Do you have a question that isn't on our list below? Contact us any time or feel free to reach out to our program directors for more information about our health technologies programs.

Do I need to earn an Associate of Science degree before I pursue a health program?


Lakeland's health programs curriculum is specific to each specialty field. Current or former students who wish to pursue a health technologies program should meet with an academic counselor to determine pre-requisites and other requirements needed to be formally accepted in a health program. Health technologies degree programs lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Those who have never attended Lakeland must first apply to the college at Once admitted to the college, you can make an appointment to meet with an academic counselor to evaluate transcripts and determine next steps.

Why do I need to apply separately to a health tech program? I already applied to the college.

Lakeland's health technologies programs are academically rigorous. For students to have the best chance at success, they must first complete certain requirements. Each health technologies program has different requirements that must be met.

Once students have completed all prerequisites, they can formally apply to a health technologies program and be placed in the next available opening. Depending on the program, students may be able to start in the next available cohort or may be placed on a waitlist.

The only programs that do not have pre-requisites to start are Nursing Assistant and EMT-Basic.

Don't I need to have a bachelor's degree to start working in health care?


Lakeland's Health Programs prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be hired upon successful completion of the program and passing exams to become credentialed in their field, which are required to become licensed to practice the state of Ohio.

Oftentimes, health care employers will pay for tuition toward earning a bachelor's degree if the employee wishes to pursue additional education later.

Associate of Science vs. Associate of Applied Science – what is the difference?

The "Applied" in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree means that you can apply the specific skills learned in your specialty area right away on the job.

The Associate of Science degree does not provide applicable job skills for health technologies programs.

Is there an age limit to pursue health technologies programs?


Our health programs are for anyone with an interest in the health care field. We have many adults in health programs.

From parents who have raised children and now want to pursue something for themselves, to professionals who have decided to switch careers, our students come from all backgrounds and all stages of life.

What is "allied health?"

Allied health is the term used to describe all health care professionals other than doctors, nurses, and dentists.

I need a job quickly. What is the fastest way to get into health care?

Health care certificates are the fastest options to be job-ready in about 1 year or less.

Certificates can be stand alone, or you can stack several to "build your own degree" as part of Lakeland's Multi-Skilled Health Technology degree.

You can also earn certificates in addition to pursuing any other health technologies AAS degree. Many students gather several credentials from different areas, which makes them more sought after by health care employers.

Can I talk with the program director to find out more about the specialty I'm interested in?


Go to and click on a program from the list to find the contact information for each area.

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