This one-year certificate can provide you with coursework in the basic sciences along with a concentration in specific health science areas.

With proper course selection, students who successfully complete the certificate can continue into one of the college's health science programs, transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce in one of many entry-level health care positions.

This program is offered by the Individual Studies Department.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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For those who wish to directly enter the workforce after graduation, some career possibilities include: home health care aide, health care administrative assistant, phlebotomist or EKG technician.
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Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Home Health Care Aide, $23,900; Medical Assistant, $31,560; Phlebotomist, $33,170; Emergency Medical Technician, $36,210.

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This certificate can also help prepare those who wish to enter one of the college's allied health programs but lack the prerequisite courses.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Brian Vlieg
INDIVIDUAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 319
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.