2 nurses working over patient

Health Sciences Division

The Division of Health Sciences offers programs in health care careers, which prepare students for entry-level positions.

Students can work in a variety of settings and enjoy security in knowing there is a great demand for health care professionals. Students enrolled in these programs will receive the Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.). Explore the opportunities in the following fields…

2 students learning more about advanced equipmentComputed Tomography Advanced Practice Certificate

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologists are Radiologic Technologists with specialized training who use a rotating x-ray unit and sophisticated computers. Students enrolled in the Computed Tomography (CT) Technical Certificate will be full-time, 16 semester credit hours, for one semester.

Group of EMT studentsEmergency Medical Services

EMTs and paramedic are often the public’s first line of treatment in emergency situations.  Columbia State’s Emergency Medical Services program provides students options for both an intensive, one-semester EMT-IV certificate and/or a three-semester, one-year Paramedic Certificate.
medical professional

Medical Informatics

Medical Informatics graduates are ready for computer technician positions in healthcare settings.  Columbia State’s two-year Medical Informatics degree is open enrollment and offers two concentrations:  developer and technician. 

Nursing students working


Nursing offers a wide variety of career options. Nurses can work in hospital settings providing direct patient care in various areas from pediatrics to the emergency room. Columbia State's Nursing program prepares students to take their place in this field.

Students working equipmentRadiologic Technology

Upon successful completion of Columbia State's Radiologic Technology 22-month, full scope of practice program, eligible graduates have the opportunity for employment in hospitals, doctors’ offices, outpatient centers or other health care facilities.

Student practices artifical ventilationRespiratory Care

Respiratory therapists provide assessment, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and care for patients with breathing disorders. Columbia State's Respiratory Care program prepares students in artificial ventilation, resuscitation and airway management.

2 vet tech students with horseVeterinary Technology

Columbia State has one of only two programs in the state of Tennessee for Veterinary Technology. This program offers students the opportunity to become a veterinary technician and receive an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

A Great Place To Start. Invest in Columbia State.

1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia TN 38401 | 931-540-2722
Content © 1996-2013 Columbia State - All Rights Reserved. Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.