Allied Health

Allied Health Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

Find flexibility and variety in this pre-medical career degree program.

  • Overview

    Allied Health studentToday, there are millions of workers employed as allied health professionals in the United States. And, the number of workers needed is only expected to rise, making this an excellent career field to enter.

    If you’re interested in a career in sonography, radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, nutritional science, communication science, physical therapy or occupational therapy, consider enrolling in the associate in science degree program in allied health at Oklahoma City Community College.

    Start building toward your future today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Overview

    Allied Health studentToday, there are millions of workers employed as allied health professionals in the United States. And, the number of workers needed is only expected to rise, making this an excellent career field to enter.

    If you’re interested in a career in sonography, radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, nutritional science, communication science, physical therapy or occupational therapy, consider enrolling in the associate in science degree program in allied health at Oklahoma City Community College.

    Start building toward your future today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Highlights

    Allied Health studentThe allied health curriculum will provide you with a framework to transfer to a four-year college or university. It also offers the flexibility to choose a variety of degree plans.

    Each medical career program has different requirements, and admission is highly competitive. A faculty advisor will help you make informed choices concerning coursework.

     

     

     

  • Degree Options

    Allied Health studentAllied Health Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College offers:

    • An associate in science in allied health degree: This pre-baccalaureate degree program will give you the academic background to pursue your studies at a four-year university. It will also give you the foundation to determine which area of specialty within allied health you would like to focus on in your career.

     

     

     





  • Courses

    Allied Health studentAllied Health Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    In your classes in the allied health associate degree program at OCCC, you’ll study:

    • Medical Terminology
    • General Chemistry
    • General Zoology
    • Microbiology
    • College Physics
    • Human Physiology
    • Biology

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on all the allied health classes and support science classes available. OCCC offers both daytime and evening allied health classes. However, due to the hands-on nature of this associate degree program and the required lab work involved, there are not many online classes offered for this major.

     

     

     

  • Faculty
    Kristy Bailey

    Kristy Bailey


    Professor of Chemistry

    B.S. in Chemistry from Cameron University PhD in Organic Chemistry from Oklahoma State University

     
    Bruce Bailey

    Bruce Bailey


    Professor of Chemistry

    BS (Chemistry)Cameron University, Lawton OK PhD (Organic Chemistry)Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

     
    Brenda Breeding

    Brenda Breeding


    Professor of Biology

    My style of teaching is more traditional.  If you are a student that enjoys 100 Power Point slides per lecture, I am not the professor to take.

     
    Roger Choate

    Roger Choate


    Professor of Biology

    I have spent my entire life here in central Oklahoma.  I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Central State University (UCO)with my emphasis being in vertebrate anatomy and physiology, as well as ecology.  My research was focused on frogs and symbiotic relationships.  I enjoy camping, hiking and birding all over Oklahoma and the United States.

     
    Julian Hilliard

    Julian Hilliard


    Professor of Biology

    I have bachelors and masters degrees in zoology, the masters with an emphasis in Paleontology.  I'm currently a graduate student again, this time in biological anthropology.  My current study area is specific kinds of human anatomical variation, with the goal of answering certain questions about our evolutionary biology.  I also like pina coladas and long walks on the beach :)

     
    Gary Houlette

    Gary Houlette


    Professor of Physical Sciences

    M.C.E., Oklahoma State University B.S.C.E., Oklahoma State University A.A., Oklahoma City Community College Registered Professional Engineer

     
    Raul Ramirez

    Raul Ramirez


    Professor of Biology

    I am currently serving as the Biology program co-coordinator and as course co-coordinator for General Biology I and General Biology II (Majors).  I received my B.S. at the University of Oklahoma and my M.S. at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  As a student I focused my studies on freshwater fish ecology and consider myself an ichthyologist (study of fish). Although I have not conducted research recently I still attend scientific meetings when possible and regularly read scientific journal articles to keep myself informed on what's new in the sciences.  The thing I love most about science is that you are continuously learning new things about the world around us.

     
    Steven Shore

    Steven Shore


    Professor of Chemistry

    Dr. Shore is a third generation Oklahoman. Born in Tulsa, he spent most of his early years on a farm several miles south of Tulsa where he raised pigs and participated in 4-H. There were twenty-eight students in the graduating class of the small town high school he attended. After high school, he attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman where he received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in chemistry. Specializing in biochemistry in graduate school, his dissertation research focused on the environment of a growing protein chain using fluorescence spectroscopy. During graduate school, he discovered his love for teaching and decided to pursue teaching as a career. Dr. Shore enjoys spending time with his daughter who currently attends OCCC. He also enjoys hiking in the Wichita Mountains whenever possible. He is a confirmed science geek who likes just about all areas of science and is a huge fan of the British science fiction show "Doctor Who."

     
    Tad Thurston

    Tad Thurston


    Professor of Physics

    I've believed since I was small that physics and astronomy were the most beautiful and profound areas of study I could imagine.  Towards that end, I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in astrophysics (B.S. 1990) and Physics (Ph.D. 1998) at the University of Oklahoma.  I then spent a number of years as a software engineer involved in scientific visualization of data before returning to teaching here at OCCC in January 2004.  One of my intense current interests is applying the state of current web and graphics technologies to the opportunities of freely accessible science education. 

     
    Changjiang Zhu

    Changjiang Zhu


    Professor of Chemistry

    Bachelor, chemistry, Wuhan University, China, 1982Ph. D., chemistry, University of Idaho, 1996

     
  • After OCCC

    Allied Health studentCareers and Jobs in Allied Health

    With your associate degree in allied health in hand, you will want to transfer your credits to a four-year college or university to pursue your educational goals. Then, you’ll be able to decide which area to specialize in. Your choices are many, including:

    • Sonography
    • Radiography
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Nutritional Science
    • Communication Science
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
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