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Educational preparation toward a career in a health profession will open up a world of opportunities to you.  The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a “faster than average” to “much faster than average” growth in each of our allied health and nursing preparation areas for the years  2016-2026, including the projected need for approximately 438,000 new nurses by the year 2026.  Wallace Community College is ready for the challenge our nation’s health care shortage brings and wants to meet your individual education needs.  This projected employment growth in healthcare is driven by technological advancements, an increased emphasis on preventative care, and the aging population who will demand more healthcare services as they live longer and more active lives.

The College currently offers seven different entry-level fields of study for your future needs, including Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing (LPN), Emergency Medical Services (EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic), Medical Assisting (Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy), Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Therapist.  In the fall 2019 WCC anticipates adding a Surgical Technology program. In addition, Registered Nurses, both graduates of our ADN program and others within the community, also have the opportunity to achieve career mobility toward their bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) through RN to BSN mobility partnerships established with four-year institutions within our state.   Specific information about each of our health programs and RN to BSN mobility, along with contact information for the faculty and staff, is available through links provided within this site.   Our program faculty are educationally and professionally qualified and seek to prepare graduates for success on national credentialing examinations and gainful employment in the health care workforce.  

Along with the proven records of achievement, programs within the College’s Health Sciences are fortunate to have two outstanding student resources available to our students.  The Health Sciences Resource Center (HSRC), located on the 3rd floor of the Heersink Family Health Science Building on the Wallace Campus in Dothan, originated as part of a U. S. Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training Grant.  The HSRC provides on-campus and on-line supplemental resources to students in each of the health programs. The Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC), located on the 1st floor of the Heersink Family Health Science Building on the Wallace Campus in Dothan, is home to one of the largest collections of high-fidelity human patient simulators in the Southeast.  Through simulation experiences within the health programs at WCC, students within the Health Sciences are able to adapt to changes in health care and achieve their mission to provide safe care to those in need of care.   

Thank you for your interest in the Health Sciences at WCC and in a healthcare career.  Please let me know if I can assist you in any way.

Kathy M. Buntin
Associate Dean, Health Sciences
Email: kbuntin@wallace.edu
Phone: (334) 556-2292

Ms. Sheila McKnight
Secretary, Associate Dean, Health Sciences
Email: smcknight@wallace.edu
Phone: (334) 556-2448