Health Science Career Training

Careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases.

Full-time Career Majors

Career Major Titlesort descending Who can enroll Tuition Days Clock Hours Site
1+1 Practical Nurse Adult $3,360 M-F 1344 HCC
Advanced Unlicensed Assistant High School $0 M-F 765 HCC
Dental Assistant Adult $2,875 M-F 1150 MSA
Health Science Technology High School $0 M-F 525 HCC
Medical Assistant Adult $2,788 M-F 1115 MSA
Nurse Aide High School $0 M-F 525 HCC
Pharmacy Clerk High School $0 M-F 525 HCC
PN Select High School $0 M-F HCC
Practical Nurse Adult $3,360 M-F 1344 HCC
Radiologic Technologist Adult $6,520 M-F 2608 HCC
Surgical Technologist Adult $3,075 M-F 1230 HCC

Short-term Courses

Alzheimer's Advanced Dementia Certification-CARES

This advanced training is for anyone that wants a better understanding of dementia. This EssentiALZ certification is ideal for family members, medical staff, governmental and social service workers, policemen, firemen and other first responders. This class operates as self-paced on-line and must be finished within three weeks. For specific start dates call (405) 595-4678.

Requirements: 16 years of age or older.
Pre-requisite(s): Alzheimer's Dementia Certification-CARES: Basic
Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 40
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
Online 2/13 to 5/01 6:00pm to 8:00pm 6.0 HCC 26025

Alzheimer's Basic Dementia Certification-CARES

Do you provide care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's? EssentiALZ certification is ideal for family members, as well as staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice, home health organizations, adult day programs, governmental and social service agencies, police and fire stations and other organizations with first responders. This is the prerequisite for all EsentiALZ Plus certification exams. This class operates as self-paced online and must be finished within three weeks. For specific start dates call (405) 595-4678.

Requirements: 16 years of age or older.
Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 25
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
Online 2/13 to 5/01 6:00pm to 8:00pm 4.0 HCC 26024

Alzheimer's Savvy Caregiver Series

This educational program, by the Alzheimer's Association, teaches care giving for family members dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Learn how to interact with loved ones with dementia. Review skills to reduce stress while also taking care of yourself. Develop strategies to manage activities of daily living. A light meal is provided. Admission is free, but space in limited. RSVP (405) 595-4794.

Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 0
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
TTh 2/13 to 3/01 5:30pm to 7:30pm 12.0 EDC 26020
TTh 5/01 to 5/17 5:30pm to 7:30pm 12.0 EDC 26021

Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Coding/Billing

This online course is necessary for employees performing medical coding, health information or medical records. Study the anatomy of the human body in-depth to understand the body systems and functions. Examples include systems, planes, cavities and regions. Learn anatomical terms essential for understanding medical records. THERE WILL BE FIVE EVENING LABS HELD IN THE CLASSROOM. Dates and times of evening labs are discussed in orientation. This course is a prerequisite for Coding ICD-10.

Requirements: Attend orientation the first night in the Health Careers Center building at 6 pm. Must also attend evening labs at the designated dates and times discussed in orientation.
Book: $ 60
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 300
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
Online 10/03 to 1/04 6:00pm to 9:00pm 66.0 HCC 24939
Online 2/13 to 5/01 6:00pm to 8:00pm 66.0 HCC 25925

Anatomy and Physiology for Providers

Study the anatomy of the human body in-depth to understand the body systems and functions. This class is a prerequisite option for Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology and Medical Assisting programs. All testing is held in the Health Careers Center library at Metro Tech. Call (405) 595-4678 for dates and times. REQUIREMENT: Attend orientation the first day.

Requirements: This class is a prerequisite option for Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology and Medical Assisting programs. Must attend orientation the first day. ALL TESTING WILL BE HELD IN THE HCC LIBRARY AT METRO TECHNOLOGY CENTERS.
Book: $ 138
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 335
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
Online 9/14 to 12/14 6:00pm to 8:00pm 120.0 HCC 24945
Online 1/08 to 4/19 6:00pm to 9:00pm 120.0 HCC 25924
Online 2/13 to 5/24 6:00pm to 9:00pm 120.0 HCC 26036
Online 4/17 to 7/19 6:00pm to 9:00pm 120.0 HCC 26037

AUA (Advanced Unlicensed Assistant)

Learn advanced patient care including sterile asepsis, nasogastric tube feeding, blood glucose monitoring, catheterization and more. This course includes a clinical component. Clinical days are a full 8 hours from 7 am to 3 pm. Book and testing fees are not included in tuition.

