Health Sciences

Do you enjoy helping people?  Are you compassionate and patient?  Do you love science and math?  Then come to Rose State College for one of our outstanding health science programs.  Our faculty has extensive clinical and educational experience in their respective fields.  After completing hands-on pre-clinical laboratory simulation classes, students are assigned to various health care agencies for their clinical education.  All programs are fully accredited, which allows graduates to participate in state and national credentialing exams.  Remember, demand is growing for health care graduates.  Our new Health Sciences building houses state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and is just one more great reason to come to Rose!


All Rose State College health science programs require application and acceptance.

Clinical Laboratory Technology

As a professional technician you will learn to conduct lab tests that aid physicians in their diagnosis, management and treatment of disease.  Students learn how to perform laboratory tests in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and various other clinical areas.  Rose State has maintained an above average passing record on the national registry.

 A two semester phlebotomy certificate is also available.

Dental Assisting

Students learn how to assist dentists chairside and how to perform laboratory procedures.  Clinical exposure includes the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and private dental office rotations.  Program completion ensures eligibility to take the Dental Assisting National Board Exam.  Associate degree or certificate-only options available. dental hygiene students performing exam

Dental Hygiene

A registered dental hygienist is a licensed professional who, under the supervision of the dentist, provides a patient's preventative and therapeutic dental hygiene services.  Graduation from this program ensures eligibility to take state, regional, and national licensure exams.  The program consists of two years of professional education after completion of approximately one year of prerequisites.

Health Information Technology

Health information technicians are skilled in classifying, analyzing, and managing information needed by patients, care facilities, and insurers.  This program is one of only two such accredited on-site programs in Oklahoma.  Graduates will develop knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology and will be eligible to pursue national certification.  Locally and nationally there is a shortage of trained professionals in this exciting field.  Associate degree or certificate-only options are available.

Nursing Science

A long term shortage of registered nurses is expected and job opportunities should grow in the coming years.  The program of studies includes a strong clinical focus with flexible scheduling options.  A graduate of this program is eligible to apply to the National Council Licensure Exam for licensure as a registered nurse.  Our pass rates consistently exceed national and state averages.

Radiologic Technology   

radiology students performing x ray

A radiologic technologist is a health professional that produces diagnostic images, assists the radiologist in fluoroscopic procedures, processes images, and positions patients for diagnostic examinations.  Radiographers are employed in acute care hospitals, medical clinics, and special diagnostic imagining centers, and demand is expected to grow 17% from 2008-2018.  Graduates are eligible to take the national credentialing exam.

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists assess, treat, and care for patients with heart and lung disorders.  You will study proper testing, medical device operation, and administration of cardipulmonary resuscitation, oxygen, medications, and chest physiotherapy.  The program involves one year of professional education after completing one year of prerequisites. Graduates are eligible to take national credentialing exams.


Hear what students, alumni, and faculty have to say.

"The reason I chose to pursue my degree at Rose State College was the centralized location and the ability to get into the workforce soon than later.  I feel that I was successful due to the knowledge of the instructors, the focus on each student within the program, as well as being well prepared because of the hands-on opportunities."
Andrew Wright
A.A.S. Health Information Technology, Rose State College
Certified Coding Specialist at Mercy Health Systems of Oklahoma

"As a busy wife and mother of 5 children, Rose State College was the perfect educational option for me when I decided to return to college and become a nurse.  The classes were small, the location was near the interstate, reducing the commuting time, the schedule was flexible, and the cost was reasonable.  The real catalyst for my decision was the strong track record of academic excellence that was reflected in the high pass rates on the national licensing exam, and the enhanced opportunities for employment."
Joyce Cole, R.N.C.
Professor, Nursing Science
A.A.S., Rose State College
B.S., University of Central Oklahoma
M.S., University of Oklahoma

"I am a second-year dental hygiene student at Rose State.  I am so proud to be part of this program because I know I am receiving the absolute best education in the field that I have chosen.  The faculty truly cares about me and pushes me to strive for excellence as a student and as a clinician.  Because of this, I know I will have a great career in dental hygiene."
Trisha Whitley
Dental Hygiene Student

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