School of Health Care

Do you want to help people stay healthy? Do others say you have a caring heart?

MTC's School of Health Care offers career options from clinical care, emergency care, medical support, pharmacy, and veterinary assisting.  Within this school, you'll find programs to train you for great careers in two years or less, transferable associate degrees, and individual training courses.

Clinical Therapeutic Programs Dental Direct Patient Care Emergency Medical Services Imaging Laboratory Medical Office Nursing Pharmacy Respiratory Care Surgical Technology Veterinary Assisting

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Clinical Therapeutic Programs

The clinical therapeutic field encompasses occupational, physical, and massage therapies, as well as personal training. All of these therapists perform tasks that improve patients’ quality of living, muscle strength, body movement, and daily well-being.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapy jobs are usually divided into two categories: location/setting and type of massage administered. Spa type jobs are typically found in resorts, salons, vacation destinations, day spas, and hotels. Therapeutic massage jobs are usually found in hospitals, private homes, corporate settings, rehabilitation centers, and elder care facilities.

Training Certificate

Personal Trainer

Get certified as a personal trainer, and work with clients one-on-one in gyms, spas, medical facilities, or work for yourself! In this five-week program, you’ll learn about biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and nutrition.

Training Certificate

Physical Therapist Assistant

PTAs carry out treatment programs, under direct supervision of physical therapists, including therapeutic exercises and procedures that help patients regain function. MTC offers an accredited degree program that provides clinical experience in a variety of health care settings.

Associate Degree

Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant

This program is designed to provide the opportunity for completion of the first year of general education requirements for students planning to transfer to Greenville Technical College to complete the second year of the occupational therapy assistant program.

Academic Certificate


Dental hygienists and dental assistants perform essential health care services, including cleaning teeth, examining patients, and providing preventative dental care.

Dental Hygienist

Start your career in a dental office providing preventive oral care. MTC Dental Hygiene graduates consistently perform at a high level on licensure exams and practice as Registered Dental Hygienists.

Associate Degree

Dental Assistant

Become a dental team member in restorative and specialty dental practices by completing this academic diploma program. MTC graduates can complete the credentialing exam to become Certified Dental Assistants (CDA).


Direct Patient Care

Direct patient care technicians often perform much of the work needed to diagnose or treat a patient in a health care facility. This can include taking images of the heart, measuring heart health, drawing blood, or performing essential patient care duties.

Cardiac Care Technician

Students will learn how to prepare patients for testing and monitoring the electrical activity of the heart. Cardiac care technicians can work at a medical practice, cardiac care center, or a hospital.

Academic Certificate

What's the difference?

Only academic programs provide college credit, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and are eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months. These are not eligible for federal financial aid, but they may qualify for other scholarships and grant funding.

EKG Technician

After completing this program, students will be qualified to enter the health care industry as an EKG specialist. Also called EKG technicians, EKG specialists administer tests to record and analyze electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. EKG specialists work in doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals.

Training Certificate

Patient Care Technician

With training as a Patient Care Technician, also known as a patient aide, students will be qualified to work in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, and doctors’ offices. This program also includes training as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomist, and EKG Technician.

Training Certificate


Phlebotomists draw blood from patients for lab tests and procedures. Students will learn to follow universal precautions, tie tourniquets, identify veins, and demonstrate knowledge and use of equipment necessary for drawing blood. Employment opportunities can be found in medical practices and hospitals

Academic Certificate Training Certificate

What's the difference?

Only academic programs provide college credit, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and are eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months. These are not eligible for federal financial aid, but they may qualify for other scholarships and grant funding.

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are the first responders for emergency medical assistance. They assess patients and provide first-aid and life-support care for sick or injured people.

Emergency Medical Technician

Start a rewarding career as an Emergency Medical Technician with just six months of training. EMTs, also known as First Responders, work in a variety of settings, including county emergency services departments, private ambulance and transport companies, and hospitals. EMT’s administer basic life support care, such as CPR, bleeding control, splinting, and transport of sick or injured individuals.

Training Certificate

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Advance Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs) provide crucial pre-hospital emergency medical care, often bridging the gap between emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. They possess advanced training in trauma assessment, airway management, and intravenous therapy, playing a vital role in stabilizing patients in high-pressure situations. AEMTs collaborate closely with paramedics and other healthcare professionals to deliver efficient and effective care during critical medical emergencies.

Training Certificate


Paramedics have more advanced training than EMTs and can give shots as well as use more advanced airway management devices to support breathing. Paramedics can administer a variety of lifesaving medications, give electrical defibrillations, start intravenous lines, provide supportive care, and maintain patients after their initial resuscitation.

Training Certificate Associate Degree


Medical imaging technicians work with various equipment to produce images through X-rays, ultrasounds, and other methods for diagnostic purposes.

Advanced Certification in Cardiovascular Interventional or Vascular Interventional Radiography

Interventional Radiography is an advanced certification for credentialled radiologic technologists leading to employment in the Cardiac Catherization Lab or Interventional Lab/Special Procedures. This certificate is designed for credentialed radiologic technologists to gain the experience, skills, and academic knowledge to pass the A.R.R.T. national board examination in Cardiovascular Interventional or Vascular Interventional radiology.

Academic Certificate

Cardiovascular Sonographer

The Cardiovascular Sonography continuing education program (echocardiography) focuses on anatomy and pathology of the adult and pediatric hearts. This specialty trains the students to image standard views, monitor flow patterns, evaluate heart valves, learn the cardiac cycle, and determine pathology of the heart.

