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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College offers a variety of educational opportunities in health care, including degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Most health care programs lead to the opportunity to pursue certification or licensure upon graduation, and a great career in your chosen profession.
Degree programs include:
The above programs are offered on the Valdosta Campus and can usually be completed in six to eight semesters by a full time student.
The Health Information Technology program is offered in a face-to-face format with a majority of classes being offered in an online format. Dental Hygiene is a cooperative program offered by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and Valdosta State University. Students earn an Associate of Applied Science degree from Valdosta State.
The Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing programs are offered on the Ben Hill-Irwin, Coffee, and Valdosta campuses. The Dental Assisting, Paramedicine, Pharmacy Technology and Surgical Technology programs are offered on the Valdosta campus. A full time student should be able to complete these programs in three to four semesters.
There are several technical certificates of credit available in healthcare at WGTC. These are short courses that vary in length from one to three semesters, and provide an opportunity to obtain job skills in a short period of time. These include the Health Care Assistant TCC that allows students to obtain diploma level general education and fundamentals of health care, and the Health Care Science TCC that offers degree level courses in communications, mathematics, and human relations, as well as technical fundamentals. Program graduates are trained in the underlying fundamentals of health care delivery and are well prepared for employment and subsequent upward mobility. Technical certificates may be completed by a full time student in one to two semesters.
Dean of Allied Health Programs
Assistant Dean for Allied Health
(229) 293-6261 ext 3086
Director of Clinical Affiliations
(229) 333-2100 ext 3067
Berrien Hall, Rm 213
Irwin Hall, Rm 8102A
Any student entering an Allied Health program has increased occupational risks, such as heavy lifting injuries, radiation and chemical exposure, exposure to blood and airborne pathogens, and exposure to nitrous oxide. All Allied Health programs adhere to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, and students receive training to decrease these risks.