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Allied Health

Certificate Program - 16 Credits

Create a solid foundation to help you reach your professional goals with a healthcare career with a certificate in Allied Health through Southeast Technical College.

The Allied Health certificate serves as a springboard to a number of academic programs and careers in the healthcare industry. By broadening your background in general studies and emphasizing in life science and health, students learn the skills and knowledge that can easily be applied to virtually any healthcare program.

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Explore Your Options

Students in the Allied Health certificate program at STC will have the opportunity to explore the career opportunities and program options that Southeast Tech has to offer, without having to commit to a specific program from the get-go. The Allied Health certificate easily stacks into a number of other healthcare programs, including:

  • Cardiac Sonography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Paramedic Science
  • Surgical Technology
  • Vascular Sonography

Take Core Healthcare Classes

While working towards a certificate in Allied Health, students will complete three General Education courses and three Allied Health core classes that will help them develop a stronger understanding of the different career fields in healthcare. Students will also develop skills in:

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Learn to apply creative and critical thinking skills to identify, explore and develop alternative solutions for a range of healthcare delivery system issues and challenges.

Communication: Students will learn to demonstrate effective and culturally sensitive written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with individuals, groups and peers.

Professionalism: Allied Health students will need to identify and apply exemplary ethical and professional behaviors in their chosen career.

Explore Classes

Allied Health (Fall), Certificate

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Application Process

  • Complete the Southeast Tech application.
  • Select "Non-Degree Seeking" when asked "What kind of student are you?"
  • Once the application is submitted, an Admissions Representative will be in contact.
  • Pay $75 registration fee.
  • Then, STC will complete the registration request and send you an official schedule.

Cost

Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees. Federal Financial Aid is not available for this certificate.

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SNAP Employment and Training Eligible

This program is eligible for tuition assistance through the South Dakota Department of Social Service's SNAP Employment and Training funding.

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UpSkill Eligible Certificate

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Funding for this program may be available through the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation's UpSkill program.

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Additional Program Requirements

Background Check and Drug Screen

Completion of a background check and drug screen are required before program classes start.

Background Check   Drug Screen

Immunizations

This program requires additional immunizations. Please refer to the Healthcare Programs Handbook for additional details.

Uniforms

Uniforms are required for this program and are available through Sparkle Uniforms.

Technology Requirements

Southeast Technical College's Allied Health certificate is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech Support Center.

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