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    Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 | Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 | Academic Catalog

Health Sciences

Do you have a passion to make an impact and help other people? If you enjoy cause-and-effect and diving into the world of science, Health Sciences might be the career path for you! Edison State is focused on helping to create healthy environments for individuals, families and communities in the region. By learning the fundamentals of science and mathematics you could impact the lives of both the sick or disabled, as well as helping individuals maintain or regain their health. NOTE Many of these careers require state certification and/or credentials.

Undecided? ► START BIG
Not sure exactly what you want to do? Start by taking some core health science courses that will apply to any of our health science programs. This may help you decide which specific path you want to take.

Explore Specific Health Sciences Pathways ►


Full-Time ► (Estimated 2-Year Completion)
Medical Laboratory Technician  
LPN/ADN Transition  
Physical Therapist Assistant  

Registered Nursing 
Registered Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing  
Respiratory Care   
Veterinary Technology 


Part-Time* ► (Estimated 4-Year Completion)
Veterinary Technology  

*Part-Time enrollment status may affect Financial Aid. Please refer to the Financial Aid Office.


Edison State offers technical certificates within career program areas. Courses outlined in each certificate can lead to an Associate degree for the program sponsoring the certificate. Students generally receive certificates for the completion of 30-37 semester hours of coursework. A certificate can be completed in twelve months.

Clinical Laboratory Assistant   
Medical Assistant  
Medical Coder  

Short-Term Technical Certificates give students the skills needed to enter a new career field or to advance in their current role and can be completed in under a year.

Emergency Medical Technician  
Medical Scribe  

Is this the right fit for you? ►
Learn more about yourself and how you align with this career field by visiting Career and Job Services.