- Associate Degree Nursing/RN: The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Panola College provides high quality education to individuals in the community seeking a career as a registered nurse and promotes the transition of the Licensed Vocational Nurse into the role of the professional nurse. Upon completion of the course of study, the student is prepared to take the National Council Licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse. The program is offered online (18 months) as well as face-to-face (2 years).
- Vocational Nursing (LVN): The Vocational Nursing Program is committed to the preparation of individuals who will assume the role of licensed vocational nurse and collaborate with the registered professional nurse and other health care professionals in the delivery of quality health care. The program is offered in Carthage and Center and takes one year to complete.
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA): The primary goal of an OTA is to enable individuals, groups and communities to participate in activities which are meaningful to them, reflect their beliefs and values, and produce a sense of accomplishment or satisfaction. The OTA degree can be completed in 26 months and prepares a student to take the National Certification Exam to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). COTAs are supervised by and work in collaboration with the occupational therapist to help clients reach their goals.
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): The Emergency Medical Services Training Program prepares students to work in a variety of health care facilities as Emergency Medical Technicians (certificate) and Intermediate Paramedics (degree).
- Health Information Technology:The Health Information Technician is a profession with a diverse blend of clinical
knowledge and information management skills. HIT is a two year associate's degree
program. A coding technician reviews and analyzes health records to identify relevant diagnoses
and procedures for reimbursement purposes, in the assessment of clinical care, and
for support of medical research activity.
- Medical Assisting: The Medical Administrative Assistant Program prepares students to work in a variety
of healthcare offices as receptionist, coder, billing specialist, or other front office
position. This is a two-semester certificate program. The Clinical Medical Assistant adds a year of clinical skills and experience for
an Associate of Applied Science degree.
- Medical Laboratory Technician: Graduates of this program will receive an Associates of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology and be eligible to sit for the national qualifying examination for certification and/or registration as a Medical Laboratory Technician from ASCP, AMT, or NCA.
Find a Rewarding Career in Health Science!
Panola College offers a number of Certificate and Degree programs in Health Science leading to valuable and rewarding careers. If you care about helping others, one of our many Health Science offerings might be right for you! Click on a link below or to the right to find out more information about a particular program.