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Health Careers

Health Science


This program provides a study of Medical Terminology necessary for all levels of health careers: exploration of various health-related occupations; and certification in CPR/First Aid. Students will be introduced to the basic skills necessary for any medical profession. They have the opportunity to earn certifications as a Long-Term Care Certified Nursing Aide and Medication Administration Technician. Students will also prepare for certification as a Registered Medical Assistant and Registered Phlebotomist. This course is accredited through the American Association of Medical Personnel for Registered Medical Assistant and Registered Phlebotomist and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.


Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).


Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Secondary Student


Post-secondary Student

In-district: $2.50 per hour

Out-of-District: $5.00 per hour

Out-of-State: $7.50 per hour

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.

Courses (600 hours)

CPR, First Aid and Medical Terminology (60)
Long Term Care (120)
Health Foundations (120)
Introduction to Medical Assisting (100)
Pharmacology (40)
Clinical Procedures I (70)
Clinical Procedures II (90)
Total (600)

Estimated time to complete: 10 months

Student Organization



Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Nurses’ Aide, Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Doctor's Assistant, Medical Assistant (MA), Medical Office Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Assistant, Optometric Technician, Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) – Approximate Pay Potential: $10-22/Hour. (O*NET source: 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants (; 31-1131.00 - Nursing Assistants (

Kristi Inselman

Kristi Inselman

Health Careers Instructor

Robin Waters

Robin Waters

Health Careers Instructor


Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

✅ Registered Medical Assistant
✅ Registered Phlebotomist (AAMP)
✅ Long Term Care
✅ First Aid
✅ Home Health Aid

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.


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