Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Careers in Health Sciences

Professional careers in the health industry continue to be among the fastest growing in Southeast Michigan, and there’s no sign of that momentum slowing down. For decades, Oakland Community College has proudly provided highly-trained individuals to fill the needs of area employers, and help people live higher-quality lives.

With state-of-the-art facilities and highly-skilled professional faculty members, the tradition continues as OCC offers a wide range of cutting-edge training in some of the fastest growing fields within the health industry. Programs offer an integrated approach to learning that allows students to improve their marketable skills as a healthcare professional.

Students that complete the health services career pathway quality programs find rewarding opportunities in several fields including the following:

Need to Know

Many of the health programs require a mandatory criminal history check and drug screening prior to starting the clinical portion of a program. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor will preclude eligibility on admission to the clinical portion of these programs. It’s the student's responsibility to check a program's guidelines to determine if this is a requirement.

The Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs require an admission exam administered at OCC’s Auburn Hills campus.

The Skills to Succeed

Today’s workforce demands highly skilled and knowledgeable employees. Our health profession programs offer an integrated approach to learning which allows students to increase their marketable skills as a healthcare professional. In traditional classroom and clinical settings our programs emphasize the skills and knowledge you’ll need to be successful in a fast-growing and high-demand healthcare career.


Flexible Programs for Working Adults

Designed for those already working in the health professions as well as those just starting, our programs offer students the flexibility they need to balance personal, work and academic demands. In particular our Nursing and Medical Assisting programs offer multiple options for advancement.

To learn more about our health profession and technology curriculum, click on the program names listed to the right for more extensive information.

Many of the health programs require a mandatory criminal history check and drug screening on all students prior to starting the clinical portion of a program. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor will preclude eligibility on admission to the clinical portion of these programs. It is the student's responsibility to check a program's guidelines to determine if this is a requirement.


 Admission Exam Requirement

The Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs require an admission exam. This exam is administered at the Auburn Hills campus.

HESI EXAM INFORMATION