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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 63.5-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 Nicki Gilbert, Student Success Navigator, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 61.5-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 Nicki Gilbert, Student Success Navigator, at email@example.com 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 Nicki Gilbert, Student Success Navigator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (660) 596-7231.
Professional Certificate in Medical Assisting
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting
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 Assisting, contact Tammy Woirhaye, Student Success Navigator at email@example.com or at (660) 383-1602
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 Steffens, Student Success Navigator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (660) 596-7411. For questions about pre-Nursing programs, contact Anna Castle, Student Success Navigator, at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (660) 596-7149.
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 email@example.com 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.