Requirements: Attend orientation. Bring required documents listed under AUA orientation.All permanent residents must submit evidence of their permanent resident card.
Pre-requisite(s): CNA or equivalent is highly recommended but not required.
Book: $ 85
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 1 170
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MTWTh 10/09 to 12/14 8:00am to 2:30pm 206.0 HCC 24941
MTWTh 2/19 to 4/23 8:00am to 2:30pm 206.0 HCC 25926
MTWTh 6/04 to 8/01 8:00am to 2:30pm 206.0 HCC 26128

AUA (Advanced Unlicensed Assistant) Orientation

Learn all the requirements needed to enroll in the Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA) course.

Requirements: Bring to orientation: government ID, proof of Social Security number, negative TB skin test, OSBI with name, sexual and violent offender and proof of immunization. You may enroll in the AUA course once all required documents are submitted.
Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 0
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
M 2/12 4:00pm to 5:30pm 1.5 HCC 25927
TT 5/29 4:00pm to 5:30pm 1.5 HCC 26130

AUA Examination Preparation

Has it been a while since you completed the AUA course? Maybe you would like some help preparing for the state examination? The examination itself tests for strength in all areas. Practice how to safely and accurately perform personal care skills, measure and record vital signs, sterile and non-sterile specimen collection, transfers, infection control and emergency procedures, CPR , and more. Seats are limited. Call (405) 595-4678 for specific start dates.

Requirements: 18 years of age or older.
Pre-requisite(s): AUA (Advanced Unlicensed Assistant).
Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 15
Tuition: $ 180
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MTWThF 1/22 to 1/26 8:00am to 2:30pm 30.0 HCC 26105
MW 2/12 to 3/07 5:00pm to 9:00pm 30.0 HCC 26126
MTWThF 4/30 to 5/04 8:00am to 2:30pm 30.0 HCC 26127

CMA (Certified Medication Aide)

The state of Oklahoma requires persons administering medications in nursing facilities to be certified. Learn to administer medications and how medications affect systems of the body. Become eligible to take the CMA exam. Book and testing fees are NOT included in tuition.

Requirements: Attend orientation. Bring required documents listed under orientation.
Book: $ 30
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 385
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MTWTh 11/27 to 12/12 8:00am to 2:30pm 60.0 HCC 24844
MTTh 1/22 to 2/22 5:00pm to 9:00pm 60.0 HCC 25937
MTWTh 3/05 to 3/20 8:00am to 2:30pm 60.0 HCC 26010
MTTh 4/02 to 5/03 5:00pm to 9:00pm 60.0 HCC 26009
MTWTh 5/21 to 6/06 8:00am to 2:30pm 60.0 HCC 26011

CMA (Certified Medication Aide) Orientation

Every student must attend the CMA Orientation before attending the CMA (Certified Medication Aide) course.

Requirements: 18 years of age. Read, write and speak English. Bring government photo ID, proof of social security number and current CNA card. All permanent residents must submit evidence of their permanent resident card. Must possess physical and mental capabilities to safely perform duties.
Pre-requisite(s): High school diploma or equivalent. A valid Oklahoma CNA certification with 6 months work experience. Listed on the Nurse Aide registry.
Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 0
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
T 1/16 3:00pm to 4:00pm 1.0 HCC 26007
M 2/26 10:00am to 11:00am 1.0 HCC 25938
M 3/26 3:00pm to 4:00pm 1.0 HCC 26008
M 5/14 10:00am to 11:00am 1.0 HCC 26006

CMA Update

CMA's must update their CMA card annually. This course fulfills requirements of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Lunch is no longer provided. Doors open at 7:30 am. Nobody will be admitted after 8 am.

Requirements: Bring a valid government issued ID. All permanent residents must submit evidence of their permanent resident card.
Pre-requisite(s): Current CNA and CMA in Oklahoma.
Book: $ 5
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 45
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
Th 12/14 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 24834
Th 1/11 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25939
Th 1/18 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25966
Th 2/01 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25967
Th 2/08 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25968
Th 2/22 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25970
Th 3/01 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25971
Th 3/08 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25972
Th 3/15 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25973
Th 3/29 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25975
Th 4/05 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25976
Th 4/12 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25977
Th 4/26 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25979
Th 5/03 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25980
Th 5/10 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25981
Th 5/24 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25983
Th 5/31 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25984
Th 6/07 7:45am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25974

CMA-Advanced: Nasogastric/Gastrostomy/Respiratory

Receive a combination of advanced training in the administration of medications and nutrition via nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes, along with administration of oral inhalers and nebulizers. Studies consist of class time and skills lab. All skill demonstrations require 100% proficiency.