Training Certificate

General Sonographer

The General Sonography program trains students to conduct a variety of exams that include abdominal, pelvic neurology, breast, gynecological, and obstetrical scans. Students will learn to image standard views of different organs of the body.

Training Certificate

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Nuclear Medicine Technologists administer radioactive materials to patients using cutting-edge imaging technology to create diagnostic images. These technologists work in hospitals and doctors’ offices. MTC graduates can complete the credentialing exam to become Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologists (CNMT).

Academic Certificate

Radiologic Technologist

Radiographers perform X-ray examinations of the body. You’ll learn to use the highly technical X-ray equipment by working in hospitals, medical offices, trauma centers, and urgent care centers as a member of an imaging team.

Associate Degree


Medical laboratory technicians examine body fluids, tissues, and cells. They also analyze fluids and assess how patients are responding to treatment.

Medical Laboratory Technician

Technicians analyze body fluids, isolate and identify microorganisms, study blood components, perform pre-transfusion tests, and determine disease-related immune responses. You’ll learn to operate computerized lab equipment and to use quality-control methods to guarantee accurate information for patient care.

Associate Degree

Medical Office

Medical office specialists are responsible for many duties in a health care office. These include recording medical histories and vital signs of patients, and managing administrative and clinical tasks.

Medical Coding Specialist

All medical facilities, including doctor's offices, hospitals, and labs, need someone to manage insurance claims, invoices, and payments. As a Medical Coding Specialist, you will be a liaison between your employer and the insurance companies of your patients. This type of work is great for detail-oriented people who are very organized. The Medical Coding Specialist program prepares students to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam through AHIMA.

Training Certificate

Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Medical Office Administrative Assistants perform administrative duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology for hospitals, clinics, or physician offices. Duties include scheduling appointments, compiling and recording medical charts, reports, correspondence, and other types of patient records. Other titles for Medical Office Assistants include Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Secretary, and Unit Secretary.

Academic Certificate

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistants perform the non-clinical administrative duties for hospitals, clinics, or physician offices. Duties include staffing, budgeting, customer service, and inventories. A Medical Administrative Assistant will also manage procedures involving patient admission, supervise the staff, and order any needed supplies.

Training Certificate

Medical Assistant

Graduates will perform a wide range of medical assisting duties in physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, and emergency medical centers when this academic certificate is completed. Students will gain clinical experiences through externships in a variety of outpatient settings.

Academic Certificate


Nurses and nursing assistants are essential lifelines between a patient and a doctor in a health care setting. Nurses care for patients, administer medicine, record conditions and vitals, and communicate their observations with the team managing the health of a patient.

Registered Nurse (ADN)

Registered nurses (RNs) tend to be the group most people associate with the term “nurse.” They assume a wide variety of roles in patient care. They are responsible for recording patient medical history, monitoring symptoms and medical equipment, administering medicine, establishing or contributing to a plan of care, performing diagnostic tests, and collaborating with doctors.

Associate Degree

Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), also known as licensed vocational nurses, are responsible for a variety of patient duties. They monitor patient health and administer basic care. The tasks of the LPN may include administering some medications, obtaining vital signs, inserting urinary catheters, starting intravenous (IV) drips (in some states) and changing wound dressings. The LPN communicates with patients and patient family members to educate them on an established plan of care.


Nurse Assistant (CNA)

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is the front line of contact between medical staff and patients, assisting patients in daily activities. Nursing assistants bathe their patients and help them dress, eat, and use the bathroom. They measure vital signs and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs.

Academic Certificate Training Certificate

What's the difference?

Only academic programs provide college credit, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and are eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months. These are not eligible for federal financial aid, but they may qualify for other scholarships and grant funding.


Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of registered pharmacists, dispensing prescription medication in hospital settings, retail stores, or manufacturing plants.

Pharmacy Technician

Prepare drugs and fill prescriptions as a pharmacy technician. MTC students will gain classroom, online, and experiential learning in local pharmacies and hospital systems.

Academic Certificate

Respiratory Care

Respiratory care therapists work in hospitals or clinics and help individuals who are suffering from breathing abnormalities.

Respiratory Therapist

In this academic degree program, students are trained to work as a part of a highly technical life-support team. The program provides clinical experiences to build student competencies in the treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of individuals suffering from breathing abnormalities.

Associate Degree

Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are integral members of the operating room team. They work in cooperation with surgeons and other health care professionals to deliver safe, direct patient care during all phases of surgery.

Surgical Technologist

Surgical technicians work in the operating room with surgeons to deliver patient care during all phases of surgery. MTC offers a balanced set of experiences in the classroom, lab, and clinical setting.


Sterile Processing Technician

Sterile processing technicians prepare instruments and packages for processing, decontamination, ultrasonic cleaner disinfection, sterilizations, and distribution in hospitals or surgery settings.

Training Certificate

Veterinary Assisting

Veterinary assistants work with animals and perform other duties in an animal hospital or clinical setting including office management and customer care.

Veterinary Assistant

In just six weeks, students can have all the necessary skills to become a professional veterinary assistant. Learn all the aspects of veterinary medicine necessary like laboratory procedures, medical terminology, and customer service skills. Veterinary assistants have the opportunity to work in veterinary practices, veterinarian hospitals, shelters, and rescue organizations.

Training Certificate

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Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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