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Allied Health, Nursing and Physical and Social Sciences Division

Terra State Community College offers a variety of allied health, nursing and science associate degree programs for those looking to prepare for entry-level positions in these fields. The courses in these programs are career-relevant and taught by seasoned professionals. Terra currently offers the following programs:

Health Care Administration

The healthcare administration program is designed to prepare students who wish to pursue bachelor-level studies in health care administration. Students who complete this program will be GUARANTEED a seat in the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Online Degree Completion Program at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio.

Health Information Technology

Terra offers two Health Information Technology degree programs:

  • Health Information Management Transfer Degree – A good starting point for those who want to pursue advanced studies in health information management. Students in this program will learn about health data management, computer fundamentals and medical terminology.
  • Health Information Technology – This program combines the knowledge of and skills from the disciplines of medicine, information management, business applications and computer technology within the healthcare industry.

Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement degree programs at Terra Community College give students a glimpse into the field of criminal justice. There are three concentrations to choose from:

Law Enforcement Concentrations:

  • Law Enforcement - Criminal Justice/Transfer Degree - This law enforcement degree program is the foundation for those wishing to pursue advanced studies in criminal justice. Through this program, students will learn more about policing, corrections and criminology.
  • Criminal Justice – The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree was designed for students who are interested in the criminal justice field, but do not want to pursue the traditional roles of police officer or sheriff’s deputy.
  • Police Science - This two-year police science degree program includes Ohio Peace Officer Training. Students who complete the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission’s (OPOTC) educational and legal requirements are eligible to sit for the state certification exam.

Medical Assisting Programs

Terra State Community College offers three medical assisting areas of study. For more information check out these links: Medical Assisting FAQ, Medical Assistant Admission packetMedical Scribe Certificate Admission packetPhlebotomy Admission packet 

  • The Associate in Applied Science of Medical Assisting degree program can help students prepare for entry-level positions in healthcare management. Through this program students can learn more about health record law, effective teams and processes, cooperative work experience and medical billing.
  • Medical Scribe- The Medical Scribes certificate prepares an individual to be trained in medical documentation to assist a physician throughout their shift.They serve as a personal assistant to the doctor to help make them more efficient and productive. The primary function of a scribe is the creation and maintenance of the patient’s medical record, which is done under the supervision of the attending physician. The scribe will document the patient’s story, the physician’s interaction with the patient, the procedures performed, the results of laboratory studies, and other pertinent information. Students must also complete an unpaid 48 hour clinical training.  Upon completion of the curriculum, students are eligible to sit for Medical Scribe Certification and Aptitude Test (MSCAT) exam through American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS).
  • Medical Assisting Certificate- The Medical Assistant works in a variety of health care settings: medical offices, clinics, and ambulatory care facilities. Medical Assisting duties vary between administrative and clinical skills. Medical Assistants help to ensure a smooth and functional health care setting and to provide a patient centered approach to quality health care. The program provides individuals with hands-on clinical skills, knowledge, and an understanding of the profession of Medical Assisting through classroom instruction, clinical skills, and a 160 hour unpaid practicum. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, graduates will be able to sit for the Registered Medical Assisting (RMA) examination through American Medical Technologist (AMT).  Certificate credits can be applied to an appropriate major leading to an associate degree.
  • Phlebotomy – The Phlebotomy Certificate prepares students to work as phlebotomists; highly-trained professionals whose primary responsibility is the collection of blood specimens through venipuncture and skin puncture techniques. Phlebotomists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including hospital laboratories, clinics, physician offices, private laboratories, blood collection centers, home health agencies, and home visits for insurance agencies.  Students must also complete an unpaid 160 hour clinical.  Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Phlebotomist Technician (PBT) exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Nursing Programs

Two nursing programs are available through Terra.  For more information check out our Frequently Asked Questions and our Nursing Information Packet:

  • Nursing (RN)  – Through this program, students can prepare for new career opportunities in registered nursing.  Students who complete the nursing degree program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Nursing (LPN to RN)  –With Terra’s Nursing LPN to RN program, students can learn how to assess the educational needs of clients in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. Students can also learn how to identify professional, ethical and legal situations within the scope of practice

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Terra State Community College is designed to prepare graduates to meet the requirements necessary to practice as a PTA in a variety of health care settings. PTA students are awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree upon successful completion of the program.

Contact us today to learn more about the degree programs offered through the Allied Health, Nursing and Science Division.

If you have questions about the allied health, nursing or science degree programs offered at Terra State Community College, please contact us at (419)559-2312 or 866-288-3772. You can also email us at Terra State Community College Admissions.

Office Location and Hours

The Allied Health, Nursing and Public Services Division offices are located in D219.  Office hours are:

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday