Thanks to a U.S. Department of Labor grant, we can provide coaching, career counseling and other resources for eligible students enrolled in specific health care programs. Get the training and credentials and work in a high-demand field.

MOSTEMWINS
The $15 million statewide MoSTEMWINs* program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and is designed to train Missourians for jobs in transportation, manufacturing, information technology, health services/health sciences, and science support. The program is administered through the Missouri Community College Association. The grant funding for State Fair Community College provides eligible students with Student Success Navigators who offer coaching and career counseling and provide resources to address barriers to academic success.

SFCC offers the following programs to meet the growing workforce needs of the health care industry. The programs enable students to earn industry-recognized credentials that validate students’ mastery of skills in specific areas of health care.

Dental Hygiene

Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene

SFCC’s Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association and can prepare you for a career as a health care professional. Our state-of-the-art clinic provides an excellent hands-on learning environment outside the classroom. You’ll learn patient assessment and treatment skills and will be licensed to provide direct patient care.

For more information on Dental Hygiene, contact Dana Goosen, Student Success Navigator at dgoosen@sfccmo.edu or at (660) 596-7149.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate of Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonographers are medical professionals who operate ultrasonic imaging devices to produce images, scans, videos, or 3D volumes of anatomy and diagnostic data. This intense 22-month program will teach you to perform and evaluate ultrasound exams and procedures. Nearly all courses are online except clinicals and scanning labs.

For more information on Diagnostic Medical Sonography, contact Dana Goosen, Student Success Navigator at dgoosen@sfccmo.edu or at (660) 596-7149.

Health Care Specialist – Nurse Aide

SFCC’s Health Care Specialist with emphasis in Nurse Aide program provides a variety of stackable certificates and degrees in health care specialties.

Skills Certificate in Nurse Aide

This 18-credit hour program will give you specialized skills and experience for quick entry into the workforce, and offers additional training for current nursing facility employees. The Nurse Aide Skills Certificate encompasses courses for Certified Nurse Assistant, Certified Medication Technician, Home Health Aide, and Restorative Nurse Assistant.

Professional Certificate in Nurse Aide

This 30-credit-hour program consists of a combination of the Skills Certificate and other courses. Pursuing this level on the career ladder increases your employability within the health care industry.

Associate of Applied Science degree in Nurse Aide

The 64-credit-hour AAS degree includes all the courses in the Professional Certificate as well as general education courses in communications, math, social science, wellness, and electives. This degree will provide the skills necessary to work in many capacities in long-term care facilities.

For more information on Nurse Aide, contact Kristen Henning, Student Success Navigator, at khenning@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7231.

Health Care Specialist – Pharmacy Technician

Growth in the health care field has increased the demand for support workers such as pharmacy technicians. A pharmacy technician works under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist; responsibilities depend on the pharmacy setting and the scope of practice.

Skills Certificate in Pharmacy Technician

This 18-credit-hour program will give you specialized skills and experience for quick entry into the workforce. It’s also designed for current pharmacy employees who need additional training.

Professional Certificate in Pharmacy Technician

This 30-credit-hour program consists of a combination of the Skills Certificate and other courses. Pursuing this level on the career ladder increases your employability within pharmacy industry.

Associate of Applied Science degree in Pharmacy Technician

The 61-credit-hour AAS degree includes all the courses in the Professional Certificate as well as general education courses. With this degree, you will have the skills necessary to work in many capacities at a pharmacy.

For more information on Pharmacy Technology, contact Kristen Henning, Student Success Navigator, at khenning@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7231.

Health Information Technology (HIT)

With the adoption of electronic patient records and legal and regulatory standards, a career in the medical records field requires specialized training.

Professional Certificate in Medical Coding

A Professional Certificate in Medical Coding provides the basic skills you need for entry-level positions and quick entry into the workforce. Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health care-related organizations.

Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program will provide the knowledge and skills you need to excel in the medical records management profession. The two-year program teaches you how to maintain the security, integrity, confidentiality, and availability of medical records in every type of health care setting.

For more information on Health Information Technology, contact Kristen Henning, Student Success Navigator, at khenning@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7231.

Medical Assistant

Professional Certificate in Medical Assistant
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant

Medical assistants coordinate appointments; interact with clients; record medical history, vital statistics and information; prepare treatment rooms and patients for clinical exams; assist practitioners with exams; help with injections as directed by a primary care provider; and interact with electronic medical record. This program is offered on the Clinton campus and online.

For more information on Medical Assistant, contact Tammy Woirhaye, Student Success Navigator at twoirhaye@sfccmo.edu or at (660) 383-1602

Nursing

Professional Certificate in Practical Nursing

SFCC’s Nursing program prepares you to complete requirements for Practical Nursing and for Associate Degree Nursing (Year Two). The competency-based curriculum allows you to transition seamlessly from Year One to Year Two if you want to continue, or you may enter the workforce. Upon successful completion of the programs, you are eligible to take NCLEX licensure exams. SFCC graduates who take the NCLEX exam have an excellent pass rate, and the Missouri State Board of Nursing has recognized the program as exemplary.

Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing

If you are a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and want to advance your nursing career, the next step is to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing (ADN) that prepares you to take the NCLEX licensing exam for registered nurses (RNs). SFCC ADN graduates who take the NCLEX exam have an excellent pass rate, and the program is approved by the Missouri Board of Nursing.

For more information on Nursing, contact Jill Eberhard, Student Success Navigator, at jeberhard1@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7434. For questions about pre-Nursing programs, contact Sarah Lovell, Student Success Navigator, at slovell@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7210.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

The Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) OTA program at SFCC prepares you to work under the supervision of Registered Occupational Therapists. Assistants provide therapy to people of all ages who need special assistance to lead independent, productive lives because of physical, developmental, social, or emotional deficits. The OTA program is a one-plus-one degree program, which prepares you to practice as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) after meeting certification and state licensure standards. SFCC is one of five colleges in the MHPC selected to offer the program coordinated through the University of Missouri School of Health Professions.

For more information on Occupational Therapy Assistant, contact Dana Goosen, Student Success Navigator, at dgoosen@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7149.

Radiologic Technology

Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology

SFCC’s two-year AAS degree program in Radiologic Technology will teach you basic diagnostic imaging skills using x-ray machines. You’ll complete more than 1,200 hours of clinical education and use your technical knowledge and skills to properly image patients so accurate diagnoses can be made and appropriate treatment determined. You will graduate as a highly trained, registry-eligible medical imaging professional who can enter the workforce, continue your education in advanced imaging technologies and/or transfer into baccalaureate degree programs in imaging science.

Computed Tomography Courses

The field of Computed Tomography (CT) provides diagnoses of disease processes that cannot be demonstrated by general radiographic methods. These online CT courses are designed for second-year radiology students attending an accredited radiology program; students who are registry-eligible; and working radiologic technologists who want to prepare for the CT registry exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

For more information on Radiologic Technology, contact Dana Goosen, Student Success Navigator, at dgoosen@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7149.

*This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

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