2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Oct 17, 2021  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hearing Instrument Science (A.A.S.)

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A.A.S. Degree: 64 Hours

The OTC Hearing Instrument Science (HIS) program is designed to prepare graduates to practice as Hearing Instrument Specialists in a variety of hearing healthcare settings, including private practice. This a flexible distance learning program with part time and full time enrollment options. We can accommodate local students as well as out of state students.

This program includes both lecture-based and hands-on coursework, as well as, supervised clinical education experiences. This program prepares graduates to function as a member of the hearing healthcare "team." The "team" includes: Hearing Instrument Specialists, Otologists, Audiologists, and Otolaryngologists. The May 2014 Occupational Employment statistics Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the estimated mean national wage for Hearing Instrument Specialists is $47,820.




As required by Missouri law, all degree programs must include instruction in both the U.S. and the Missouri State Constitution. This can be satisfied by either PLS 101  or HST 120 .

BCS 165  and BCS 205  may be substituted for BCS 115  , however, BCS 205  has a prerequisite of CHM 101 .

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