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.
Hearing Instrument Science Program Requirements - 43 Credit Hours
you have taken MTH 110 prior to the fall 2018 semester
you have previously taken BCS 145 and BCS 146
General Education Requirements - 18 Credit Hours
The Missouri Department of Higher Education has identified a common set of general education courses that have been adopted statewide. These courses are called the "CORE 42." CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.
Courses in knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicates courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.
Courses that do not have this designation may still transfer to public and private colleges and universities in Missouri and elsewhere, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer to confirm.