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Academic Programs

Basic Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) typically are dispatched to the scene of an incident by a 911 operator and often with or are themselves police and/or fire officers. Once they arrive, they determine the nature and extent of the patient's condition and try to ascertain whether the patient has preexisting medical problems.

Child Development and Early Education

There are three program options in Child Development and Early Education. Each addresses the various components of high quality early education and care in a variety of settings and for all ages, including infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children.

Community Health Service Education

We offer a variety of health care programs that will quickly qualify you for a job. These programs range in length from less than one semester to three. You can take classes while keeping your current job, or immerse yourself in your new field.

Dental Hygiene

The program begins each fall semester with a cohort of students and upon successful completion of the 79 credit hour program, an Associate of Applied Science Dental Hygiene degree is granted from the college. The curriculum is taught using small group instruction with experienced and dedicated faculty providing hands-on training with state of the art equipment, including dental hygiene clinical experience in our on-campus patient care clinic.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonography, or ultrasonography, is the use of sound waves to generate an image used for assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions. Diagnostic medical sonographers, also known as ultrasonographers, use special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient's body. Students are admitted in summer with a limited number of openings each year.

Fitness/Physical Conditioning/Weight Training

We offer a variety of fitness and physical conditioning classes that are designed to advance the overall health of the student. Emphasis is placed on learning appropriate exercise techniques as well as general wellness principles.


We offer a selection of courses aimed at practical fitness and wellness education. Many of the courses emphasize personal growth and understanding of medical and nutritional advancements.

Human Services, Aging Studies and Social Work

Human services workers are individuals with specialized training as a helping professional. They assist human services professional staff, such as social workers or psychologists. They may hold a wide variety of jobs in group homes and halfway houses; in mental health and correctional centers; in family, child and service agencies.

Kinesiology/Prof Fitness Leader

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Students who graduate with an Associate's degree in Kinesiology will be able to work in entry level positions in fitness leadership, wellness promotion, corporate wellness, etc., or transfer to a four-year institution in the field of Kinesiology.


Massage therapists manipulate the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints to relax or reduce pain in patients or customers. Massage therapists may be self-employed in private practice, employed in a variety of health care settings, in health and beauty spas, in sports or exercise complexes, or in large lodging and travel facilities.

Military Medic and Advanced EMT to Paramedic

We offer a Certificate of Achievement (CA) for the military medic and advanced EMT to paramedic transition. In addition, individuals can continue onward to receive an associate degree (AAS) in Emergency Medical Services and/or Nursing upon successful completion of their paramedic education.


We offer several delivery options in the Nursing Program. Graduates who successfully complete the first level of the program earn a certificate and are eligible to take the national exam for Practical Nurse. Graduates who successfully complete the second level of the program earn an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences and are eligible to take the national exam for Registered Nurse.


The Paramedic Program continues its widely recognized status as one of the strongest in the State of Michigan. We offer two options for completing the Paramedic Program with a course of study preparing the Basic EMT in advanced techniques of administering care in life threatening situations.

Radiologic Technology/MRI

Radiologic Technologists, also called radiographers, take x-rays and administer non-radioactive materials into patients' blood streams for diagnostic purposes. They also produce x-ray films (radiographs) of internal parts of the body for use in diagnosing medical problems.

Surgical Technology

The surgical technologist is the person who stands elbow-to-elbow with the surgeon and passes the instruments. After the surgeon, the surgical technologist is the person closest to the surgery. It is his or her job to maintain the sterile field and to respond to the surgeon's needs.

Health and Human Services at Lansing Community College

Health and Human Services Division
HHS Bldg, Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
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