide expanded competencies and proficiences to practicing health care professionals and students enrolled in health science programs. The students will be required to complete 105 hours of unpaid clinicals during ALH 1114 Clinical Phlebotomy Practice. Students who complete this course will receive a certificate of completion.

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Electrocardiography

This program is intended to provide expanded skills among health care professionals as well as current Life & Health Sciences students to increase marketability for employment. The students will be required to complete 25 hours of unpaid clinical during ALH 1110 Principles of Electrocardiography. Students who complete this program will receive a Short-Term Technical Certificate in Electrocardiography.

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Healthcare Navigator

This certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as Healthcare Navigators. Healthcare Navigators are part of the health care team assisting people to access resources outside of primary and tertiary care facilities which contribute to treatment compliance and improving overall health. Healthcare Navigators are knowledgeable about community resources, communication and interviewing skills, public and private health care financing.

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Nurse Aide Training

Provide education to individuals in the basic skills necessary to provide personal care services and activities under the delegation and supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to residents in a long-term care facility.

Chapter 3701-19 of the OAC for the State of Ohio establishes the requirements for Ohio’s Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation program. These requirements mandate all NAs working on a regular basis in Ohio’s LTCFs must complete an Ohio Department of Health-approved 75-hour TCEP and pass a competency evaluation test conducted by the director.

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Pharmacy Technician

This program prepares individuals to perform the technical and specialized skills of a pharmacy technician within retail, mail-order, hospital, nursing homes and home health care settings. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of basic pharmacology, maintenance of patient records, drug-product preparation and distribution and recordkeeping. A portion of this program will involve a simulated directed practice comprised of computer simulations and workbook assignments. The program also offers an optional directed practice in a real world pharmacy. A state and federal background check will be required prior to starting the optional real world directed practice. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses to complete the program. A grade of "B" or better is required in the pharmacy technician core courses to be eligible to participate in the real world directed practice. Upon completion of the program students may take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination.

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Specimen Processing

The Specimen Processing certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the clinical laboratory setting performing specimen collection, quality assurance and other techniques fundamental to specimen processing. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical terminology, lab rules and regulations, and universal precautions for a clinical laboratory.

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Degree Programs

Clinical Laboratory Technology - Associate of Applied Science

The associate degree program in Clinical Laboratory Technology prepares students to enter the workforce as Clinical Laboratory Technicians. In this profession, graduates are responsible for performing routine clinical laboratory tests as the primary analysis making specimen oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values. As part of the program, the students will complete a non-paid, supervised health-related practicum in a hospital lab setting.

This degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage.

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Health Sciences - Associate of Applied Science

The associate of applied science degree in Health Sciences provides students with a general degree in the health science field. Students with technical certificates or college credits in allied health courses can apply their credits toward the AAS. Graduates will be able to enter a health-related field, or continue their education toward a Bachelor's of Science degree at a four-year university.

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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including a variety of health care topics, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the allied health care programs, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: