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Allied Health Instruction

Want to Advance in Health Care? Start with Allied Health at Sinclair. The Allied Health department at Sinclair College provides you with a variety of certificate programs in the health care field. These certificate programs are intended for individuals who are already working in health care and/or are current students looking to supplement their academic programs with addition skills and certifications.

In addition, our department works closely with the medical facilities and practitioners in the Dayton and Miami Valley area. This relationship helps us to prepare you for the needs of the local health care industry.

Why major in Allied Health?

Allied health offers certificate programs to train you to become a clinical phlebotomist, electrocardiograph (EKG) technician, or pharmacy technician.

Individuals who seek further certification and education are often more prepared to advance within their current profession. The decision to garner new skills and clinical experience assists graduates in making their skills more marketable to the health care industry, which is always evolving and in search of experienced job candidates.

This area of study might be for you if:
  • You currently work in one of our offered specializations in the health care field and would like to earn your pharmacy technician certification.
  • You are enrolled in another life and health science program and would like to supplement your education with addition skills.
  • You are looking to gain experience in one of our certificate fields of study, including clinical hours.

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Associate of Applied Science
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The associate degree program in Clinical Laboratory Technology prepares students to enter the workforce as Clinical Laboratory Technicians. In this profession, graduates are responsible for performing routine clinical laboratory tests as the primary analysis, making specimen oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values. As part of the program, the students will complete a non-paid, supervised health-related practicum in a hospital lab setting. This degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. View Full Program Details
Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Go to Program Details Display Program Description
The associate degree program in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology prepares competent entry-level Neurodiagnostic Technologists, specializing in Electroencelphagrams (EEG) with additional expertise in the following additional areas: Evoked Potentials (EP); Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM); Nerve Conduction Students (NCS) and Polysomnography (PSG), in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Electroneurodiagnostic is the allied health care profession that records, monitors, and analyzes nervous system functions to promote the effective treatment of pathologic conditions. Technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments. Technologists prepare data and documentation for interpretation by a physician. As part of the program, the students will complete a non-paid, supervised health-related practicum in a medical setting. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. View Full Program Details
The Associate of Applied Science in Exercise Science is offered as a continuation of the Exercise Specialist certificate. This two-year degree gives students the opportunity to study in-depth principles and methods of fitness training and health promotion. Students have the opportunity to enter professional practice or transfer for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students are required to demonstrate competency by earning a C grade or better in all ENS courses for their degree. Students will need to be in good standing before department approval is given for Practicum. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu. View Full Program Details
The associate of applied science degree in Health Sciences provides students with a general degree in the health science field. Students with technical certificates or college credits in allied health courses can apply their credits toward the AAS. Graduates will be able to enter a health-related field, or continue their education toward a Bachelor's of Science degree at a four-year university. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. View Full Program Details
Medical Assistant Technology Go to Program Details Display Program Description
Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care. The Medical Assistant Technology degree is designed to be completed in four (4) semesters on a full-time basis. The degree consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all degree courses. The student will be required to complete 210 hours of unpaid supervised practicum during their third semester of the program. Note: A Healthcare Professional CPR, Health Certificate, Immunizations, Student Health Insurance, and background check must be completed prior to enrolling in the practicum component of the curriculum. The graduate is eligible to sit for a national exam to become a credentialed medical assistant. View Full Program Details
The associate of applied science degree in Public Health provides students with the introductory foundations for a future career in public health. Graduates of the program will be equipped with the population health skills to address the world's most pressing health issues. The program is also designed to promote transferability to the bachelor's degree completion programs in the health field. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. View Full Program Details
Associate of Science
Health Sciences Pre-Professional Studies Go to Program Details Display Program Description
The Sinclair Health Sciences Pre-Professional Studies degree provides a flexible pathway for students interested in the following professions who wish to pursue transfer to a university program through an academic pathway* to the following Health Science Professions: Doctor of Dental Sciences, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Physician's Assistant, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. This degree does include some patient-interaction through work-based learning or clinical practicums. *Students will be advised that different professional schools have different pre-requisites and they must consult their intended school of study to determine their best curricular pathway to complete their prerequisites. Further courses may be needed in order to meet the pre-requisites required by different programs. Communication with an Academic Adviser is strongly recommended. This list is not inclusive. Further professional program prerequisites may be identified as students indicate interest. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate. View Full Program Details
One-year Technical Certificate
The Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level healthcare data analytic positions. Healthcare Data Analysts usually work at healthcare agencies or hospitals gathering and compiling data needed by the company. The data is then used to understand the current trends in the healthcare system and to make well-informed decisions. View Full Program Details

