Providing Quality Health Education for Rural Missourians

We educate and prepare generalists to have the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to work in both traditional and emerging areas of practice.

Programs currently offered by MHPC are OTA, PTA, and MLT.

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Number of Jobs In The United States:

OTA 2016 Median Pay:

$56,070 per year

PTA 2016 Median Pay:

$45,290 per year

MLT 2016 Median Pay:

$50,930 per year

*From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Therapy Assistant

The MHPC OTA Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Individuals will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) upon successful completion of coursework and passing of the national certification exam. In addition, Missouri requires licensure to practice; however, acquisition of a state license is based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

The Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program has aligned with the currently established State Technical College of Missouri (formerly Linn State Technical College) PTA Program in Jefferson City. Students interested in enrolling in the MHPC PTA Program can find more information regarding the State Technical College Program at

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Medical Lab Technician

The MHPC MLT Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). Individuals will become a Medical Laboratory Technician upon successful completion of coursework, clinical rotations and passing the national certification examination through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC). The curriculum includes on-campus or virtual classroom instruction, on-campus laboratory instruction and an off-campus clinical rotation component encompassing the areas of Hematology and Coagulation, Clinical Microbiology, Parasitology, Mycology and Virology, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis, Immunology and Phlebotomy.

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