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Health Science Transfer Program

The Health Science Transfer certificate provides the general education competencies students need as a basis on which to build technical knowledge and skills in a variety of health care careers.

By working closely with an advisor, students can select options in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy Assistant or Dental Hygiene. Successful completion of the core certificate and the selected advising option will qualify students to be considered for a one-plus-one program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree at Greenville Technical College.

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Career Information

Occupational Therapy Assistants aid occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. They may, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

Physical Therapy Assistants help physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. They may, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist.

Dental Hygienists clean teeth and examine oral areas, head and neck for signs of oral disease. They may educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays or apply fluoride or sealants.

Medical Laboratory Technicians perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. They may work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

Entry-level Positions

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Hospitals

  • Rehabilitation centers

  • Schools

  • Home health care

  • Mental health facilities

  • Long-term care

  • Private practice

  • Industrial medicine

Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing Homes

  • Rehabilitation Centers

  • Outpatient Offices

  • Sports Medicine Clinics

  • Schools

  • Home Health Agencies

Dental Hygiene

  • Dental Aides

  • Dental Assistants

  • Dental Hygienists

Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Hospitals

  • Physician's Offices

  • Medical Research Facilities

  • Industrial Laboratories

  • Government Agencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about careers, visit Career Onestop for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Piedmont Technical College's Career Tracks page for more in-depth information about this program. For national career information, visit Virtual Career Network.