Health Profession applicants who previously attended an HPO may turn in their completed application packet at the Howard College Library Return Drop Off starting April 6th. The application will not require a financial aid sign off at this time. If you have questions or were not able to attend an HPO and are interested in our programs, please contact Debbie Sartain at
Registered Nurse
The Registered Nursing (RN) program is a two year Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program that offers college credit. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Vocational Nursing
A 12 month Certificate program that offers college credit. It is designed to prepare students to perform direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or physician.
Transition LVN to RN
The Transition Associate Degree Nursing Program is a 12 month program that has been developed for the currently licensed Vocational Nurse.
Paramedic EMS
The EMS-Paramedic Program is a fast-paced, condensed program that covers 41 credit hours in less than 12 months. Once accepted into the program, students attend class 40 hours per week. Once completed, graduates are able to take the national exams and work in a variety of areas.
Radiologic Tech
The Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the ever-changing health care environment.
Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care is a two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The Howard College Respiratory Care – Advanced Level AAS program (200442), located in San Angelo is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
Surgical Tech
The Surgical Technology Program is a 9-month certificate program, once accepted, that offers college credit, beginning in the fall of each year. The program is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
The Medical Assistant Program is a 12-month certificate program that offers college credit. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to make application to take the certification exam with American Medical Technologist to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Howard College offers 9 avenues of study in Health Professions in San Angelo. Please click one of the options below for program specific information and department contacts.