Equipment and instruments are available to instruct students in the skills they will need in their chosen careers. Concorde students acquire knowledge and technical skills through demonstrations, actual operation of equipment, and the practice of techniques. Among the major items of equipment available to Concorde students are the following (by program):

Dental Assistant Program

The dental laboratory area has four dental operatories. The dental lab room is equipped with lathes, model trimmers, bench grinders, vibrators, sterilization equipment, hydrocolloid units, and other teaching aids.

One operatory is designated for a local practicing dentist to see private patients. This provides students a unique opportunity for hands-on training and observation. This is a fully equipped, fully functional dental facility with dental x-ray units, including digital x-rays, darkroom, and teaching and x-ray mannequins.

Medical Assistant Program

This program has a laboratory stocked with medical test supplies and equipment, such as stethoscopes, glucometers, sphygmomanometers, examination and treatment tables, autoclaves, electrocardiograph machines, centrifuges, microscopes, teaching mannequins, and other teaching aids.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Equipment includes treatment tables, electromagnetic and electrical stimulation devices, biofeedback units, ultrasound, traction, thermal modalities and adaptive equipment. Therapeutic exercise equipment includes a treadmill, parallel bars, exercise balls, free weights, balance boards, and other devices that promote fine and gross motor skills. Assistive devices include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, and orthotics/braces. Assessment equipment includes stethoscopes, goniometers, postural screening boards, pulse oximeters, spirometers, and other teaching aids.

Respiratory Therapy Program

This program has a comprehensive laboratory equipped with oxygen devices, aerosol/humidity devices, lung expansion devices (intermittent positive pressure breathing machines, incentive spirometers, continuous positive airway pressure machines), mechanical ventilators (respirators), airway maintenance devices (suction machines, intubation tools, artificial airways), and ancillary equipment (arterial blood gas equipment, oximetry, capnography, pulmonary function equipment, mannequins), plus a library complete with respiratory and respiratory-related medical journals, texts, and audiovisual equipment.

Surgical Technology Program

This program has a lab equipped with an operating room bed, back tables, mayo stands, prep table, steam autoclave, overhead operating surgery light, anesthesia machine, disposable medical and surgical supplies, kick buckets, scrub sinks, supply storage cabinets, and other miscellaneous teaching aids.

During the enrollment process, students will sign a disclosure to include the location of the campus where they will attend along with their address. If a student changes their address during their enrollment, they should contact the Campus Registrar at the location where they are enrolled.

Vocational Nursing Program

The Vocational Nursing program offers catheters, nasogastric tubes, oxygen and masks, needles, syringes, suction machine, K-pad, wheelchairs, stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, Glucoscan, thermometers, ophthalmoscope, simulated patient units, teaching mannequins/models, sterile supplies, and other teaching aids.

Audiovisual Aids

Concorde’s programs are supported with reference books, charts, field trips, demonstrations, and other teaching aids. Speakers from business and industry are used when possible to supplement classroom instruction.