Associate Degree Programs and Certificates
Degrees Job Titles Career Descriptions
Dental Hygiene (DEH)
  • Registered dental hygienist
Dental hygienists provide educational, preventive, and therapeutic services for patients/clients including: Oral examinations (and cancer screening), dental imaging, teeth cleaning, non-surgical periodontal therapy, sealants, fluoride treatments, and more. Dental hygienists are employed in private dental practices, public health programs, research facilities, and higher education.
Dietetics & Nutritional Management (DIT)
  • Dietetic technician
  • Dietary manager
Dietetic technicians are trained food and nutrition professionals who function as members of the food service and nutrition care teams under the supervision of a registered dietitian.  They promote health by providing individualized services and referral to ensure proper nutrition.
Health Information Management (HIM)
  • Health Information           Technician, Hospital Coder
Health Information Technicians are experts in the field of managing and protecting patient health information and medical records. Important roles include managing computerized patient information systems, protecting confidentiality and privacy, and coding clinical data for reimbursement.
Medical Assistant Technology (MAS)
  • Medical assistant
Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians’ offices, clinics, and group practices, performing administrative and clinical procedures.
Mental Health Technology (MHT)
  • Mental health technician
  • Case manager
  • Crisis counselor
  • Social work assistant
  • Activity director
  • Alcohol and drug technician
Prepares students for entry level human service workers for employment working on a team. Duties may include client interviewing, crisis intervention and advocacy, activity therapy, group leadership, and case management. Career paths lead to work with mental health, domestic violence, homeless, addicts and high risk populations. Workers establish healthy relationships with seniors, adults, children and adolescents.
Mental Health Technology Chemical Dependency Track
  • Chemical dependency counseling assistant Chemical dependency counselor (must have a minimum of 2 ½ years employment in chemical dependency treatment) Case manager Chemical dependency treatment technician
The chemical dependency program prepares entry level workers for employment working on a professional team with clinical supervision in a chemical dependency treatment setting.  Duties may include client interviewing, crisis intervention and advocacy, group leadership and case management.
  • Registered nurse
Registered nurses provide direct care for patients and their families in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, nursing homes, and community organizations. Emphasis is on promoting health, as well as caring for individuals with acute or chronic illness.
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
  • Occupational therapy assistant
Occupational therapy assistants, under the supervision of occupational therapists, help people prevent, lessen, or overcome physical and mental disabilities so that they are able to function independently.
Physical Education (PED) 1st half (2 years) of a four year degree.
  • Physical Education Teacher
Physical Education Teachers are in charge of teaching health and/or PE classes during the day for grades K-12. Coaching is an additional career option.
Exercise Science (PED)
  • Personal Trainer, Fitness Worker, Group Exercise Instructor, Fitness Director and Well Coach
Exercise Science is an umbrella term used to describe the study of numerous aspects of physical activity, exercise, sport, and athletic performance that have the common characteristic of movement and the adaptations that occur as a result of physical activity and regular exercise.  The Associate degree is the Exercise Specialist Certificate plus an additional year of specialized study.
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Physical therapist assistant
Physical therapist assistants, under the supervision of physical therapists, implement treatment programs for patients of all ages who suffer from disabilities and limitations due to illness, injury, or other causes.  
Radiologic Technology (RAT)
  • Radiographer
Specializing in medical imaging, radiographers perform radiographic examinations that aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease.
Respiratory Care (RET)
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Respiratory care practitioner
Respiratory care practitioners are responsible for the prevention, treatment, management, and rehabilitation of patients of all ages with deficiencies or abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.
Surgical Technology (SUT)
  • Surgical technologist
A surgical technologist works together with the surgeon, registered nurse, and anesthesiologist as a member of the surgical team. To ensure proper surgical case management, the surgical technologist prepares and passes all sterile instruments during the surgical procedure while maintaining the sterile field and anticipating the needs of the surgeon.


Certificates Program Strengths Semester
Credit Hours
Activity Programming
  • Skills and knowledge required for directing activity programs in long term care facilities, including needs assessment, treatment modalities, professional role and documentation, licensure regulations, managing difficult clients, quality assurance issues, mental health issues, ethics, and work place violence. Certificate of completion awarded for 90 hours of training
Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Students must have Associates, Bachelors, or Masters level degree in behavioral science to apply for this certificate. Meets 270 clock hours of chemical dependency education required by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Licensure Board. Knowledge, skills and attitudes working with individuals, families, and groups. Assessment, counseling, treatment planning, and prevention. Apply ethical guidelines
Clinical Phlebotomy
  • Provides expanded competencies and proficiencies to practicing professionals. Students are required to complete 100 hours of non-paid clinical. This is a 2 course, 2 quarter certificate. Students will receive a certificate of completion when finished.
  • Provides the foundational knowledge that is essential for coaching any sport.  Coaches help athletes master new skills, enjoy competing with others and develop self-esteem.  Includes topics in coaching and leadership, sportsmanship, coaching diverse athletes, behavior management, sport first aid, drugs in sport, and the games approach to coaching .
Dietary Manager
  • Prepare students for a career in overseeing the health care institutional kitchen.
  • Trained in understanding and providing the basic nutritional needs of their clients in partnership with dietitians.
  • Responsible for purchasing, preparing and delivering balanced nutritious meals.
Exercise Specialist
  • Designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Trained with a goal of being able to administer basic fitness assessments and health risk appraisals. Develop sound, safe exercise programs to meet clients’ personal fitness goals. Communicate effectively with a wide variety of clients, written and oral. Conduct valid and reliable basic fitness assessments and basic health risk appraisals related to exercise programming.
Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliaries
  • The Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliaries program strives to prepare the student to function efficiently as an integral member of the dental team.
Medical Coding & Billing Certificate
  • This certificate prepares students to work in a physician office, urgent care center, or medical billing company coding medical encounters for professional claims. It also provides training in the completion and submission of professional claims and management of accounts receivable.
Medical Office Receptionist
  • This certificate prepares students for entry level employment in the medical office environment performing scheduling, monitoring patient appointments, out-patient procedures, medical and office equipment maintenance, storing supplies and pharmaceuticals and billing. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical language and documentation, as well as entry-level medical billing. Upon completion of the curriculum, students receive a short-term technical certificate from Sinclair Community College.
Nurse Aide Training
  • Prepares students to become nurse aides in Ohio’s long term facilities through classroom and clinical learning experiences. Completion establishes eligibility for certification test.
Pharmacy Technician
  • Course content covers the basic skills and knowledge to seek employment as entry level pharmacy technicians.
Reimbursement Specialist
  • Prepares students to work in a billing office for medical providers.  Focuses on preparing students to take the national certification examination to earn the crediential Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) offered by the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA).
Residential Technician
  • Provides the basic education needed to apply for residential technician positions in mental health, addictions, developmental disabilities and other populations.  Includes safety of the resident, healthy communication, conflict resolution, knowledge of human services and behavioral health field, and professional and ethical expectations.
Specimen Processing
  • 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.
Tissue Banking
  • Tissue banking technologists are integral in the recovery, processing, storage, and distribution of human tissue. Students will gain basic knowledge of human anatomy, medical terminology, sterile technique, surgical recovery and processing techniques, ethics, and regulatory standards.
Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist 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 program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.