Requirements: Bring valid government photo ID, proof of social security number, and current CNA and CMA cards. All permanent residents must submit evidence of their permanent resident card.
Pre-requisite(s): Current CNA and CMA in Oklahoma. Listed on the state Nurse Aide Registry with no abuse notations.
Book: $ 10
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 125
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
TW 1/09 to 1/10 8:00am to 4:30pm 16.0 HCC 25944
MT 3/12 to 3/13 8:00am to 4:30pm 16.0 HCC 25998
MT 5/21 to 5/22 8:00am to 4:30pm 16.0 HCC 25999

CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) Orientation

CNA Orientation is required for ALL students, regardless if they are self-pay or sponsored by another organization. Learn more about tuition reimbursement at orientation.

Requirements: Government issued photo ID, proof of Social Security number, OSBI background check with name base, sexual and violent offender within the last three months, negative TB skin test (last six months), flu shot (in season) and physical exam. All permanent residents must submit evidence of their permanent resident card.
Pre-requisite(s): Current CPR/BLS card.
Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 0
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
T 1/16 10:00am to 11:00am 1.0 HCC 25941
T 1/16 2:00pm to 3:00pm 1.0 HCC 26001
M 3/26 2:00pm to 3:00pm 1.0 HCC 26002
M 4/09 10:00am to 11:00am 1.0 HCC 26000

CNA (Certified Nurse Aide)-LTC (Long Term Care)

Enter the health care field as a Nurse Aide in nursing care centers. Prepare for the LTC Nurse Aide state certification exam. Course consists of lecture, lab and clinical hours. Book and testing fees are NOT included in tuition. A minimum attendance of 108 hours is required in order to complete the class. Early enrollment is encouraged as classes fill quickly.

Requirements: Attend orientation. Bring required documents listed under orientation.
Pre-requisite(s): CPR/BLS.
Book: $ 20
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 505
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MTWTh 1/22 to 2/20 8:00am to 2:30pm 108.0 HCC 25940
MTWTh 1/22 to 3/07 5:00pm to 9:00pm 108.0 HCC 26004
MTWTh 4/02 to 5/16 5:00pm to 9:00pm 108.0 HCC 26005
MTWTh 4/16 to 5/15 8:00am to 2:30pm 108.0 HCC 26003

Coding CPT

Learn the coding rules for CPT and level-II HCPCS coding systems and then apply the rules to code patient services. A variety of payment systems is also discussed. Primary emphasis is on outpatient services.

Pre-requisite(s): Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology.
Book: $ 110
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 373
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MTh 1/22 to 4/09 6:00pm to 9:00pm 66.0 HCC 26038

Coding ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS: Intro to New Coding System

Review ICD-10-CM guidelines to include hands-on coding practices from each section of the code sets. ICD-10-PCS covers root operations and documentation required for code assignments.

Pre-requisite(s): Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology.
Book: $ 316
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 550
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MTh 4/23 to 7/23 6:00pm to 9:00pm 78.0 HCC 26040

Coding-The Certification Step

Focus on applications of coding principles learned in CPT and ICD-10 Coding. You will analyze and synthesize documents and apply ICD-10, CPT and HCPC codes based on documentation. This course will help prepare you for the certification exam. Bring your ICD-10 and CPT Coding manuals to class.

Pre-requisite(s): CPT and ICD-10 or 2-years experience in coding (Letter from employer required.)
Book: $ 114
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 300
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MTh 4/23 to 6/25 6:00pm to 9:00pm 54.0 HCC 26039

CPR/BLS

American Heart Association standard training in Basic Life Support (BLS) includes adult, child and infant CPR and obstructed airway modules. In addition, automatic external defibrillation (AED) and bag-valve-mask ventilation are taught. This course meets requirements for most health courses.

Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 45
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
T 12/12 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 24816
F 1/12 8:00am to 12:30pm 4.5 HCC 25936
T 1/16 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25953
T 1/30 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25954
F 2/09 8:00am to 12:30pm 4.5 HCC 25955
T 2/13 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25956
T 2/27 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25957
T 3/13 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25958
T 3/27 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25959
F 4/06 8:00am to 12:30pm 4.5 HCC 25960
T 4/10 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25961
T 4/24 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25962
T 5/08 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25963
F 5/18 8:00am to 12:30pm 4.5 HCC 25964
T 5/22 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25965
T 6/05 5:00pm to 9:30pm 4.5 HCC 25985

HHA (Home Health Aide) Deeming

Prepare to take the home health state certification exam. The exam fee is not included in the tuition. Those that were CNA's prior to March 1, 2012 will have a separate testing fee for the state clinical skills portion.

