Diagnostics Program Overview

Diagnostic healthcare professionals use instruments to aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, or other physical conditions.

Get Actual Experience

  • Perform dermal puncture and venipuncture
  • Test blood & body fluids using medical equipment
  • Grow & study bacteria & learn about new superbugs
  • Practice diagnostic tests using sonography & electrocardiography equipment
  • Perform respiratory assessments and treatments
  • Potential to earn a phlebotomy internship & certification
  • Earn CPR certification

Get a Foundation in...

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Cardiovascular testing
  • Diagnostic imaging (radiology, MRI, CT scan, nuclear medicine, ultrasound)
  • Clinical Laboratory methods & equipment
  • Phlebotomy (dermal puncture and venipuncture)
  • Respiratory care
  • Scientific research & writing

Explore Careers

Sample a variety of health careers through job shadows in clinical settings and field trips

Potential Careers

  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Microbiologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Pathologist
  • Radiologist
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Medical Assistant


  • BLS - Basic Life Support - Healthcare Provider CPR

  • Students may qualify (age, test, attendance, rec) for a phlebotomy internship and then are qualified for a certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

    • (must be 18 years old before end of school year, complete internship and pass exam to get certification)

College Credit Options

Students with 2.5 and above GPA are qualified to apply for direct credit with Ferris State University. 

Students have the opportunity to enroll with Ferris State University and take The US Healthcare Systems Course (COHP 101).