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EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced EMT Certification

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The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program includes basic and limited advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. Studies include pharmacological interventions, tracheobronchial suctioning of an already intubated patient, and intravenous therapy. This program follows the guidelines set by the National Scope of Practice Model and is designed to help prepare individuals for licensure as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Licensure and Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry written and practical examinations.

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Basic EMT Certification

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The EMT Program is delivered through a combination of classroom instruction (didactic and psychomotor) and clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry's written and practical examinations. Upon successful completions of examinations and other licensure requirements, the student will be eligible for the State of Tennessee EMT license. The EMT renders life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illnesses and prepares these patients for transport to the hospital.

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Emergency Medical Technician, A.A.S.

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Emergency Medical Technology is a Health Sciences specialty which consist of EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics working together in an EMS system to provide emergency medical care to patients in the pre-hospital setting. EMS focuses on the reduction of mortality and morbidity caused by trauma and disease while cooperating with other health care professionals to promote healthy lifestyles and injury prevention. This is a disciplined, scientific profession which requires precision and accuracy in various skills such as patient assessment, medication therapy, EKG interpretation and monitoring, intravenous therapy, patient movement, and management of any trauma or medical emergency encountered. While care and attention to detail are fundamental, a commitment to the healing arts is essential. EMS providers must demonstrate concern for the sick and injured, and must be able to manage the patients, their families, and bystanders with understanding and compassion. EMS providers primarily work in the pre-hospital setting, but opportunities are increasing for employment in hospitals, industry, public safety organizations, and free-standing emergency clinics.

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EMT-Paramedic Certification

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The EMT-Paramedic is a professional EMS Provider. He/she completed the Basic EMT requirements plus the educational requirements for licensure as a Paramedic. The Paramedic Program Certificate is a three semester program that includes classroom, clinical, and field instruction. Paramedics are responsible for all Basic EMT skills plus Advanced Life Support Skills such as medication administration, endotracheal intubation, ECG monitoring and interpretation, defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion, comprehensive patient assessment, and advanced management of medical and trauma emergencies. EMT-Paramedics are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.

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Police Officer

Corrections and Law Enforcement

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The Corrections and Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in Corrections and Law Enforcement. The certificate would also be beneficial for those who are already employed in law enforcement, but need a credential in order to advance.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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This Tennessee transfer pathway provides students with the education needed to pursue careers in local, state, or federal law enforcement, corrections, forensics, or as officers within state or federal agencies or court systems. Students choosing this pathway will be given a strong academic foundation in Criminal Justice by taking core pathway courses including Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to the Legal Process, Introduction to Law Enforcement, and Introduction to Corrections.

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Correctional Officer

Corrections and Law Enforcement

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The Corrections and Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in Corrections and Law Enforcement. The certificate would also be beneficial for those who are already employed in law enforcement, but need a credential in order to advance.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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This Tennessee transfer pathway provides students with the education needed to pursue careers in local, state, or federal law enforcement, corrections, forensics, or as officers within state or federal agencies or court systems. Students choosing this pathway will be given a strong academic foundation in Criminal Justice by taking core pathway courses including Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to the Legal Process, Introduction to Law Enforcement, and Introduction to Corrections.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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This Tennessee transfer pathway provides students with the education needed to pursue careers in local, state, or federal law enforcement, corrections, forensics, or as officers within state or federal agencies or court systems. Students choosing this pathway will be given a strong academic foundation in Criminal Justice by taking core pathway courses including Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to the Legal Process, Introduction to Law Enforcement, and Introduction to Corrections.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Technical Certificate of Credit

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The Early Childhood Education Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in early childcare settings. Courses offered in the program meet TECTA certificate requirements.

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Elementary Education, A.A.S.

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The Education Department offers a two-year university parallel degree for students planning to earn a Baccalaureate Degree from a four-year institution in preparation for a teaching career in elementary or secondary school. Courses are offered at all Jackson State campuses and online.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Technology, A.A.S.

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The degree is designed to address the educational needs of Tennesseans who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of fire science. The program offers both flexibility for those with prior experience and training while providing a clear path for those who are new to the field of study. It was designed to incorporate the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) core courses and therefore, meets current, accepted standards of practice within the field of study.

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Social Services Assistant

Social Work, A.A.S.

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The Social Work pathway allows Jackson State graduates to work in one of the fastest growing careers identified by the U.S. Department of Labor: Community Services and Mental Health. The health care and social assistance industry is projected to create about 28% of all new jobs in the U.S. economy through 2016. Our graduates go on to complete the Bachelors of Social Work and find work at local and regional service agencies as Licensed Social Workers. Many of our students have gone on for their Masters in Social Work at the University of Memphis, Union University, UT Martin, and the University of Michigan, specializing in such fields as medical social work, school social work, clinical social work, and elderly social work. If students would like to be a resource for individuals and families who need help and guidance, the Social Work pathway offers a valuable route to a satisfying career.

