Chattanooga State Technical Community College was created in 1965 as a two-year co-educational college under the name of Chattanooga State Technical Institute. Two years later, they moved to its current location. In 1973, their name changed to their present name. The State Area Vocational-Technical School joined Chattanooga permanently in 1981. Today, this more comprehensive College serves the population of Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Grundy, Rhea, Marion and, of course, Chattanooga and Hamilton.
Chattanooga is a very broad and organized institution. Academically, it is structured in Academic Units, and one of them is the Division of Nursing & Allied Health. Here, you will find a wide-ranging list of options that will help you achieve your goals in regards to a health related profession. The areas of study offered in this Division are Dental Hygiene, Health Information Management, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Care. It is important to remark that most of them are not only accredited by recognized associations and organizations, but also affiliated to very well-known Clinical Facilities. In addition to those areas, CSTCC offers One Year Certificates, which are Dental Assistance and Emergency Medical Technology. One Year Advanced Certificates, encompassing Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy Technology and Paramedic, are also available. Advanced Patient Care and Management, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Mammography belong to the CSTCC One Semester Advanced Certificates.
CSTCC diversity of health related programs of study is due to the fact that Health Services has become one of the largest industries providing more than 11 million of jobs in the United States. Besides, paid training, tuition reimbursement, flexible work hours and child daycare services are offered by many health related establishments. They also assure that 45% of the fastest growing occupations are concentrated in this area and that around 13% of all jobs generated between the years 2000 and 2010 will be circumscribed to the health field.