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Quick Guide to DCCCD's Health Sciences Programs

View our Quick Guide to undefined Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-approved health sciences programs.

Note: Continuing Education coursework varies by semester. Please check the current semester class schedule of the college that offers the program you’re interested in.

Awards and coursework Brookhaven Cedar Valley Eastfield El Centro Mountain View North Lake Richland Credit hours Continuing Education contact hours
Cardiac Technology
Adult Cardiac Sonography Associate of Applied Science Degree   X   69-70 
Adult Cardiac Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate   X   44-45 
Pediatric Cardiac Associate of Applied Science Degree   X   69-70 
Pediatric Cardiac Advanced Technical Certificate   X   44-45 
Continuing Education coursework: EKG Technician X  X X X  varied
Continuing Education coursework: Vascular Techniques & Echo ImagingXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: ElectrocardiologyXvaried
Community Health Care Worker
Continuing Education coursework: Community Health Care Worker   X     varied
Awards and coursework Brookhaven Cedar Valley Eastfield El Centro Mountain View North Lake Richland Credit hours Continuing Education contact hours
Dental Assisting
Continuing Education coursework: Dental AssistingX X  X  varied
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate of Applied Science Degree   X   65 
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate   X   45 
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Paramedic
Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science DegreeX60
Emergency Medical Technician Basic CertificateX17-18
Paramedic CertificateX42
Paramedicine Level II Certificate​X​48
Credential for Critical Care Professionals Enhanced Skills Certificate​X​11
Continuing Education coursework: Acute Care Training for EMTs, Nurses, PhysiciansXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, ACLXXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) for Health Care ProvidersXX varied
Continuing Education coursework: CPR and First Aid — AdultXXX XXXXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Emergency Management for First RespondersXvaried

Continuing Education coursework: EMT Basic

XXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Xvaried
Awards and coursework Brookhaven Cedar Valley Eastfield El Centro Mountain View North Lake Richland Credit hours Continuing Education contact hours
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Associate of Applied Science DegreeX60
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Advanced Technical CertificateX35
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Associate of Applied Science DegreeX60
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Advanced Technical CertificateX31
Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting CertificateX 40 
Medical Assistant Certificate X 768
Continuing Education coursework: Medical AssistingXXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Medication Aide Renewal ClassesXXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Patient Care AssistantXX X varied
Medical Front Office
Medical Front Office Assistant CertificateX27
Medical Front Office Assistant Marketable Skills Achievement AwardX13
Medical Coder CertificateX32
Continuing Education coursework: Coding and Billing XX XXXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Medical Office TechnologyXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Medical Terminology XXXX XXvaried
Awards and coursework Brookhaven Cedar Valley Eastfield El Centro Mountain View North Lake Richland Credit hours Continuing Education contact hours
Medical Interpretation
Continuing Education coursework: Medical InterpretationXvaried
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science DegreeX72
Medical Staff Services
Continuing Education coursework:  Medical Staff ServicesX250
Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S. (Brookhaven) X 60
Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S. (El Centro and North Lake)XX60
Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S. (Mountain View) X60
Perioperative Nursing Enhanced Skills CertificateX15
Vocational Nursing CertificateX51
LVN to RN bridge optionX72
Continuing Education coursework: Nurse AideX X XXvaried
Paramedic — see Emergency Medical Services
Pharmacy Technician
Continuing Education coursework: Community Pharmacy TechnicianX256
Continuing Education coursework: Institutional Pharmacy TechnicianX368
Continuing Education coursework: Pharmacy TechnologyX608
Continuing Education coursework: PTCB Approved IV Admixture TechnicianXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Combined Institutional Pharmacy TechnicianXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Pharmacy Technician RetailX X XXvaried
Continuing education coursework: Pharmacy Technician ReviewXX varied
Awards and coursework Brookhaven Cedar Valley Eastfield El Centro Mountain View North Lake Richland Credit hours Continuing Education contact hours
Phlebotomy Technician
Continuing Education coursework: PhlebotomyX X XX XX Xvaried
Physical Therapy
Continuing Education coursework: Physical Therapy AideX varied
Radiologic Sciences
Radiologic Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degree (Brookhaven)X60
Radiologic Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degree (El Centro)X60
Computed Tomography Advanced Technical CertificateX24
Vascular Intervention Advanced Technical CertificateX31
Continuing Education coursework: MammographyXvaried
Continuing Education coursework: Other imaging coursesXvaried
Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Program Associate of Applied Science DegreeX66
Social Work
Social Work Associate - Generalist Associate of Applied Science DegreeX60
Gerontology CertificateX24
Human Services CertificateX34
Awards and coursework Brookhaven Cedar Valley Eastfield El Centro Mountain View North Lake Richland Credit hours Continuing Education contact hours
Substance Abuse Counseling
Substance Abuse Counseling Associate of Applied Science DegreeX60
Substance Abuse Counseling CertificateX33
Mental Health/Substance Abuse Prevention CertificateX18
Surgical Technology
Surgical Technologist CertificateX50
Continuing Education coursework: Sterile Processing Technician TrainingXvaried
Veterinary Technology
Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science DegreeX60
Small Animal Assisting CertificateX17
Large Animal Assisting CertificateX20
Veterinary Assistant Certificate - Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP)X21