Compare Health Technology Careers and Programs at Durham Tech



Deciding on a major? There are open seats in the following health technologies programs: Clinical Trials Research Associate, Health Information Technology, Dental Laboratory Technology, Medical Assisting, and Opticianry.

ProgramAverage Starting SalaryJob Duties
Clinical Trials Research Associate
AAS Day Program - 7 semesters
AAS Evening/Online Program - 7 semesters
Certificate Options - 4 semesters
Data Management Option - 4 semesters
$35,000 - $45,000
Spring start
Fall start
Spring and Fall start
Summer start
The curriculum prepares individuals to assist investigators and clinical researchers in the initiation, administration, coordination,and management of clinical research studies for the development of new drugs, clinical products, and treatment regimens. This program can be completed partially online.
Dental Laboratory Technology
Diploma Day Program - 5 semesters
Certificate Programs - 2 or 3 semesters
$18,000 - $24,000
Fall start
Fall start
The curriculum teaches the techniques and skills that enable graduates to fabricate artificial dental restorations, as prescribed by a licensed practicing dentist, and to function effectively in the dental laboratory.
Health Information Technology
AAS Day/Online program - 5 semesters
30,000 - $40,000
Fall start
The curriculum trains students to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. This program can be completed partially online.
Medical Assisting
AAS - 6 semesters
Diploma Day Program - 4 semesters
$26,500 - $33,000
Summer start
This program prepares students to become multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.
Nursing - Associate Degree
AAS Day Program - 5 Semesters
$40,000 - $45,000
Fall start
The curriculum is designed to prepare the graduate to assess, analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care. The program provides the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in all areas of the profession.
Nursing - LPN to Associate Degree
AAS Evening Program - 4 semesters
$40,000 - $45,000
Fall start, every other year
This program is designed for students that have already met the requirements to be a Licensed Practical Nurse and wish to further their education to include an Associates Degree.
Nursing - Practical
Diploma Day Program - 3 semesters
$28,000 - $34,000
Fall start
This program prepares the student to care for patients with a variety of common medical-surgical problems in various stages of illness and to apply to take the Licensure Examination, required for practice as a practical nurse.
Nursing Assistant
1 semester
$18,000 - $25,000
Start time varies
Students learn the basic nursing skills required to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. Through classroom instruction, laboratory work, and clinical rotations, students prepare to pass the NC Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation, a requirement to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
AAS Day Program - 6 semesters or
a 3-year, part-time option
$34,000 - $44,000
Summer start
OTA professionals work with people to improve their ability to participate in work, leisure, and self-care activities. The curriculum prepares graduates to work under the guidance and supervision of a registered occupational therapist (OTR/L) in all aspects of occupational therapy from screening and assessment to treatment and documentation.
AAS Day/Online Program - 5 semesters
Apprentice Certificate Option - 3 semesters
$35,000 - $45,000
Fall start
Fall start
This program trains the student to receive lens prescriptions from eye doctors, determine the size and style of eyeglasses desired by the customer, make lenses and cut them to fit into an eyeglass frame, and adjust finished glasses to fit the customer. This program can be completed partially online.
Pharmacy Technology
Diploma Day Program - 3 semesters
Retail: $13,500-$17,200
Hospital: $26,000-$33,000
Spring or Summer start
Supervised by a registered pharmacist, a pharmacy technician performs technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws. Students are trained to interpret physicians’ medication orders, fill orders to be checked by pharmacists, and deliver the orders to the patient.
Respiratory Therapy
AAS Day Program - 5 semesters
$35,000 - $37,000
Fall start
The respiratory therapy practitioner treats, manages, controls, and cares for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities related to breathing and associated organs. The curriculum trains students to perform specific testing techniques used in monitoring, evaluating, and treating of patients.
Surgical Technology
Diploma Day Program - 3 semesters
$30,000 - $32,000
Fall start
The curriculum trains students to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.
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