Allied Health Science Core
Ogeechee Technical College


Meet the Faculty

Rebecca Hobbs Ward, RN
Health Science Core Instructor

Rebecca Ward began teaching at Ogeechee Technical College as an adjunct instructor in August 2017 and joined the full-time Health Science faculty in January 2018. Rebecca became a Registered Nurse in 1995 and has worked in Intensive Care and the Hospice environment since that time.  She taught grant-funded courses through the Georgia Department of Public Health for eight years and taught various courses about palliative care through Ogeechee Area Hospice. 

Rebecca graduated from Middle Georgia College in Cochran Georgia and holds certifications as AHA Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and the HPCC Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse.


Keith Waters

Allied Health Science Core Instructor

Office: Rm 523
Health Sciences South Bldg.

Keith Waters began teaching at Ogeechee Technical College in January 2013. He teaches courses in diploma and degree level Anatomy and Physiology. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Science Education (Biology) from Georgia Southern University, as well as a DC from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. He has taught in the Technical College System of Georgia for over seven years.

Program Goals

The Health Professions Related Studies Program seeks to:

  1. Help individuals to develop the self-confidence and motivation to seek out opportunities in education, employment and relationships.

  2. Develop excellent communication skills in students that will enable them to be effective in caring for people in the healthcare field.

  3. Assist students to develop skills in both critical thinking and problem solving areas.

  4. Promote a high standard of moral and ethical values that will allow students to effectively serve in health professions.


Program Purpose Statement

The purpose of these core curriculum courses is to provide students entering the Health Professions programs a basic foundation in health care.

Program Courses

ALHS 1011 - Structure and Function of the Body
ALHS 1040 - Introduction to Health Care
ALHS 1090 - Medical Terminology


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