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Health, Human and Personal Services

The demand for health care and personal services professionals is growing. As the baby-boom generation ages and people remain active later in life, health care and personal services industries will need more professionals in a wider variety of fields. These fields include health information management, human services, medical assisting, pharmacy, radiology, dental services, nursing, fitness and nutrition, cosmetology and barbering, and veterinary care.

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Career Spotlight: EMT

Make a difference while working in a challenging, fast-paced environment as an emergency medical technician. EMTs provide emergency care in a pre-hospital setting, caring for patients on the scene and transporting them to a medical facility if necessary.

Trident Tech's accredited Emergency Medical Technology program offers hands-on learning as well as classroom learning with experienced instructors. Internship and clinical experiences prepare you for the real world. Earn an associate degree or one (or more) of the following certificates:

Our graduates get jobs! The placement rate for Trident Tech EMT graduates for 2020 was 100%.

Free Tuition Available for 70+ programs

Trident Technical College can prepare you for a career in any of these fields and more, with state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on learning, clinicals, simulation labs and experienced instructors. Graduates find jobs with mental health centers, family services agencies and addiction treatment programs as well as in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, clinics, fitness and wellness facililities, salons and resorts.


Good interpersonal and communication skills are a must in health care and personal services professions. You should be organized, compassionate and empathetic, have an aptitude for health sciences and enjoy working with people. You should also be good at decision-making, thinking quickly and working under pressure. Successful professionals are committed to learning new skills and staying current on new technology and techniques.

Transfer Opportunities

Students interested in transferring to a four-year college for a bachelor’s degree in health, human or personal services can get their start at TTC. While some applied science programs include transferable courses, the Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree is better suited for most transfer students. Advisors can help you select the best program and courses to meet your transfer goals.

Associate Degrees

Dental Hygiene
Emergency Medical Technology
General Technology - Barbering
General Technology - Cosmetology
General Technology - Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
General Technology - Medical Assisting
Health Information Management
Human Services
Management - Fire Service
Medical Laboratory Technology
Nursing - ADN
Nursing - ADN - LPN to ADN
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care
University Transfer - Associate in Science
Veterinary Technology


Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
Medical Assisting
Practical Nursing


Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technician
Medical Office Specialist
Nail Technology
Tax Preparer

Workforce Training Courses (earn CEUs - Continuing Education Units)

BLS Healthcare Provider
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Coding Specialist
Dialysis Technician
Electrocardiography (ECG)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
IV Catheter Insertion
Massage Therapy
Medical Assistant (MA)
Patient Care Technician (PCT)
Phlebotomy Training Program
Sterile Processing Technician

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Dental Hygiene and Assisting
Dietary Manager
Emergency Medical Technology
Health Information Management
Human Services
Massage Therapy
Medical Assisting
Medical Lab Technology
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapy Assisting
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care
Sterile Processing
Veterinary Technology
University Transfer