Belmont College Announces New Degree and Certificate Programs

Belmont College researched the needs of the community and has developed new degree/certificate programs to launch this fall semester.

St. Clairsville, OH (April 13, 2023) – Belmont College is preparing to launch four new programs for the Fall 2023 Semester. The degrees/certificate were created in the areas of Computed Tomography (certificate), Laboratory Technician, Teacher Education, and Water Quality Technician.

The Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate program has been designed to provide the working Radiologic Technologist with the theoretical background and documented clinical experience necessary to apply to sit for the Computed Tomography registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The certificate is based on the curriculum suggested by the American Society for Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the clinical standards required by the ARRT. Much of the curriculum will be delivered online and the clinicals will be completed at an affiliated clinical setting. In order to enroll in the CT program, applicants must be a graduate of a JRCERT- recognized radiography program.The Laboratory Technician degree will prepare students with a variety of laboratory testing skills in order to assist a physician(s) in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Graduates of this program can work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, industry, research, and private testing centers. In Belmont’s Laboratory Technician program, students will learn and perform the current molecular diagnostic technologies in the field, including DNA testing for paternity, identification of pathogens, and inherited diseases.

The Teacher Education program is designed to provide students with the first two years of their Education Degree, and which offers them the ability to transfer credits to a four-year institution for their teaching degree, primary or secondary education. By receiving the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at Belmont, students can decrease tuition and the amount that they may need to borrow when transferring to a four-year college. In addition, students can still apply for financial aid and scholarships, further lowering attendance cost.

The Water Quality Technician degree program offers students a broad, science-based curriculum for those interested in pursuing a career in water testing and municipal water plant operation. In this program, emphasis is placed on water testing, environmental science, fresh and wastewater plant operation, as well as automation systems. Graduates may assist in the operation of municipal water facilities and will be able to test to become a Certified Class IV Water Supply or Wastewater Treatment Operator in the State of Ohio.

“We are continually exploring ways to provide relevant programs and instruction to serve the needs of our community,” said Dr. Paul F. Gasparro, President. “With these new program offerings, we hope to give students the opportunity to further their careers and afford a better life for their families.”

Belmont currently has a number of health sciences programs including Allied Health Administration, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding, Nursing, Phlebotomy Technician, and Radiology.

“Healthcare is one of the growing occupations in the area,” he continued. “Our Laboratory Technician and CT Certificate programs will assist individuals with the opportunity to advance in those careers by providing them with the critical skills and knowledge that they’ll need to secure employment.”

Additionally, the College has an Early Childhood Education program, along with several engineering and technology degree and certificate program options. The addition of the new programs in these degree areas offer students more options for career opportunities after they graduate.

According to Dr. Heather Davis, Dean of Academic Affairs, “We are excited to be offering these new programs in some of the most in-demand fields and look forward to announcing even more new program offerings this fall. We want to make sure to provide all the resources and opportunities we can to meet demands and train a qualified workforce.”

For more information about the new programs at Belmont College call 740.695.9500.

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