This certificate provides the knowledge and skills needed to be a Lifestyle Wellness Coach. Understanding the theoretical models is important to create a foundation of knowledge about health behavior and behavioral change. However, it is critical for the health professional to be aware of and to continuously evaluate the numerous psychological, social and holistic factors that influence health. The most important skill that lifestyle wellness coaches can have in terms of application of any theoretical concept is communication. Effective listening and motivational communication processes will allow coaches to gather necessary information. Effective, successful coaching requires the development of rapport and trust with clients or patients. It must be viewed as a collaborative journey of individualized goals in which each interaction and intervention brings the client or patient closer to increased self-efficacy, program enjoyment and long-term adherence. Lifestyle Wellness Coaches help clients/patients to learn and implement personally meaningful, ongoing behavior modification strategies and continual relapse-prevention techniques.

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Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care. This certificate is designed to be completed in three (3) semesters on a full-time basis. The certificate consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all certificate courses. The student will be required to complete 210 hours of unpaid supervised practicum during their third semester of the certificate. Note: Healthcare Professional CPR, health certificate, immunizations, student health insurance, and background check must be completed prior to enrolling in the practicum component of the curriculum. The graduate is eligible to sit for a national exam to become a credentialed medical assistant. View Full Program Details
This program prepares individuals to perform the technical and specialized skills of a pharmacy technician within retail, mail-order, hospital, nursing homes and home health care settings. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of basic pharmacology, maintenance of patient records, drug-product preparation and distribution and record-keeping. Students, in order to register for ALH1123 and ALH1183, must: possess a high school equivalency certificate or a high school diploma, be 18 years or older, demonstrate English language proficiency (including reading, writing, and speaking). A portion of this program will involve 80 hours of simulated lab and 210 hours of directed practice within a pharmacy. A state and federal background check, immunizations, and Healthcare Professional CPR will be required prior to starting the directed practice. Upon completion of the program students are eligible to sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination. A grade of C or better is required in all courses to complete the program. View Full Program Details
A Polysomnographic Technologist performs overnight, daytime, or home sleep studies, polysomnograms, on people with suspected sleep disorders. They work under the general supervision of a physician or designee. The polysomnographic technologist responsibilities include, but not limited to recording and analyzing related data and report their technical findings to the physician to aid in rendering a medical decision. The foundation principles of the Polysomnography certificate are geared toward the specialties of sleep, medicine, respiratory, neurology and behavioral sciences. The program includes a non-paid, supervised practicum to provide students the "hands-on" clinical experience at an SCC affiliated healthcare facility. Requires Professional Healthcare CPR; background check; immunizations prior to END 1891 - Polysomnography Practicum. View Full Program Details
Short-term Technical Certificate
Provides basic skills and knowledge for activity programming professionals who work in services for the aging population including long-term care facilities. Certificate meets the Ohio Board of Health requirement for education as activity program professional. A Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) certificate of completion is awarded to the short-term certificate completers, as well as an Activity Assistant Certificate of completion. A grade of C or better in required in all courses. View Full Program Details
The Clinical Lab Assistant certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the clinical laboratory setting performing specimen collection, quality assurance and other techniques fundamental to specimen processing. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical terminology, lab rules and regulations, and universal precautions for a clinical laboratory. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. View Full Program Details
This certificate is intended to provide entry-level competency to students seeking employment in the area of phlebotomy in health care settings. This certificate is also intended to provide expanded competencies and proficiencies to practicing health care professionals and students enrolled in health science programs. The students will be required to complete 105 hours of unpaid practicum during ALH 1114 Clinical Phlebotomy Practice. Students who complete this course will receive a certificate of completion. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. View Full Program Details
The Community Health Worker program curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment as community health workers, patient navigators, and health insurance navigators. The aim of this certificate is to provide individuals with the expertise and experience in assisting individuals and communities to navigate the U.S. community health, health care and health insurance systems. The certificate offers a combination of classroom, lab and practical training that will help the student succeed in their future career. A portion of this program will involve 210 hours of non-paid practice at various facilities. A State and Federal Background check will be required prior to starting the clinical practice. The program is Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) approved and those who complete the program may become registered through OBN. View Full Program Details

