Opportunities in Health Science

This cluster focuses on careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis, and treat injuries and diseases. Careers may involve working directly with patients, in research, or collecting and sharing data.

Health Informatics
Manage patient data and information and use computer applications related to health care.
Cancer Information Management: Learn to collect complete history, diagnosis, and treatment data for cancer patients and provide essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials.
Health Information Technology: Learn to become an expert in patient health data management by collecting, analyzing, monitoring, maintaining, and reporting health data.
Medical Assistant: Learn a variety of medical office processes including exam room assisting, medical laboratory techniques, customer service and general office procedures.
Medical Coding Specialist: Learn to review medical documentation provided by physicians and other health care providers, and translate it into universally recognized numeric codes.
Diagnostic Services
Use tests and evaluations to detect, diagnosis, and treat diseases, injuries, or other conditions.
Dental Assistant: Learn to assist the dentist in the treatment room, the lab, and office by aiding chair side, recording medical and dental information, caring for dental instruments, and exposing and processing radiographs.
Laboratory Science Technician: Learn to perform experiments and tests, operate laboratory equipment, and document the results in order to conduct lab analysis and reporting of food quality and other industry testing standards.
Medical Laboratory Technician: Learn to perform routine clinical laboratory tests including hematology, urinalysis, body fluid analysis, and other emerging diagnostics while interacting with patients and healthcare team members.
Therapeutic Services
Work directly with patients by providing care, treatment, counseling and health education information.
Midwife: Learn to provide hands-on holistic care for women of childbearing years and partner with women and other collaborative healthcare partners throughout the childbearing process.
Nursing Assistant: Learn basic nursing and personal care skills, attention to client's rights, communication and care of clients with dementias.
Nursing - Associate Degree: Learn the fundamentals of nursing in ambulatory, acute, community, and long-term care settings including patient care and assessment, clinical skills, communications, report writing and documentation, healthy history, oxygen and medication administration.
Pharmacy Technician: Learn to assist registered pharmacists in institutional and community pharmacies through record keeping, preparation of medications, and distribution and delivery of medications. This is a shared program between Southwest Tech and Lakeshore Technical College.
Physical Therapist Assistant: Learn to assist the physical therapist with treatment programs according to the plan of care, training patients in exercises and activities of daily living, conducting treatments, using special equipment, administering modalities and other treatment procedures, and reporting to the physical therapist about the patient's responses.
Respiratory Therapist: Learn to evaluate, treat, and manage patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders in a wide variety of clinical settings. This is a shared program between Southwest Tech and Western Technical College.
Human Services Associate: Learn to provide information, support, care, and advocacy in a human service agency.
  • Midwife: Learn to provide hands-on holistic care for women of childbearing years and partner with women and other collaborative healthcare partners throughout the childbearing process.
  • Medical Laboratory Technician: Learn to perform routine clinical laboratory tests including hematology, urinalysis, body fluid analysis, and other emerging diagnostics while interacting with patients and healthcare team members.
  • Physical Therapist Assistant: Learn to assist the physical therapist with treatment programs according to the plan of care, training patients in exercises and activities of daily living, conducting treatments, using special equipment, administering modalities and other treatment procedures, and reporting to the physical therapist about the patient's responses.
  • Health Information Technology: Learn to become an expert in patient health data management by collecting, analyzing, monitoring, maintaining, and reporting health data.
  • Cancer Information Management: Learn to collect complete history, diagnosis, and treatment data for cancer patients and provide essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials.
  • Nursing - Associate Degree: Learn the fundamentals of nursing in ambulatory, acute, community, and long-term care settings including patient care and assessment, clinical skills, communications, report writing and documentation, healthy history, oxygen and medication administration.
  • Dental Assistant: Learn to assist the dentist in the treatment room, the lab, and office by aiding chair side, recording medical and dental information, caring for dental instruments, and exposing and processing radiographs.
  • Nursing Assistant: Learn basic nursing and personal care skills, attention to client's rights, communication and care of clients with dementias.
  • Medical Assistant: Learn a variety of medical office processes including exam room assisting, medical laboratory techniques, customer service and general office procedures.
  • Medical Coding Specialist: Learn to review medical documentation provided by physicians and other health care providers, and translate it into universally recognized numeric codes.
  • Pharmacy Technician: Learn to assist registered pharmacists in institutional and community pharmacies through record keeping, preparation of medications, and distribution and delivery of medications. This is a shared program between Southwest Tech and Lakeshore Technical College.
  • Respiratory Therapist: Learn to evaluate, treat, and manage patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders in a wide variety of clinical settings. This is a shared program between Southwest Tech and Western Technical College.
  • Individualized Technical Studies: Combine courses from two or more major areas of study into an Associate of Applied Science Degree that meets specific career preparation goals not available in other programs.
  • University Transfer Liberal Arts: Take courses to meet the general requirements of a four-year degree, and then transfer these credits toward a Bachelor’s of Science or Arts program at a college or university.