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Health Science Pathway

  1. Anesthesia Technology

    Prepare to enter a growing health profession: Become an anesthesia technologist who helps anesthesia providers in the safe, efficient care of patients receiving anesthesia. Learn more about Anesthesia Technology
  2. Associate of Science (A.S.) for Health Science

    Explore different science and technology subjects while completing 1st- and 2nd-year courses that will generally transfer to a 4-year college or university. Learn more about an A.S.
  3. Central Sterile Processing

    Prepare to work in hospitals, clinics, or doctor offices as a trained healthcare technician who uses specialized skills to clean and sterilize medical instruments, equipment, and supplies.

    Learn more about Central Sterile Processing
  4. Computed Tomography (CT)

    Learn to use specialized CT equipment to capture detailed diagnostic images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels. These computerized x-ray images help doctors diagnose and plan treatment of their patients.

    Learn more about Computed Tomography (CT)
  5. Dental Assistant (Registered Dental Assistant)

    Find out how to become a registered dental assistant, so you can work with dentists to treat patients and perform administrative tasks in the practice.

    Learn more about Registered Dental Assistant
  6. Dental Hygiene

    Become a licensed oral health professional. Learn techniques to protect teeth and gums and to prevent or treat oral diseases. Prepare to work with a dentist in a dental office.

    Learn more about Dental Hygiene
  7. Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    Learn to use specialized ultrasound equipment to collect 2-D, 3-D, or 4-D images of organs and tissues in the body that help doctors diagnose and plan treatment of their patients.

    Learn more about Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  8. Dietetics

    Dietetic Technician

    Prepare to be an important part of health-care and foodservice management teams. Learn about food and nutrition, so you can advise people on what to eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle or to achieve specific health-related goals.

    Learn more about Dietetic Technician
  9. Dietetics

    Dietary Manager

    Learn to manage foodservice operations. Organize food programs, plan menus, and keep food safe. Also handle business-related tasks, such as budgeting and managing teams.

    Learn more about Dietary Manager
  10. Dietetics

    Nutrition Specialist I

    Prepare for an entry-level job in the dietetics field by building a solid food and nutrition foundation.

    Learn more about Nutrition Specialist I
  11. Dietetics

    Food & Nutrition Coach

    Learn how to help individuals develop a healthy eating habits that support their lifestyles. You may choose to be self-employed and have contracts with a variety of organizations.

    Learn more Food & Nutrition Coach
  12. Dietetics

    Healthy Meal Planning

    Learn how to plan meals and design menus that will me the nutritional requirements for the general population.

    Learn more about Healthy Meal Planning
  13. Emergency Medical Services

    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

    Learn basic life support procedures in our entry-level certification program. Prepare to work with paramedics in pre-hospital care.

    Learn about EMT
  14. Emergency Medical Services

    Paramedic Programs

    Prepare to apply for paramedic certification by learning both basic and advanced life support procedures.

    Learn more about Paramedic Programs
  15. Health Information Technology

    Learn to how to use technology to manage and store patient information with accuracy and integrity. Prepares to sit for certification exams.

    Learn more about Health Information Technology
  16. Long Term Care Administration

    Learn the functions and responsibilities of a licensed nursing facility administrator. Complete coursework and participate in an internship / clinical training.

    Learn more about Long Term Care Administration
  17. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology (MRI)

    Learn to use specialized MRI equipment, which uses radiofrequency pulses and magnets to create pictures of cross sections of human anatomy. Doctors use these detailed 3-D images of soft tissues of the body to diagnose and plan treatment of their patients.

    Learn more about MRI
  18. Medical Assistant

    Prepare to work under the supervision of physicians in their offices or other medical settings. Be ready to perform both administrative and clinical duties in dynamic healthcare environments.

    Learn more about Medical Assistant
  19. Mental Health & Human Services

    Prepare to help individuals with psychological and social difficulties. Gain knowledge and skills in mental health, intellectual disability, alcohol abuse, and other drug abuse.

    Learn more about Mental Health & Human Services
  20. Nuclear Medicine Technology

    Learn to use special equipment, radioactive materials, and safety protocols to create images of internal body structures. These images provide functional information about organs, tissues, and bones that help doctors treat their patients.

    Learn more about Nuclear Medicine Technology
  21. Nursing

    Prepare to give and coordinate patient care as well as support and educate patients and their families. Complete our degree program successfully to be eligible to take the state board exam to become a registered nurse.

    Learn more about Nursing
  22. Ophthalmic Technician

    Find out how to become an ophthalmic assistant, so you can perform initial evaluations and help patients take care of their eyes.

    Learn more about Ophthalmic Technician
  23. Physical Therapist Assistant

    Prepare to become part of a team and carry out physical therapy treatment plans for patients. Also prepare to sit for the Texas Physical Therapist Assistant licensing exam.

    Learn more about Physical Therapist Assistant
  24. Radiologic Technology

    Learn how to use x-rays to create 2-D images of body structures. These images are useful for finding bone fractures, foreign objects in the body, and the relationship between bones and soft tissues.

    Learn more about Radiologic Technology
  25. Respiratory Care

    Learn how to administer therapy, perform diagnostic tests and pulmonary rehabilitation, and maintain therapy equipment. Prepare to sit for credentialing exams.

    Learn more about Respiratory Care
  26. Surgical Technology

    Prepare for a career helping surgeons, anesthesiologists, and registered nurses care for patients in the operating room. And prepare to sit for the certification exam.

    Learn more about Surgical Technology
  27. Vascular Interventional Radiography

    Learn to use advanced technology and sophisticated equipment to capture images of blood vessels for pathologies, diagnostic testing, and interventional procedures through the veins and arteries of the body.

    Learn more about Vascular Interventional Radiography
  28. Vocational Nursing

    Prepare to work under supervision to give focused nursing care to patients with predictable health care needs. And prepare to sit for the certification exam.

    Learn more about Vocational Nursing

Updated July 29, 2021