This program is intended to provide expanded skills among health care professionals as well as current Health Sciences students to increase marketability for employment. Electrocardiography (ECG) Technicians operate equipment that records and measures heart activity. These measurements are used to assist cardiologists and other physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel) problems. Students who complete this program will receive a Short-Term Technical Certificate in Electrocardiography. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

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The Exercise Specialist certificate is designed to provide necessary knowledge and skills for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Students acquire knowledge and skills in exercise science with the goal of being able to administer basic fitness assessments and health risk appraisals. Additionally, students acquire current information on exercise, nutrition and wellness and prepare to sit for and successfully pass a national certification exam. Students must pass all ENS courses with a grade of C or better. View Full Program Details
The Home Health Aide certificate prepares students to perform the basic skills necessary to provide personal care services and activities to elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in the home of patients or in a residential care facility. Students will be able to demonstrate basic nursing care and the skills required to promote health and healing for patient, as well as implement nursing care that decreases risks and follows safety procedures. Upon completion of ALH 1120, Nurse Aide Training, students are eligible to sit for the State Test for Nurse Aide Training to become a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA). View Full Program Details
Medical Scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a physician. They serve as part of the health care team, whose primary goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the physician. A Medical Scribe's position is highly dependent on the physician, physician group, and setting/hospital in which the scribe is employed. In addition, this certificate will prepare the student to become a *Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA). View Full Program Details

Provides education to individuals in the basic skills necessary to provide personal care services and activities under the delegation and supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to residents in a long-term care facility.

Chapter 3701-19 of the OAC for the State of Ohio establishes the requirements for Ohio’s Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation program. These requirements mandate all NAs working on a regular basis in Ohio’s LTCFs must complete an Ohio Department of Health-approved 75-hour TCEP and pass a competency evaluation test conducted by the director.

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Patient Access & Scheduling Coordinator Go to Program Details Display Program Description
The Patient Access & Scheduling Coordinator certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical facility environment performing scheduling, monitoring patient appointments, out-patient procedures, medical and office equipment maintenance, storing supplies and pharmaceuticals. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical language and documentation. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all certificate courses. View Full Program Details

The Patient Care Technician certificate prepares students to perform the basic skills necessary to provide personal care services and activities under the delegation and supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to patients within an acute care facility. Students will be able to demonstrate basic nursing care and the skills required to promote health and healing for patient, as well as implement nursing care that decreases risks and follows safety procedures. Upon completion of ALH 1120 – Nurse Aide Training, students are eligible to sit for the State Test for Nurse Aide Training to become a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA).

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The Reimbursement Analyst short term certificate prepares students to work in a billing office for medical providers. The certificate will focus on preparing students to take the national certification examination to earn the credential Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) offered by the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA). Students will be expected to complete a practicum experience to obtain this certificate, gaining work and hands-on medical billing skills. View Full Program Details

Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.
It is very important that you meet with an Academic Advisor by calling 937-512-3700, or visiting Building 10, Room 301, to make sure you are scheduling the correct classes for your program choices. They can also direct you to financial services for any information you require about finances.

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