Savannah Technical College’s Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare students to write the licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences is planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a practical nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse.
The Welding and Joining Technology diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding and Joining Technology diploma, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician and are prepared to take qualification tests.
The apartment and hospitality industry is growing and opportunities exist for skilled maintenance technicians. Savannah Technical College is pleased to offer a new training program that will allow students to develop the required skills by earning the ANSI accredited Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT).
Builds upon the skills mastered in the Nurse Aide Specialization and includes blood drawing techniques, EKG measurement, basic wound care, basic respiratory care, colostomy care, and bladder catheter insertion.
The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting diploma.
The Paramedicine applied associate in science degree program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The Paramedicine degree program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field. The Paramedic degree program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and American Dental Association (ADA) accredited Dental Hygiene program at Savannah Technical College offers a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the dental profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Registered and licensed dental hygienists work in a variety of professional settings. The public is most familiar with dental hygienists in the private dental office, where they perform numerous critical services designed to detect and prevent diseases of the mouth. These include oral prophylaxis; examining the head, neck, and oral areas for signs of disease; educating patients about oral hygiene; taking or developing radiographs; and applying fluoride or sealants. In this setting, registered dental hygienists play a vital role in protecting the oral health of the American public. Program graduates receive an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene.
The Dental Hygiene Degree program utilizes a competitive entry process and requires the completion of the Heath Care Science—Dental Hygiene Track Technical Certificate of Credit as a part of the its admission. Applications are accepted the first Monday of November through the first Friday of May of each year for a Fall (August) start.
The Dental Hygiene program starts one (1) cohort each academic year. Meeting the minimal program requirements does not guarantee acceptance in the program. For additional information on program requirements, click on the link below or contact the department head for the Dental Hygiene program.
Note: Students may be required to successfully pass criminal background check and drug screen analysis before placement in clinical settings.
Dental Hygiene Application
Area I—Language Arts/Communication:
ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3
AREA II – Social/Behavioral Sciences:
SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3
Area III – Natural Sciences/Mathematics:
CHEM1211LChemistry Lab I1
CHEM1151Survey of Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM1151LSurvey of Inorganic Chem Lab1
Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts (Select One)
HUMN1101Introduction to Humanities3
Non General Education Degree Courses:
BIOL2113Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIOL2113LAnatomy/Physiology Lab I1
BIOL2114Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL2114LAnatomy/Physiology Lab II1
BIOL2117LIntro Microbiology Lab1
DHYG1000Tooth Anatomy/Root Morphology2
DHYG1020Head and Neck Anatomy2
DHYG1040Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lec2
DHYG1050Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lab2
DHYG1110Clinical Dental Hygiene I Lec2
DHYG1111Clinical Dental Hygiene I Lab3
DHYG1010Oral Embryology and Histology1
DHYG2010Clinical Dental Hygiene II Lecture2
DHYG2020Clinical Dental Hygiene II Lab2
DHYG1206Pharmacology and Pain Control3
DHYG2080Clinical Dental HygieneIII Lec2
DHYG2090Clinical Dental HygieneIII Lab4
DHYG2070Community Dental Health3
DHYG2130Clinical Dental Hygiene IV Lec2
DHYG2140Clinical Dental Hygiene IV Lab4
Minimum Length of Program: 5 Term(s) –Once formally admitted into the program.
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 83
Academic Advisor Health Science
The Culinary Arts Degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for the culinary profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of culinary theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Culinary Arts degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the culinary field as cooks, bakers, or caterers/culinary managers.
The Commercial Truck Driving certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program is based on the definition of a truck driver as one who operates a commercial motor vehicle of all different sized and descriptions on all types of roads. At the completion of the program, the student is administered the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.
The CISCO Network Specialist program teaches how to build, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks. Students also learn how to connect these networks to other networks and the Internet
The Certified Warehouse and Distribution Specialist (CWDS) Technical Certificate of Credit Program provides instruction that will allow graduates to function safely and effectively in the warehouse environment. Topics include workforce skills, warehousing and distribution processes, technology skills, and representative warehousing skills.
The Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for entry-level employment in a manufacturing environment. Topics include organization principles, workplace skills, manufacturing production, automated manufacturing skills, and representative manufacturing skills.
The Basic Law Enforcement Certificate program provides students with the necessary skills, standards, and knowledge in order to become qualified, proficiency trained, ethical and competent peace officers in criminal justice careers. Successful completion of the program enables the student to become eligible to be certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards Training Council (P.O.S.T.) as a Georgia Peace Officer.
Aircraft structural technicians build new equipment and conduct repairs. Manufacturing work is based on customer orders in a team assembly environment. Repair work is typically paid hourly and on an as needed basis but training is needed for all types of aircraft (old and new) and is dependent on customers needing repairs.
The Air Conditioning Technology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the air conditioning industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.
Students obtaining an Accounting Associates Degree will be able to enter the work force as accounting paraprofessionals with the skills necessary to handle financial accounting tasks such as maintaining a set of books for business entities, account classifications, subsidiary record accounting, fixed and intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnerships, corporations and long-term liabilities. They will also be able to handle managerial accounting tasks such as financial statement analysis, job costing, cost behavior and cost-volume-profit analysis budgets, capital investment analysis; accounting for payroll, using computerized accounting systems, using spreadsheet for accounting applications, and income tax preparation.
provides training in the core interpersonal and technical skills required to deliver exceptional customer service in a broad range of customer contact jobs.
prepares the newly or soon to be promoted supervisor with skills required to manage the work of employees, including all aspects of managerial functions including hiring, training, communicating, planning, coaching, mentoring, motivating, corrective action measures and performance appraisals/evaluations.