Clark State Community College has joined the Northwest Ohio Allied Health Education Consortium (NOAHEC) in order to expand its allied health offerings to include Radiographic Imaging Technology, Respiratory Care Practitioner and Occupational Therapist Assistant.
The NOAHEC is a partnership that currently includes Marion Technical College, Northwest State Community College, Rhodes State College and Urbana University. Students will be enrolled at both Clark State and Rhodes State and complete their general education classes and basic program classes through Clark State at one of our campuses or online. Technical courses will be taught by Rhodes State faculty through distance learning on the Clark State campus. Clinical requirements will take place at a regional healthcare facility. Periodically, students will need to travel to the Rhodes State campus in Lima for skills lab instruction and hands-on practice.
"The NOAHEC is a great example of the University System of Ohio at work," said Dr. Karen Rafinski, president, Clark State. "Partnerships like this enable each college to focus on their areas of specialty, maximize the considerable resources it requires to operate these health programs and expand their areas of service to make affordable education available to students throughout this region of the state."
The Respiratory Care Practitioner and Occupational Therapist Assistant programs start in June 2012 and the Radiographic Imaging Technologist program starts in fall semester, August 2012. Academic qualifications for these programs include:
- Completion of the American College Test (ACT). This is required of all students seeking admission to the Respiratory Care, Occupational Therapist Assistant, or Radiographic Imaging associate degree program. ACT testing is available at Rhodes State Community College in June.
- Qualifying scores are an ACT composite score of 20 or higher; individual test scores of 20 or higher in mathematics and natural science; and individual test scores of 18 or higher in English and reading. Students who do not score at or above the minimum scores may qualify for acceptance through successful completion of the respective developmental course(s) with a grade of C or higher. Students who have already completed the respective college level course would meet qualification requirements.
- High school or life experiences with computers or successful completion of preparatory or college level computer class.
- Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in previous college course work.
Additional information about NOAHEC is available at the consortium website. Students may also contact Brook Smith, Academic Advisor for the NOAHEC at Rhodes State at (419) 995-8189 with questions and for qualification screening appointments.
Clark State students interested in one of these programs must apply to Rhodes States online. Students should indicate they are applying to the Northwest Ohio Allied Health Consortium and that they are from Clark State by checking the appropriate boxes at the top of the application.