Rhodes State launches new certificates in medical field


By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



LIMA — Officials at Rhodes State College have announced that four new certificate programs will be added to the school’s health sciences curriculum. The new offerings include cardiographic technician, mammography, computed tomography and medical assisting.

The Cardiographic Technician Certificate is a one-semester program designed to prepare students for assisting physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases. 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 Cardiographic Technician exam.

The Mammography Certificate and Computed Tomography Certificate programs, four- and five-credit hours, respectively, are designed to give radiographers advanced training for specialized care. The Computed Tomography Certificate program will offer technologists the knowledge necessary to fulfill the structured education requirement for the ARRT computed tomography certification exam and includes clinical hours, according to Angela Heaton, Dean of Health Sciences and Public Service.

Rhodes State has also refreshed its Medical Assisting program from an associate’s degree to a certificate. The certificate enables students to receive a first job or promotion, while many hospitals have attractive continuing education packages to enable the clinician to pursue advanced degrees in healthcare. Heaton said funding is available to residents who qualify. There are currently immediate openings at local healthcare employers.

Find more information on the programs at rhodesstate.edu or by contacting the Rhodes State admissions office at enroll@RhodesState.edu or 419-995-8320.

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By J Swygart

jswygart@limanews.com

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