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Health Sciences Programs and Admissions

Grayson College offers training for Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics, Radiologic Technologists, Dental Assistants, Medical Laboratory Technologists (including Phlebotomy), and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling. A Transitional Entry program is also available to bridge the training of Licensed Vocational Nurses into Registered Nurses. These programs are offered through the college’s Health Science Division.

Training for Certified Nurse Aid, Clinical Medical Assistant, Medication Aide/Refresher, and Pharmacy Technician is available through the college’s Continuing Education Division.

GC also offers courses and programs to provide administrative support for medical offices and transcription, as well as Occupational Safety and Health.

Admissions

Health Science Division programs each have an admissions process that is separate from college admissions. The details of the Health Science program admissions are included on the individual program pages of this website.

Continuing Education Division programs do not require college admissions and will be handled through the Center for Workplace Learning (CWL). Registration for these non-credit courses may be made online, in person at the CWL, or by phoning 903-463-8765.

Grayson College has a number of health-related courses and programs, many of which may be taken for credit toward a certificate or degree or for non-credit. To enroll in credit courses, follow the college’s admission steps. To enroll for non-credit, contact the CWL in person or by phone at 903-463-8765.

Learn a little more about careers in the health industry:

  • Dental Assistants have many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.

  • Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

  • Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

  • Medical Laboratory Technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.

  • Occupational Safety and Health specialists analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. They also design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment.

  • Pharmacy Technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

  • Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some explain their work to patients and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.

  • Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays, on patients. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

  • Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

Contact the Health Science Department on the Main Campus at 903-463-8782

Contact the Health Science Department on the South Campus at 903-415-2500