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Allied Health Sciences

Two healthcare workers on the job

Today, all areas of the expanding healthcare industry need bright, caring individuals who want to make a difference in the lives around them. In the health science programs at John Wood, you will learn through experiences in the classroom, lab and clinical setting. Receive comprehensive training and education with access to the latest equipment for practicing patient care. All programs are career oriented and prepare students for job placement and success.

Logo for the Path Grant - Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce

The PATH program, funded through an Illinois Community College Board grant, aims to serve, create, support and expand the opportunities for individuals in nursing and select health care pathways to obtain certificates and degrees, allowing them to enter and/or advance their careers in the health care industry.

The PATH grant provides free short-term and long-term education/training programs designed to help participants gain employment in high-wage and in-demand occupations within the health care field. Students receive supports, including compensation to help cover basic costs while receiving the training.

More information on the PATH Program

Career Opportunities

  • Ambulatory care clinics
  • Acute inpatient care
  • Certified surgical technologist
  • Emergency/critical care
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Public health

Employed By:

  • Blessing Hospital
  • Hannibal Regional Hospital
  • Quincy Medical Group
  • Sunset Home
  • St. Vincent’s Home
  • Illinois Veterans Home
  • Good Samaritan Home
  • Boone Hospital Center
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Hannibal Clinic
  • Missouri Baptist Hospital
  • Illini Community Hospital
  • Lewis County Nursing Home

Is Health Sciences the Right Path for You?

John Wood Community College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.  NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education that has comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education programs.

The curriculum for the health science programs has been developed to meet the degree granting and/or licensing requirements for the state of Illinois. We have not yet determined whether licensing requirements for any other state are met.

See our Out of State students page for more information.