We’re located in the
Instructional Center (INS)
in Health Sciences
Program advisors for our Health Sciences programs vary from program to program. Visit a specific academic program page listed above for advisor information.
HEALTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OFFICE HOURS
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday
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.
Application packages and program information can be found on the individual program pages.
The 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 Services including:
- nursing (LPN or RN)
- certified nursing assistant
- cardiac sonography
- surgical technology
- pharmacy technology and
- vascular sonography
Kirtland also offers Nursing programs and a CNA course at both the central campus near Roscommon as well as at Kirtland’s M-TEC site in Gaylord; Level I LPN classes are held at both the central campus and the M-TEC site in Gaylord; Level II RN courses are held only at central campus. Kirtland’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.
As 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.
The Vascular Sonography certificate can be completed entirely online. This certificate is an add-on to our popular Cardiac Sonography associate degree program. If you already are practicing as sonographer or have just completed an associate degree in sonography at another college, you can complete the two semester vascular sonography certificate online to expand your credentials and skill set in sonography.
Beyond 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 Licensed 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:
Associate in Applied Science degrees
- Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
- Nursing – Level II (Roscommon)
- Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
- Practical Nursing – Level I (Roscommon and Gaylord)
- Surgical Technology
(West Branch site)
- Vascular Sonography (online)
- Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
- 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)
- Cardiac Sonographers
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurses
- Surgical Technologists
Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.