Practical Training for Your Career

The Health Sciences Division offers courses and programs in health care, wellness, and physical education.

Our programs help students prepare for employment in health care professions. Courses may be used toward completion of a certificate or an associate’s degree, and courses may transfer to other colleges and universities.

Dental Hygiene student cleaning client teeth in the dental hygiene lab

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Mott Community College Mini-Mester and female student working on a laptop computer

Current and Guest Students: Earn credits in just three weeks by enrolling in a course during the Mott Mini-Mester.

Details and Enrollment Information

Health Sciences Student Information

Currently a CBI is required for all students applying for any Health Science program except: Physical Education, Phlebotomy, and Histologic Tech*.

Criminal Background Investigations & Drug Screens
Michigan law requires criminal background screening for individuals working in most health care settings and facilities. Students in a Health Science Program are affected by this law. Conviction of a criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor) may make a student ineligible to be assigned to a clinical site, making program completion and graduation unattainable.

The start-up packet provides instruction regarding the process to complete and submit the background investigation. Students will not be admitted to any health science program without a clear CBI.

*In some cases, clinical sites may require students to complete additional background investigation and submit to drug screening procedures prior to or during the clinical experience. All background investigations and drug screenings are at the student’s expense.

Conviction of a criminal offense may also make graduates of health science program ineligible for state or national licensure/certification at program completion. All applicants for a health profession license in Michigan are required to submit fingerprints and undergo a criminal background investigation prior to licensure/certification.

Program coordinators, faculty, and staff cannot give legal advice to any student regarding potential eligibility/ineligibility based on prior convictions or negative findings on the criminal background investigation. The student should consult an attorney for questions specific to his/her individual case.

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Program Information

Dental Lab

Dental Assisting

This program completes the requirements to qualify to take required exams to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Dental Hygiene Student Cleaning teeth in the dental hygiene lab

Dental Hygiene

The program prepares the student to provide preventive dental hygiene care in dental offices, clinics, and educational or health care institutions.

Nursing Students adjusting IV in nursing lab


Graduates receive the Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Nursing (ADN) and are eligible to take the licensure exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Occupational Therapy Assistant students practicing bathtub assist

Occupational Therapy Assistant

The program prepares students as entry level Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) practitioners.

Occupational Therapy Assistant students practicing bathtub assist

Health Fitness Professional

The Health and Fitness Professional, A.A.S. program will prepare students for professional positions within the Health and Fitness industry.

PTA student praticing stretching technique with second student

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program prepares students for entry level practice as Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA).

Respiratory students practicing intabation on SIM man

Respiratory Therapy

The overall goal of the program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competency in the knowledge, skills and professional behavior of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

Histologic Technician students studying slide in microscope

Histologic Technician

This is an intensive 7 month clinical course . Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will be prepared for the professional registry examination for histologic technicians.

Paramedic practicing on SIM man

Paramedics (Graduate)

This program is for those who have completed a paramedic program at a hospital.

Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technologist

A Certified Surgical Technologist assists in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel.

Scholarship Information

Scholarships and awards are available through the Health Science Division. To apply for a scholarship go to Student Financial Services. To view a list of scholarships available visit the Foundation for MCC.