Health Science

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is a two-year program leading to an associate of applied science degree. Once they pass their state board exams, graduates will be an asset to future employers by knowing how to perform oral health assessments; expose, process and interpret x-rays when diagnosed by a dentist; remove soft and hard deposits

Programs Offered

★= Total certificate or degree offered
☆= Partial certificate or degree offered

Campuses: CF= LSC-CyFair, K= LSC-Kingwood, M= LSC-Montgomery, NH= LSC-North Harris, T= LSC-Tomball, OL= LSC-Online

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Dental Hygiene AAS Degree            
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Dental Assistant            

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the Associate of Applied Science degree in Echocardiography and the Advanced Technical certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography are designed to prepare graduates for employment in the healthcare industry in the sonography profession. The program is also designed to provide opportunities for job advancement and retention for currently employed radiologic technologists.

Programs Offered

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS Degree            
Echocardiography AAS Degree            
Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate            
Sonography Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate            

Electrocardiography

Electrocardiography is a transthoracic interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time, as detected by electrodes attached to the outer surface of the skin and recorded by a device external to the body. The recording produced by this noninvasive procedure is termed as electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG). An ECG test records the electrical activity of the heart.

Programs Offered

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Electrocardiography Technician            
Electrocardiography
Monitoring Technician
         

Emergency Medical Services Professionals

The EMS program includes knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies under the supervision and direction of a physician. Graduates can expect career opportunities predominantly with transfer and emergency ambulance services. Students completing course work in this program are eligible to take National Registry exams.

Programs Offered

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Emergency Medical Services Professions AAS Degree          
Emergency Medical Services Professions Intermediate Certificate    
Emergency Medical Services Professions Paramedic Certificate      
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic        

Health Information Technology (Medical Coding)

Health Information Technology provides the training and academic and technical education necessary to function in today’s medical field, including a specialized certificate in medical coding.

Programs Offered

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Health Information Technology AAS Degree          
Hospital-Based Coding Certificate          
Physician Office-Based
Billing and Coding Certificate
         

Massage Therapist

Learn the practice of using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. Massage therapy is performed for a variety of reasons, including pain treatment, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health.

Programs Offered

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Massage Therapist            

Medical Assisting

Medical assisting is a versatile health care profession that prepares an individual to perform various clinical and administrative functions in a health care facility. These functions, performed under the direction of a licensed physician and/or licensed physicians assistant, are completed while examining and treating patients.

Medical assistants are responsible for performing a variety of the tasks that enable a health care facility to properly treat its patients. These tasks include, but are not limited to: preparing treatment rooms for patients’ examinations; scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records; interviewing patients, measuring vital signs, weight and height, and then recording the information; administering injections, performing venipuncture, electrocardiograph (EKG), and other equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests; and completing insurance forms.

Programs Offered

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Medical Assisting Certificate          

Medical Radiologic Technology

The program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform radiographic examinations, provide patient care and assist the radiologist during diagnostic procedures. Radiologic technologists are employed in medical centers, community hospitals, extended care facilities, physicians’ offices, specialist clinics, and other health care institutions.

Programs Offered

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Medical Radiologic Technology AAS Degree          
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Advanced Technical Certificate            
Computed Tomography Advanced Technical Certificate            

Nursing

The nursing program offers a hands-on education for students to achieve their nursing dreams through the completion of a vocational nursing certificate, or through the completion of an associate of applied science degree in nursing. Leading laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment ensure that nursing students graduate with real world experience.

Programs Offered

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Nursing AAS Degree
(Block Curriculum)
           
Nursing AAS Degree
(Integrated Curriculum)
   
Transition To Professional Nursing For Articulating Students AAS Degree (Integrated Curriculum)    
Nursing Assistant Certificate    
Vocational Nursing ADN To VN Certificate          
Vocational Nursing Certificate    
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Nurse Aide (CNA)    
Patient Care Technician          

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy is a dynamic allied health profession that provides specialized assistance to help people learn or regain skills needed to live productive and satisfying lives. Through their training, students will be able to show their patients with physical, emotional, social or developmental disabilities how to lead independent and successful lives.

Programs Offered

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Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS Degree          

Personal Trainer

Personal trainers conduct fitness assessments, develop individualized exercise programs, provide instruction on a variety of fitness activities and help clients reach their fitness goals. Trainers primarily work in health clubs, but also provide services in hospitals, spas and clients' homes.

Programs Offered

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Personal Trainer        

Pharmacy Technology

Graduates from the program are prepared for a career in retail or hospital pharmacies as a pharmacy technician, lead pharmacy technician or, in some cases, store manager.

Programs Offered

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Pharmacy Technology
AAS Degree
         
Pharmacy Technology Certificate          

Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a live person or animal for tests, transfusions, donations, or research.

Programs Offered

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Phlebotomist      

Physical Therapist Assistant

Find a rewarding career that helps others restore function after injuries or relieve pain from medical conditions with the two-year fully accredited physical therapist assistant program.

Programs Offered

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Physical Therapist
Assistant AAS Degree
           

Polysomnography

Polysomnography is used to diagnose, or rule out, many types of sleep disorders including narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), REM behavior disorder, parasomnias, and sleep apnea.

*New Program Effective Summer 2014. Awaiting THECB Approval.

Programs Offered

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Polysomnography
AAS Degree
           
Polysomnographic Technologist Certificate            
Advanced Polysomnographic Technologist Certificate            

Respiratory Care

The respiratory care program prepares graduates to be competent in delivery of therapeutic procedures in acute care settings, in performing diagnostic procedures, and in performing rehabilitation therapeutic procedures. The program also prepares graduates to assist physicians in the diagnosis of cardiopulmonary disorders, to provide emergency cardiopulmonary care in the emergency room, and to implement therapist driven protocols in the practice of respiratory care.

The respiratory care program prepares graduates for the credentialing examinations from the NBRC (National Board for Respiratory Care). The program is fully accredited by CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Programs Offered

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Respiratory Care
Therapist AAS Degree
           

Surgical Technologist

Surgical technologists assist in the operating room under the direct supervision of surgeons and registered nurses. LSC-Tomball is the only college in the area to offer the Surgical Technology program.

Programs Offered

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Surgical Technologist Certificate            
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