Health Professions

Nursing Students working in the Simulation Lab

Start a rewarding career in Healthcare

A career in health is both rewarding and important to our communities. Programs in this area provide you with the skills to plan, manage, and provide therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health information, and support services.

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Allied Health Programs

  • Massage Therapy

    Business & Industry Credential

    The massage therapy profession is growing rapidly in response to the public’s increasing interest in promoting personal well-being and healthy living.

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  • Medical Assistant Program

    Business & Industry Credential

    Medical Assistants work in doctors’ offices, hospitals and medical clinics assisting physicians by performing administrative duties and handling basic clinical tasks.

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  • Ophthalmic Assistant Program

    Business & Industry Credential

    An Ophthalmic Assistant assists ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. The assistant may administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.

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  • Phlebotomy Technician Program

    Business & Industry Credential

    Phlebotomy technician are responsible for drawing blood for a variety of reasons, including lab testing and blood donation.

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  • Veterinary Assistant Program

    Business & Industry Credential

    A Veterinary Assistant feeds, waters, and examines pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. The assistant may clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. The assistant may provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

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Emergency Medical Services

  • Emergency Medical Services

    Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
    Certificate
    Business and Industry Credential

    EMS includes multiple levels and career options, including Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT, and Paramedic.  This progressive program provides the knowledge and skills needed as a first responder.

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Nursing

  • Licensed Vocational Nursing

    Certificate
    Business and Industry Credential

    Licensed Vocational nurses provide basic bedside care to the patients, as directed by the physicians or registered nurses. LVNs are found in all kinds of medical settings, such as hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, nursing homes and even in a patient’s home.

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  • Registered Nursing (LVN to RN Track)

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
    Business and Industry Credential

    Registered nurses monitor, record and report symptoms or changes in patient’s conditions, administer medication and treatment to patients and observing reactions or side effects. They also perform diagnostic tests, supervise licensed or certified nurses, and prepare patients for examination and treatment.

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  • Registered Nursing (RN)

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
    Business and Industry Credential

    Registered nurses monitor, record and report symptoms or changes in patient’s conditions, administer medication and treatment to patients and observing reactions or side effects. They also perform diagnostic tests, supervise licensed or certified nurses, and prepare patients for examination and treatment.

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University Transfer Plans

  • Health

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    Health science includes a large group of disciplines in which knowledge is taken from pure science and other related fields and applied to practical and clinical practices to maintain and improve the health of living beings.

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  • Kinesiology

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    Kinesiologists study the science of human movement in home, work, sport and recreational environments. With an education in kinesiology, individuals can work as a coach, athletic trainer, fitness instructor or physical therapist, among other options.

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  • Nursing (BSN)

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree
    Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

    Registered nurses monitor, record and report symptoms or changes in patient’s conditions, administer medication and treatment to patients and observing reactions or side effects.  They also perform diagnostic tests, supervise licensed or certified nurses, and prepare patients for examination and treatment.

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Types of Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

The A.A. degree is the equivalent to the first two years at a university. Although at about half the cost, it’s a much more affordable way to start out. You’ll also be able to complete all your core curriculum requirements which transfer to any state university in Texas. Once you’re finished at BC, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university.

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

An A.S. degree is designed for students who are wanting to pursue a math or science oriented bachelor degree. Looking for a reason to choose BC? Not only do we offer the same quality education as a university, but you’ll also earn your degree at a price you can afford.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

An Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree plan designed for students wanting to jump into a high-skill, high-wage job immediately after graduation. Whether you’re looking to be an EMT responding to accident scenes or working in petrochemical facilities ensuring the plant is running efficiently and safe, we’re committed to preparing you for your future. In fact, our partnership programs between the college, surrounding communities and local industry ensure we're providing the best training using state-of-the-art equipment.

Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

The bachelor’s degree is an upper-level degree that offers students an opportunity to continue their education beyond the associate’s level. A Bachelor of Applied Technology degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. Bachelor’s degrees require about four years of study (including time spent earning the associate degree).

Certificate

Certificates are specialized credit programs that train students in a specific field. For students who meet degree-seeking requirements, college credits earned through the certificate programs can be applied toward a related Associate of Science degree.

Business and Industry Credential

Business and Industry Credentials are non-credit programs that provide industry training which result in a workforce certificate. They are designed for quick entry into the workforce.