Health and Medical Programs

Health and Medical Training Programs

At Zane State College you will receive the education you need to begin a rewarding career in healthcare. Our degrees and certificates combine hands-on training with thorough foundational instruction. All courses are taught by industry professionals to prepare you to serve your community.

Health and Medical Degrees and Certificates

Frequently Asked Questions

Which health programs are selective?
Medical Laboratory, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Radiologic Technology.

What are the entrance requirements for the selective health programs?
Requirements vary by program and can be found on the individual program pages.

What is the application process for the Health and Medical programs (selective)?

  1. Apply to Zane State College online.
  2. Apply to the program. This requires a printed application packet. Details are available on program pages.
  3. Take the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) if necessary, according to your ACT score.

I’m having difficulty with my health program application. Who do I contact?
Join us for assistance at a “Get Your App Together” workshop. You may also reach out to Dean of Health and Public Service, Shelley Zimmerman, at

What is the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam?
Educational programs that offer degrees ranging from the associate level to a master’s degree may require that applicants take the HOAE to aid in determining entrance to certain programs. You may opt out of this test depending on your ACT score.

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Employment Prospects

Graduates may find employment in the following environments:
Hospital labs, reference labs, doctor’s offices & clinics, industrial labs, environmental testing facilities, quality control testing facilities, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physician’s offices, schools, outpatient centers, rehab centers, home health agencies, sports clinics, schools, government agencies, equipment manufacturers, research facilities, colleges and universities.