Health Sciences



Health SciencesAssociate Degree Nursing
Provides the 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.

Cardiovascular Sonography
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire, process,and evaluate the human heart and vascular structures.

Computed Tomography
(in partnership with Edgecombe Community College)
Prepares the individual to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes.

Emergency Medical Science

Prepares graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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.

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

Medical Sonography
Provides the knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high frequency sound waves to image body structures.

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

Nurse Aide 
Prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.

Pharmacy Technology
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
Prepares the graduate to become a registered radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body.

Therapeutic & Diagnostic Services

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in health sciences. Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in nursing and allied health curricula. Courses may also provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of advanced health science degrees or programs. Graduates from the Nursing Assistant program may be eligible to be listed on the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide registry as a Nursing Assistant I and the N.C. Board of Nursing Nurse Aide II registry as a Nursing Assistant II. They may be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctors’ offices.

Therapeutic Massage

Prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.