Requirements: Students must bring to the first class a valid Oklahoma LTCNA card, a government issued photo ID and proof of a Social Security number. All permanent residents must submit evidence of their permanent resident card.
Pre-requisite(s): CNA certification.
Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 125
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MT 1/08 to 1/09 8:00am to 4:30pm 16.0 HCC 25943
MT 3/26 to 3/27 8:00am to 4:30pm 16.0 HCC 25996
WTh 5/23 to 5/24 8:00am to 4:30pm 16.0 HCC 25997

IV Therapy

Review theory on IV fluids and administration. Practice venipuncture techniques, IV equipment, IV medication administration and more. Call (405) 595-4605 for start dates.

Requirements: RN or LPN license, or an RN or LPN student.
Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 12
Tuition: $ 85
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
F 1/19 9:00am to 2:00pm 5.0 HCC 25928
F 3/09 9:00am to 2:00pm 5.0 HCC 26098
F 5/18 9:00am to 2:00pm 5.0 HCC 26102
F 6/15 9:00am to 2:00pm 5.0 HCC 26103

MAT (Medication Administration Technician)

To administer medications in a residential care facility or group home, you must have medication administration training. Includes administration of medications, measuring and charting, vital signs and legal aspects.

Book: $ 10
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 100
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MT 2/05 to 2/06 8:00am to 4:30pm 16.0 HCC 25929
MT 4/09 to 4/10 8:00am to 4:30pm 16.0 HCC 26099

MAT Update

Every year Medication Administration Technicians must renew their skills with an eight-hour update. In this session, review legal and ethical issues, medication administration and how to avoid medication errors.

Requirements: Proof of current MAT certificate of completion.
Book: $ 10
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 55
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
F 1/26 8:00am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 25930
F 3/09 8:00am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 26100
F 5/11 8:00am to 4:30pm 8.0 HCC 26101

Medical Terminology

Learn the language of medicine in this specialized, online course. Understand the meaning of medical words by learning how to divide them into their basic elements. This is a great preparatory course for those planning a career in Medical Coding, CMA, CNA, Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting. Call (405) 595-4605 for dates and times.

Requirements: Must attend orientation at Springlake Campus the first night.
Book: $ 90
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 335
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
Online 2/13 to 5/01 6:00pm to 8:00pm 24.0 HCC 25931

Pharmacy Technician

Discover the role of pharmacy technicians, the environments in which they work, and the skills necessary to perform their required professional responsibilities. Topics covered include inventory management, drug regulation and control, pharmaceutical terminology, HIPAA, prescriptions, pharmaceutical calculations, compounding sterile formulations, hospital and community pharmacy, financial issues and more.

Requirements: 8th-grade math level.
Pre-requisite(s): High school diploma or GED.
Book: $ 115
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 576
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
TTh 1/30 to 4/12 5:00pm to 8:00pm 72.0 HCC 25935

Phlebotomy

This course consists of lecture and clinical lab that provides knowledge of equipment, OSHA's bloodborne pathogens and mechanics involved in the collection of specimens. Practice and learn how to do all areas of venipuncture safely and properly. Study complications in phlebotomy and special collection procedures. After successfully completing all aspects of the phlebotomy course, you are eligible to apply for the internship program.

Requirements: TDAP
Pre-requisite(s): CPR/BLS
Book: $ 67
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 430
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
MTh 11/06 to 3/01 6:00pm to 9:00pm 72.0 HCC 24960
TTh 3/06 to 5/24 6:00pm to 9:00pm 72.0 HCC 25933

Veterinary Aide

Review common veterinary office etiquette, procedures and techniques. Then learn more about the veterinary office such as client interaction, medical terminology, vaccinations and common diseases including endoparasites, ectoparasites and zoonosis. Practice general functions of the front office, receptionist, kennel, barn/stalls and examination techniques for both large and small animals.

Book: $ 0
Supplies: $ 0
Tuition: $ 160
Days Date Time Hours Location Course Code
TTh 1/23 to 2/22 7:00pm to 9:00pm 20.0 HCC 25947
TTh 4/03 to 5/03 7:00pm to 9:00pm 20.0 HCC 25995