The Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program offered at the Nashville campus has been granted the accreditation status of “Initial Accreditation” by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
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- Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Certificate
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Health Science - AssociateMedicine and Health Care
Health science covers a large group of career paths related to the delivery of healthcare to those in need. Whether you’re interested in the application or the research; our specialized programs & concentrations can help you home in on your specific goals.
If you’re interested in hands on patient care, you can learn about the human body and perform various diagnostic imaging procedures that help treat disease and injury.
Additionally, you can plan your future career by preparing to enter the nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician’s assistant fields. No matter where you’re starting, our programs can help guide you in the right direction.
Health Science / Pre-Pharmacy - AssociateMedicine and Health Care
The Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Pharmacy) program is designed to provide the foundational courses for students who intend to apply to our Doctor of Pharmacy program. It is also excellent preparation for careers in the biological, life, or health sciences, as well as advanced degrees related to the health sciences.
Medical Assisting - CertificateMedicine and Health Care
Our unique 1 + 1 program allows students who complete the 9-month certificate program to continue for an additional 3-4 quarters to complete the general education requirements and earn an Associate degree in Medical Assisting.
Medical Assisting - AssociateMedicine and Health Care
An Associate of Science in Medical Assisting will prepare you to work in a medical office, assisting practitioners with examining and treating patients, performing laboratory testing, and providing administrative support.
Dental Hygiene - AssociateMedicine and Health Care
The Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program provides the biological basis of the health of the teeth and oral cavity, decay prevention, and dental health maintenance. Upon the completion of the Dental Hygiene program, students will become a valuable member of the dental healthcare team who provides patient education, clinical, and therapeutic services that support and facilitate the maintenance of oral health.
Dental Assisiting - CertificateMedicine and Health Care
Upon completion of the Dental Assisting program, students will be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Examination. In addition, students can specialize and gain certification in various dental care techniques that interest them, including radiography, coronal polishing, nitrous oxide monitoring, and sealant application. After completion of the program, students will be ready to increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of oral health care and become a valuable member of the dental care team.
The Certificate in Dental Assisting program offered at the Nashville campus has been granted the accreditation status of “Approval without Reporting Requirements.” The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
Computed Tomography - CertificateMedicine and Health Care
In the Certificate in Computed Tomography program at South College, current radiography and nuclear medicine professionals and graduates will learn the skills necessary to be successful as entry-level computed tomography (CT) technologists. CT imaging is vital for diagnosing and treating patients with a variety of healthcare needs, and demand for competent, trained professionals continues to rise.
In this program, you’ll learn to how to use this technology to produce the best possible medical images while providing excellent patient care and protecting yourself and the patient from unnecessary radiation exposure. The curriculum includes CT physics and instrumentation, cross-sectional anatomy, patient care and safety, imaging techniques and procedures specific to CT imaging, and quality control.
The taught portion of the program is completed online, and the clinical component is be completed at facilities affiliated with South College.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging - CertificateMedicine and Health Care
The Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at South College is designed to create advancement opportunities for current radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, ultrasound technologists, and radiation therapists.
In this 6-month program, you will learn to competently apply basic protocols of MRI, recognize when and how to appropriately alter standard protocol, recognize equipment and patient considerations that affect image quality, and maintain a safe MRI environment.
Radiography - AssociateMedicine and Health Care
In the Associate of Science in Radiography program, students will learn to operate current radiographic equipment and help diagnose patients in a variety of clinical settings.
You’ll build the foundations of a successful career with expert guidance on providing quality patient care, following ALARA principles to minimize radiation exposure and capture the best images possible while being sensitive to the patient’s physical and psychological needs.
Physical Therapy Assistant - AssociateMedicine and Health Care
Students in the Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program will be ready to take on entry-level positions in the growing and evolving field of physical therapy in about two years.
Through both classroom and in-the-field clinical training, you’ll develop the skills you need to assist physical therapists in delivering treatment plans that help patients from athletes to military veterans regain function, strength, and control. This course of study covers all aspects of physical therapy, including sports medicine, pediatrics, acute care, outpatient orthopedics, rehabilitation, extended care, and assisted living.
Health Science / Pre-Nursing - AssociateNursing
The Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing) program at South College is designed to be the foundation for advanced programs like the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and BSN to MSN track, and ultimately for your nursing career. Students who do not go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree will be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions in the biological, life, or health sciences.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South College.
For more information on graduation rates, median debt of graduates and other important information visit https://www.south.edu/consumer-information/