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.
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.
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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
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.View Full Program Details
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. Potential students 1) Must possess a high school equivalency certificate or a high school diploma, 2) Must be 18 years or older, 3) Must 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 and immunizations will be required prior to starting the directed practice. Upon completion of the program students may take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses to complete the program. A grade of "B" or better is required in the pharmacy technician core courses to be eligible to participate in the directed practice.View Full Program Details
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.
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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
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.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).View Full Program Details
It is VERY important for you to speak with an ACADEMIC ADVISOR, 937-512-3700, building 11, room 11346 , to make sure you are scheduling the correct classes for your program of choice.