State of Rhodes launches new medical certificates
LIMA — Rhodes State College officials announced that four new certificate programs will be added to the school’s health sciences curriculum. New offerings include Cardiography Technician, Mammography, CT Scan and Medical Assist.
The Cardiography Technician Certificate is a one-semester program designed to prepare students to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Technicians will be trained to use a variety of instruments and methods to perform diagnostic procedures such as Holter monitoring, stress testing, and electrocardiography. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the Certified Cardiography Technician exam.
The Mammography Certificate and Computed Tomography Certificate programs, four and five credit hours respectively, are designed to give radiographers advanced training for specialty care. According to Angela Heaton, Dean of Health Sciences and Public Service, the CT certificate program will provide technologists with the knowledge to meet the structured training requirements for the ARRT CT Certification Exam and will include clinical hours.
Rhodes State has also renewed its medical assistant program, moving from an associate’s degree to a certificate. The certificate allows students to receive a first job or promotion, while many hospitals offer attractive continuing education programs to enable the clinician to pursue higher education in health care. Heaton said funding is available for residents who qualify. There are currently immediate openings with local healthcare employers.
Find more information about the programs at rhodesstate.edu or by contacting the Rhodes State Office of Admissions at [email protected] or 419-995-8320.