Health Studies Programs

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) offers a variety of health programs. Each program seeks national accreditation through its specialty organization to demonstrate the quality of the educational programs. If state or national credentialing is available, the health science program prepares students to take that exam upon program completion.

NWSCC offers students the ability to earn an Associate in Science degree, Associate in Applied Science degree, career certificate and short term certificate.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

  • Diagnostic Imaging - Radiography: 510911 MRAD
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography: 510910 MDMS
  • Emergency Medical Services: 510904 EMP
  • Medical Assisting Technology: 510801 MAT
  • Registered Nursing: 513801 NUR
    • Nursing Mobility (LPN and Paramedic to ADN): 513801 MOB

Career Certificates

  • Paramedic: 510904 EMS
  • Practical Nursing (LPN): 511613 LPN

Short-Term General Certificates

  • EMT: 510904 EMT
  • EMT Advanced: 510904 EMA
  • Medical Assisting Technology
    • Phlebotomy Option: 510801 PBY
    • Medical Billing and Coding Option: 510801 MCO

Allied Health - Linkage Programs

  • Clinical Laboratory Technician: 510899 GEL
  • Dental Assisting: 510899 GEL
  • Dental Hygiene: 510899 GEL
  • Health Information Technology: 510899 GEL
  • Human Services: 510899 GEL
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant: 510899 GEL
  • Physical Therapist Assistant: 510899 GEL
  • Respiratory Therapy: 510899 GEL

Allied Health Linkage Programs are to be completed at Wallace/Hanceville in order to receive degree.

Special Program

Nursing Assistant: 513902 NAS