Healthcare

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Healthcare Programs

The Bioscience Technology program prepares graduates to perform a number of biotechnology related careers, including laboratory research, and skills to work in sophisticated biotechnology manufacturing settings. Bioscience encompasses many critical areas of research on living organisms including development of drugs and medical devices, criminal forensics, environmental science, and agricultural biotechnology. This program focuses principally on advanced biochemistry and biotechnology laboratory skills, such as analytical DNA, RNA, and protein techniques, cell culture, and microbiology. Our educational approach emphasizes critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

The Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Advanced Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to provide entry-level training that will prepare graduates to function in the sterile supply processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities. Students will be trained to operate sterilizing equipment such as autoclaves, gloves, and needles, as well as how to arrange surgical equipment in the operating room. They will be able to check, assemble, and adjust all medical tools to ensure they are all functioning properly before surgery begins.

The Dental Assisting accredited program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s dental offices. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of dental assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Dental Assisting diploma and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination.

The Dental Hygiene program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the dental profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required to perform dental hygiene services. Registered dental hygienists work in a variety of professional settings. The public is most familiar with dental hygienists in the private dental office. In this capacity, they perform numerous services in the promotion and prevention of oral diseases. These include oral prophylaxis; examining the head, neck, and oral areas for signs of disease; patient education; taking or developing radiographs; and applying fluoride or sealants. In this setting, registered dental hygienists play a vital role in protecting the oral health of the American public. Program graduates receive a Dental Hygiene Associate of Applied Science degree.

The Health Information Management Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, analyze, and report health information data according to legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research. Program graduates will develop leadership skills necessary to serve in a functional supervisory role in various components of the health information system.

The Medical Assisting Program will assist individuals with developing the necessary skills needed to perform clinical and administrative duties in clinics, hospitals, urgent care facilities and other clinical settings. Students will participate in 270 hours of unpaid clinical externship under the direct supervision of a physician, clinical evaluator or preceptor. Upon graduation, students may take any of the certification exams with the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), American Medical Technologist (AMT) and the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Medical assistants typically complete the following tasks: complete patient history and measure vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature), assist the physician with patient exams and/or minor office surgeries, give patient injections as directed, draw blood and prepare laboratory tests, schedule patient appointments, and complete insurance forms.

As one of the oldest professions in healthcare, nursing is a critical component of patient care. In the ever-changing field of healthcare, the role of nurses has never been more crucial, challenging and rewarding. Atlanta Technical College’s accredited nursing program offers options for training in an Associate of Science in Nursing, Hemodialysis, Nurse Aide and Patient Care.

The Pharmacy Technology program prepares students for employment in pharmacy departments in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, commercial businesses, and other related facilities. Program graduates are eligible to sit for a national certification exam for pharmacy technologists. The Pharmacy Technology program at Atlanta Technical College is accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

The Phlebotomy Technician program educates students to draw and process blood specimens. Phlebotomy technicians typically work in concert with medical lab technicians in hospitals or other healthcare organizations. Topics covered include human anatomy, anatomical terminology, venipuncture, and clinical practice.

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are licensed to work with patients and administer physical therapy interventions under the direction and supervision of licensed physical therapists. The duties of a PTA include implementing the plan of care - treatment plan for a patient and performing various therapeutic interventions. Upon completion of the degree requirements, graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE).

The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology departments and related businesses and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an associate of applied science degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers.

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