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Information Technology Industry

Database Administrators

Computer Information Technology Cyber Defense Concentration, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Defense Concentration will focus on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. The students will learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, students will learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Networking Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Networking Concentration will be prepared for employment in the computer technical support field and network administration information technology field. The students will learn how to diagnose and repair computer hardware and software problems. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to design, implement and administer computer networks. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Programming Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Programming Concentration will be prepared to enter the field of software development and database administration. The students will learn how to create software applications using various programming tools. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to create and administer database applications. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology programs provide students with the technical skills necessary to compete in today's information technology environment. The quality of our programs is maintained by updating the content of existing courses, adding new courses, and purchasing state-of-the-art computer equipment and software.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Information Technology Cyber Defense Concentration, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Defense Concentration will focus on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. The students will learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, students will learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Networking Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Networking Concentration will be prepared for employment in the computer technical support field and network administration information technology field. The students will learn how to diagnose and repair computer hardware and software problems. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to design, implement and administer computer networks. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Programming Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Programming Concentration will be prepared to enter the field of software development and database administration. The students will learn how to create software applications using various programming tools. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to create and administer database applications. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology programs provide students with the technical skills necessary to compete in today's information technology environment. The quality of our programs is maintained by updating the content of existing courses, adding new courses, and purchasing state-of-the-art computer equipment and software.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Technology Cyber Defense Concentration, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Defense Concentration will focus on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. The students will learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, students will learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Networking Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Networking Concentration will be prepared for employment in the computer technical support field and network administration information technology field. The students will learn how to diagnose and repair computer hardware and software problems. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to design, implement and administer computer networks. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Programming Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Programming Concentration will be prepared to enter the field of software development and database administration. The students will learn how to create software applications using various programming tools. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to create and administer database applications. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology programs provide students with the technical skills necessary to compete in today's information technology environment. The quality of our programs is maintained by updating the content of existing courses, adding new courses, and purchasing state-of-the-art computer equipment and software.

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Software Developer

Computer Information Technology Cyber Defense Concentration, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Defense Concentration will focus on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. The students will learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, students will learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Networking Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Networking Concentration will be prepared for employment in the computer technical support field and network administration information technology field. The students will learn how to diagnose and repair computer hardware and software problems. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to design, implement and administer computer networks. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Programming Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Programming Concentration will be prepared to enter the field of software development and database administration. The students will learn how to create software applications using various programming tools. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to create and administer database applications. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology programs provide students with the technical skills necessary to compete in today's information technology environment. The quality of our programs is maintained by updating the content of existing courses, adding new courses, and purchasing state-of-the-art computer equipment and software.

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Information Security Analyst

Computer Information Technology Cyber Defense Concentration, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Defense Concentration will focus on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. The students will learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, students will learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Networking Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Networking Concentration will be prepared for employment in the computer technical support field and network administration information technology field. The students will learn how to diagnose and repair computer hardware and software problems. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to design, implement and administer computer networks. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Programming Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Programming Concentration will be prepared to enter the field of software development and database administration. The students will learn how to create software applications using various programming tools. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to create and administer database applications. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology programs provide students with the technical skills necessary to compete in today's information technology environment. The quality of our programs is maintained by updating the content of existing courses, adding new courses, and purchasing state-of-the-art computer equipment and software.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Technology Cyber Defense Concentration, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Defense Concentration will focus on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. The students will learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, students will learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Networking Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Networking Concentration will be prepared for employment in the computer technical support field and network administration information technology field. The students will learn how to diagnose and repair computer hardware and software problems. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to design, implement and administer computer networks. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology Programming Concentration, A.A.S.

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Students completing the Programming Concentration will be prepared to enter the field of software development and database administration. The students will learn how to create software applications using various programming tools. In addition, those who complete the program will be able to create and administer database applications. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.

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Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology programs provide students with the technical skills necessary to compete in today's information technology environment. The quality of our programs is maintained by updating the content of existing courses, adding new courses, and purchasing state-of-the-art computer equipment and software.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coding Technical Certificate of Credit

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The Medical Coding Certificate Program is designed for students pursuing an entry position in medical coding. This career includes compiling, processing and maintaining medical records of hospitals and clinics in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of the health care system. After completion of this certificate program students are eligible to take the Certified Coding Assistant (CCA) examination given by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

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A medical laboratory technician performs general tests in all laboratory areas. Working under the supervision of a medical technologist, a medical laboratory technician hunts for clues to the absence, presence, extent, and causes of diseases. Medical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases as well as monitoring and maintaining patient health. Approximately 75% of all medical diagnostic and treatment decisions are based on the testing performed by Laboratory Science professionals. Medical Laboratory Technicians, also known as MLTs, perform these tests on blood and other body fluids using analytical procedures and state-of-the-art-instrumentation. We perform testing in a variety of specialty areas within the laboratory including testing to identify microorganisms that cause disease, to detect blood cell abnormalities such as anemia and leukemia, blood clotting disorders, blood compatibilities for transfusions and quantifying of chemical constituents such as glucose, protein, cholesterol or specific medications.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.A.S.

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The Nursing Program prepares a graduate to meet the educational requirements for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN), and to begin nursing practice in structured health-care settings such as hospitals, clinics and extended-care facilities. Nursing is a dynamic, applied discipline in which caring for the biological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, and developmental needs of others is paramount. As a generalist, the graduate is prepared to function effectively as a provider and manager of care, collaborate with other members of the health care team, and adhere to legal and ethical standards of the profession.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Occupational Therapy is a health profession focused on helping people of all ages develop, regain, or master everyday living skills for independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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Physical Therapy is a health care discipline that specializes in the care of individuals with impairments, functional limitations, and/or disabilities. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants (PTAs), under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, are the only providers of physical therapy services. PTAs must complete an intensive education culminating in an associate degree.

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Radiology Tech

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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Radiology is the medical specialty involving the use of radiant energy (x-rays, gamma rays, ultrasound, magnetic fields, radio frequencies, radioisotopes and other imaging modalities) to produce images helpful in diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit), to be allowed to admit students. It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s).

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Contact Phone Number

731-424-3520

Address

2046 North Pky
Jackson, TN 38301-3797
United States