Healthcare & Nursing

Disciplines related to delivering protection and healthcare to communities through the application of science, engineering, mathematics, and technology.

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program serves our community by preparing entry-level nursing graduates to meet the evolving healthcare needs of a diverse population, and by integrating the essential values of caring, integrity, excellence, empathy, holism and ethical and patient-centered care. The ASN program is committed to transforming individuals into dedicated, professional, critical thinkers whose basis of care is founded upon current scientific evidence. Upon successful completion of the ASN program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN); this is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing utilizes to determine if a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice as a Registered Nurse.

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The Dental Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for a career as a dental assistant. The program offers a diploma in dental assisting and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

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The dental hygienist is a vital member of the dental care team who offers a variety of services. Hygienists work with people to identify their oral care needs, provide services that help them keep their teeth healthy throughout life, and work closely with the dentist to ensure that treatment needs are met. Those who enter the field should be caring people who enjoy the opportunity to be with others, communicate their expertise to clients, and enjoy working with their hands. Dental hygienists are licensed to practice under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

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Careers in health information are one of the fastest growing segments in healthcare due to the creation of more health data by providers and patients—from electronic health records to mobile phone applications to personal devices like Fitbit and insulin monitors. The demand for proper collection, analysis and storage of health information is reflected in continued strong job prospects in the United States. A degree in Health Information Management Technology leads to over 70 possible job roles currently available in healthcare today.

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If you are interested in applying to the Practical Nursing Diploma program, you must first complete required prerequisites. Please see the Practical Nursing Page for specific requirements. The Health Care Assistant Certificate offers all the core courses needed to apply for this program - see Practical Nursing math requirements for appropriate class. Students applying for the Practical Nursing Program will initially be placed into the Health Care Assistant Certificate program.

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This programs prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics, and group practices, performing administrative and clinical procedures.

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The main role of a Nurse Aide is to provide intimate, hands on healthcare to patients and assist them in daily activities that they might have trouble with on their own. This can include bathing, feeding, or other activities in daily life. The ideal Nurse Aide is compassionate and enjoys helping others. The program offered by Lanier Technical College can be completed in 1 semester and will provide them the training necessary to successfully apply and complete the state competency evaluation for the state of Georgia.

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Lanier Technical College EMS Education sets the standard for pre-hospital care excellence. Our program(s) train students to be ready day one from the time they graduate and encourages a lifetime of growth and learning. Our dedication to the EMS profession and to the patients our graduates serve are reminders that we must always remember the past, stay in the present, and look forward in our great profession. Because of this attention to detail, graduates are skilled, knowledgeable and employable upon program completion and are sought out by many Fire and EMS agencies. Accompanied by an experienced faculty that loves to teach, high-fidelity SIM Lab, realistic simulation(s), and high National Registry pass rates, Lanier Technical College EMS Education will continue to be a leading EMS program now and in the future.

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**The Pharmacy Technology Diploma Program and Pharmacy Assistant Certificate Program are not accepting new students at this time. Please contact Tonya Brown at 770.533.6931 or tbrown2@laniertech.edu for more information.** The Pharmacy Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) is designed to provide students with short term training to prepare them for entry-level employment in a variety of settings such as hospitals, retail pharmacies, nursing homes, medical clinics, etc. Students will receive didactic instruction and laboratory training in anatomy and physiology, fundamental concepts and principles of receiving, storing and dispensing medication.

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The Phlebotomy Technician program trains students to draw and process blood specimens. Phlebotomy technicians typically work in concert with medical lab technicians in hospitals or other healthcare organizations. Topics covered include human anatomy, anatomical terminology, venipuncture, and clinical practice. The Phlebotomy Technician program takes approximately 2 semesters to complete.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant Program, located at the Forsyth Campus of Lanier Technical College. Students learn in the classroom and utilize the didactic knowledge in three separate clinical affiliations as part of the curriculum. Program graduates receive a Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree, and are eligible to sit for the licensure exam to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.

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The one-year diploma-level nursing program is designed to prepare students to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure as Practical Nurses. This is done through a sequence of academic and occupational courses that provide the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a competent nurse. A variety of clinical experiences are planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Entrance into the PN program is a selective admission process. Please refer to the PN home page regarding admission requirements.

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The Radiologic Technology Program is a sequence of courses which prepares students for positions in Medical Imaging Departments. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Graduates from the program receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become registered radiologic technologist. The exam is administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist.

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Surgical Technology is an exciting career in the healthcare industry working in the operating room alongside surgeons, assisting them during surgical procedures. Surgical Technologists are involved in all aspects of surgical patient care from preparing the operating room, surgical instruments and supplies to anticipating the surgeon’s needs during the surgical procedure. Surgical Technologists are employed in hospital operating rooms and ambulatory specialty surgery centers.

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