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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, and even cosmetology 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 2018 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 facilities, 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 - Cosmetology
General Technology - Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
General Technology - Fitness Specialist
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
Fitness Specialist
Medical Office Specialist
Nail Technology
Pharmacy Technician
Tax Preparer

Noncredit Continuing Education Courses (earn CEUs)

Careers in Health Information Management
Careers in Non-Patient Care
Careers in Patient Care
CPR, First Aid and Health Care Skills
Creative Careers - Cosmetology
Fitness Professionals
Health and Fitness
Health Care Professional Skills Enhancement
Pets and Animals

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