Onondaga Community College's School of Health has a broad array of new and expanded opportunities for students interested in a health-related career. The programs include:
- Health Sciences - This is a new degree program designed in collaboration with SUNY Upstate Medical University to ensure seamless transfers there. Career options include Medical Imaging, Radiation Therapy, or Respiratory Therapy.
- Health Studies Certificate - This is a new certificate program which prepares students to work in a medical or insurance office, or create the foundation for students to be accepted into OCC's Nursing, Surgical Technology, or Physical Therapist Assistant degree programs.
- Nursing - We've added a section of night and weekend classes to our degree program to give more students more opportunities. We also offer dual admission options with SUNY Upstate Medical University.
- Physical Therapist Assistant - Students learn how to help patients regain range of motion, strength, and mobility.
- Health Information Technology/Medical Records - Students become proficient at using current information systems to collect, analyze, disseminate, and maintain patient data. This is a rewarding career which requires medical knowledge but does not require direct care.
- Surgical Technology - Learn how to assist during operating procedures by preparing, maintaining, cleaning, and storing instruments used during surgery.
- Medical Assistant - This 36 week program prepares students to assist physicians and other health professionals with patient care and office management.
- Phlebotomy - This 36 week program prepares students to safely draw blood from patients.
All of these degree and certificate programs are the subject of our podcast, Higher Ed News You Can Use From Onondaga Community College. Our guest is Karen Fabrizio, Dean of Health & Community Service. You can listen to the podcast by clicking on this link.