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Health Sciences Degrees

HEALTH SCIENCES: We’re located in the Instructional Center (INS) in Health Sciences

Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 281 | Fax: (989) 275-6715

Program Advisors

Program advisors for our Health Sciences programs vary from program to program. Visit a specific academic program page listed to the left for advisor information.


Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Closed Friday

OK, so you know you want to work in health care, but you’re not sure which area to choose. Kirtland has you covered. Get your degree in one of our Health Sciences programs at Kirtland Community College.

Kirtland Tip!


Attention Health Science students applying for Nursing, Surgical Tech, Pharmacy Tech, and Phlebotomy Tech for the Fall 2014 semester and LPN to ADN Nursing students admitted in Winter 2014.  Drug testing of all students will be required prior to final acceptance into a program or course. This is being done to be in compliance with clinical site contractual agreements. 

The Health Science Department strictly prohibits the illicit use of illegal drugs and the abuse of prescription medications. Drug testing procedure will be given to students prior to admission. If you have questions please contact Cynde Kochensparger, BSN, RN at

Application packages and program information can be found on the individual program pages.

**Attention** Students interested in Kirtland’s new Phlebotomy course are requested to call the Student Success Center at ext. 280, and speak with an academic advisor regarding the additional requirements to qualify for this course.

Get your health sciences degree at Kirtland Community CollegeThe Health Sciences programs at Kirtland Community College are extremely popular. The list of available courses and programs may impress you at first — and then begin to overwhelm you. Where should you begin?

Your first step really needs to be a conversation with a Health Sciences advisor at Kirtland. The experts available to you free of charge will help you choose thoughtfully from the assortment of programs available in Health Sciences including:

Kirtland also offers Nursing programs at the central campus near RoscommonKirtland’s Nursing program includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice (actual patient care) in health care facilities around the region.

The Cardiac Sonography program at the M-TEC site in Gaylord is first-rate and will give you what you need to develop expertise in diagnosing heart disease. This program zeroes in on cardiac sonography. You’ll emerge from this concentrated coursework with in-depth knowledge and expertise.

Health Sciences degrees at Kirtland Community CollegeAs a Kirtland student in the Surgical Technology program, you will be trained to work with surgeons and other medical personnel to ensure a safe surgical environment, including monitoring equipment to maximize every patient’s well-being during invasive and diagnostic procedures.

The Pharmacy Technology program will train you to be a pharmacy technician. You will learn the skills necessary work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist and will be able to order, prepare, package and stock medications. Your Kirtland Pharmacy Technology certificate will give you marketable skills as you consider employment in a variety of settings.

Kirtland’s Health Information Technology degree can be completed online. This cutting-edge training combines billing, coding and records retention skills required to work in any healthcare setting including medical offices, hospitals, labs and more.  Kirtland’s HIT degree includes critical ICD-10-CM training which is required in all records retention systems as of October, 2013.

Kirtland Community College pharmacy technology programBeyond the impressive lineup of available courses, impressive instructors and excellent hands-on opportunities lies the real beauty of the program: its flexibility.

The Health Sciences certificate and degree programs at Kirtland are designed to provide upward mobility because your educational goals may change over time. You may start out as a Practical Nurse and return to Kirtland to earn an associate’s degree and become a Registered Nurse.

Each one of the programs offers the potential for a good income, benefits, job mobility, leadership opportunities, flexible work schedules and the opportunity to help people in a time of need.

Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:

Kirtland Community College pharmacy technology programAssociate in Applied Science degrees

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) (Roscommon)
  • Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
  • Health Information Technology (online)


  • Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
  • Practical Nursing (PN) (Roscommon)
  • Surgical Technology (West Branch)


  • Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
  • Phlebotomy Technician Course (Roscommon)

Partnership Programs

  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Mid Michigan Community College

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Some of the jobs related to our Health Sciences programs:

(click on the links for detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)

Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.