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Health Sciences Programs


The Health Sciences programs at Johnston Community College offer courses in various health sciences career paths leading to an associate degree, certificate, or diploma upon completion of the program requirements.

Health Sciences programs include:

Associate Degree Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Cardiac and Vascular Sonography

The Cardiac and Vascular Sonography curriculum provides the individual with the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire, process, and evaluate the human heart and vascular structures. A cardiovascular sonographer uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart and vascular structures.

Computed Tomography

The Computed Tomography imaging program, a specialty for radiographers, prepares the individual to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologists by the ARRT.

This program is offered in collaboration with Edgecombe Community College and Johnston Community College.

Emergency Medical Science

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) curriculum prepares students to become MRI technologist and skilled health care professionals that are trained to use magnetic energy fields to produce images of the human body.

This program is offered in collaboration with Edgecombe Community College and Johnston Community College.

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares the individual to be a multi-skilled health care professional qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Medical Sonography

The Medical Sonography curriculum provides knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high-frequency sound waves to image internal body structures.

Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum provides the clinical and didactic experience necessary to prepare students to qualify as entry-level nuclear medicine technologists.

Pharmacy Technology

The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Radiography

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology.

Therapeutic Massage

The Therapeutic Massage curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care setting to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.

 
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