Health Science Technology provides diverse training opportunities in the health care career field. Students learn CPR, first aid, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology in the 1st year. Second year students specialize in an area of interest. Clinical training is completed at various health care facilities and enables students to get practical experience in a chosen healthcare occupation. Students may also earn advanced standing for SWTC’s practical nurse program.
Who Can Attend?
High School Students
High School Students:
Attend 1 of 2 sessions
8:10-10:37am or 12:10-2:50pm
Full-time 1.75 years
Part-time 2.75 years
Attend 1 of 2 sessions
8-10:50am or 12-2:50pm
• Advanced Acute Care Nursing Assistant (Pre-Nursing)*
• EKG Technician
• Fitness Specialist
• Health Unit Clerk
• Nursing Assistant
• Therapy Technician*
• Veterinary Assistant
*Indicates Career Majors completed in the 2nd year of the program.
High School Students: Applications can be obtained in the counseling offices of your local high school and returned to your high school counselor.
Adult Students: Applications can be obtained at the Student Services Office located on the SWTC campus at 711 W. Tamarack Rd. in Altus.
• Adult students are required to take a KeyTrain assessment at the cost of $10. Assessments are proctored every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am in the testing center at the SWTC Campus or by appointment. To make an appointment for assessments please call the SWTC Testing Liaison at (580) 477-2250.
• There are two recommendation forms that will need to be filled out by a professional reference as well as a personal friend.
SWTC builds partnerships with business and industry in the SW Oklahoma area to find opportunities for work-based experiences and student placement. Successful graduates can find employment at nursing homes, hospitals, health care facilities, and veterinary clinics.
711 West Tamarack Rd.
Altus, OK 73521
Graduates of the Pre-Nursing program are qualified to take the Oklahoma State Certification Exam for Long-Term Care. Upon passing the 2 part exam, the individual will receive a certification card from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and will be listed on the Oklahoma State Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nurse Aide in Long-Term Care.
Southwest Technology Center offers and has access to a variety of financial aid options for those who qualify and plan on attending a full-time training program. Although SWTC does not offer any type of students loans, our staff will help you through the process.
Contact Monica Cox, Financial Aid Coordinator at (580) 480-4734 for more information.
High school students are not charged tuition. There may be additional required costs as defined in the program handbook.