Healthcare is an umbrella term that houses numerous jobs, all with varying skills and responsibilities. There are frontline caregivers who provide direct care to patients, medical technologists that are certified in specific devices, and people who work in the offices of medical practices.

Each of these careers has its own specific academic preparations, and require different amounts of time to be “job-ready” - so students interested in a career in healthcare should work closely with an advisor when planning their coursework. 

This area of study holds many opportunities for students with a wide set of interests and backgrounds, but with the common thread of providing excellent service to patients and making a difference in other people's lives.

Programs of Study

EMT Training

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This 15-credit training course is offered annually at CC and provides training to work as an EMT.

Medical assistant

Medical Assistant

Get the training you need to provide a wide range of services to healthcare practitioners and patients.
nursing assistant

Nursing Assistant

Train to work as a CNA to assist in the care of clients and patients in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.


Train to become a Registered Nurse in two years, To complete with the core classes needed to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing, see Pre-Health below.


Gain the hands-on training to collect medical samples and work with labs.

Pre-Health (Transfer)

Complete the first two years of an education targeted to healthcare professions.
  • PE-Exercise Science
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine



Career & Technical Education
Tech (TEC) Building, Room 114