Health Sciences

Degrees and certificates in this area of interest lead to careers in nursing and related health care fields that work in a hospital or health care setting. 

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Programs

Medical students sitting at desk

Program

Non-credit Training Program

This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.

Computed Tomography

Program

Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours

19

This certificate prepares individuals to work as entry-level CT imaging technologists.

Sonography students in lab

Program

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Credit Hours

72

This degree prepares you for an entry-level job administering diagnostic ultrasound exams.

Echocardiography

Program

Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours

28

This certificate provides education to prepare competent entry level adult Cardiac Sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for Gen

Advanced EMT

Program

Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours

23

This certificate provides training in advanced pre-hospital care under structured guidelines.

EMS Program Ambulance

Program

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Credit Hours

68

This degree prepares you to offer pre-hospital care as a paramedic under structured guidelines in emergency situations.

Emergency Medical Services- Paramedic Bridge

Program

Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours

28

This certificate provides training for advanced pre-hospital care as an entry-level paramedic on an ambulance or in hospital emergency rooms.

Health Information

Program

Certificate

Credit Hours

35

This certificate is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in a medical office settings.

MRI Scan

Program

Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours

22

This certificate prepares students for entry-level MRI Imaging Technologists.

Mammography

Program

Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours

12

This certificate prepares students to be entry-level Mammographers.

Medical Admin Support Assistant

Program

Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours

16

This certificate career provides students academic and technical skills necessary for entry- level jobs in the medical field.

Prescription pad with medicine

Program

Non-credit Training Program

This program prepares students to be eligible to sit for the state exam to become a Registered Medication Aide (RMA).

Nursing students

Program

Non-credit Training Program

This class prepares students to take the Virginia state nursing assistant certification exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

Students in nursing lab

Program

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Credit Hours

67

This degree is designed to prepare graduates to be contributing members of the health care team, providing direct patient care.

Pharmacy Technician

Program

Career Studies Certificate

This certificate provides training to perform Pharmacy Technician duties in local healthcare facilities.

Blood viles

Program

Non-credit Training Program

This 65 hour program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis

PN students in lab

Program

Certificate

Credit Hours

37

This certificate prepares students to take care of patients in extended care and other non-acute care settings.

Radiography Student at Clinicals

Program

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Credit Hours

72

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiography at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for entry-level jobs in radiography in which you administe

Surgical Technology students in lab

Program

Certificate

Credit Hours

42

This certificate prepares students to perform selected activities in the operating room as an entry-level member of the surgical team.

Man Getting Thyroid Ultrasound

Program

Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours

29

The certificate program trains students to provide vascular ultrasounds.