Learning Support and Retention
Health Sciences Options at Neighboring Institutions
The following is a list of Health Sciences-related programs available at other community colleges located near Isothermal Community College. If any of the following programs are of interest to you, you are encouraged to visit the websites provided or contact those who are listed with each program. Do not delay if you are interested in one of these programs. Some deadlines are in April and May. Some of you are not interested in a long drive, but please remember, these programs take between one to two years and the certificate, diploma and/or degrees offered are in high demand fields. We hope that you will consider all of the options that are available to you.
Please note: the following links are for external web sites that are not connected with Isothermal Community College. Including them on this page does not indicate any endorsement by Isothermal and Isothermal is not responsible for the accuracy of their content.
Cleveland Community College offers the following programs:
Go to academic programs then go to programs of study then click on either Radiography or technical or general programs.
Biotechnology is a new and exciting program offered at CCC. This program has 20 spots available and is open to the first 20 students who declare this as their major. There is no testing involved in entering the program. Students will have to complete all placement tests before acceptance and be able to take ENG 111 and College Algebra upon entrance into the program. Biotechnologist can work in various fields. Starting pay for Biotechnologist is around $25,000 to $30,000 and will grow with experience.
For more information on this program please contact CCC.
Radiography is another program offered at CCC. Applicants to this program must demonstrate a strong background in science and mathematics. All developmental courses must be completed with a "C" or above prior to admittance to the program.
For an information packet for this program please call 704-484-4081.
Western Piedmont Community College offers the following programs:
Dental Assisting is a diploma program. The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures. This is a 12 month program
For more information please call Tammy Glover (828) 438-6129.
Medical Assisting has three options, certificate, diploma, and Associate of Arts Degree. The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled Health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.
For more information contact Ann Giles at (828) 438-6130.
Medical Laboratory Technology is an Associate of Arts Degree program. The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease.
For more information contact Nancy Shoaf at (828) 438-6128.
Therapeutic Recreation is an Associates Degree. The Therapeutic Recreation curriculum prepares individuals to plan, implement, evaluate, and document therapeutic recreation activities and interventions. The curriculum emphasizes therapeutic use of recreation activities to balance life and improve function, independence, health status, and quality of life based on clients' assessed needs.
For more information contact Cindy Konarski at (828) 438-5577.
Caldwell Community College offers:
Medical Sonography is an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The Medical Sonography curriculum provides knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures. The average salary for Caldwell Community College's 2003 graduating class was $39,710 per year. This is a 21 month, or 5 semester program.
For more information contact Kim Watts at (828) 726-2322.
Cardiovascular Sonography is an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree. A Cardiovascular Sonographer uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart and vascular structures. The average salary for Caldwell Community College's 2003 graduating class was $39,710 per year. This is a 21 month, or 5 semester program.
For more information contact Lyndon Withers at (828) 726-7210.
Nuclear Medicine is a health technology which utilizes the internal administration of radioactive materials. The field is primarily diagnostic although some therapeutic procedures are performed. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist works under the direction of a physician who is licensed for the use of radioactive materials. The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum prepares students to perform as clinical Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
For more information contact Jimmy Council at (828) 726-2356.
Physical Therapy Assistant is an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree. The Physical Therapist Assistant works under the supervision of a Physical Therapist to carry out treatment programs established for patient care.
For more information Lyndon Withers at (828) 726-2710.
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant is a one year diploma certificate. Ophthalmic Medical Assistants assist Ophthalmologist in their day to day care of patients. Starting salaries for graduates of our program have been reported from $20,800 - $29,000 annually. With experience and additional certification, salary levels increase significantly.
For more information please contact Barbra Harris at (828) 726-2363.
Catawba Valley Community College offers:
Polysomnography has two options in a certificate program and an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree. Polysomnographic technologists perform sleep diagnostics working in conjunction with physicians to provide comprehensive clinical evaluations that are required for the diagnosis of sleep disorders. Average salary for graduates of this program is $35,000 per year.For more information please contact
Sarah E. Hoffman, REEGT/ RPSG
Department Head, Polysomnography
828-327-7000 ext. 4517
Electroneurodiagonstic Technologist - This is a new program offered by CVCC. END Technology is new and rapidly growing specialty in the medical field. It is devoted to the recording and study of the electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. END technologists record electrical activity arising primarily from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves or somato-sensory systems using a variety of techniques and instruments. END technologists can work in hospitals, physician's offices, clinics, research facilities and specialized epilepsy and sleep centers. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, END is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2006. Salaries range from $25,000 - $37,800.
For more information please contact Catawba Valley Community College at (828)327-7000.
There is a Dialysis program at McDowell Technical Community College. Consult their course catalog for more information.
Please note: the previous links are for external web sites that are not connected with Isothermal Community College. Including them on this page does not indicate any endorsement by Isothermal and Isothermal is not responsible for the accuracy of their content.