Apr 09, 2020  
2019-20 Catalog 
2019-20 Catalog

Health Career Pathways

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Certificate Programs

Program Design

This program is designed to assist the student to achieve success in health care programs. Students will be provided with the foundation necessary for health care professions. Credits from this program may be applied toward health care programs requirements within Connecticut’s community college system. However, completion of this program does not guarantee an automatic acceptance into any health care program. Students are responsible for verifying specific requirements of their program of interest.


Students may enroll in the program on a full- or part-time basis.

Learning Outcomes

The general objectives are to provide students with an overview of the wide range of health care career paths. Coursework will include a segment on study skills, library and research component, and a discussion of a wide range of health care professions. Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate personal and professional organizational skills
  2. Identify and evaluate personal learning strategies
  3. Identify and/or describe at least five health care career professions
  4. Identify the physical requirements applicable to clinical training
  5. Research and explore various health care career choices via online/library research. Demonstrate how to conduct good evidenced-based medical research.
  6. List and define the basics of medical terminology
  7. Evaluate the medical risks associated with clinical training
  8. Demonstrate critical thinking through problem solving
  9. Demonstrate interpersonal skills as they relate to the classroom and clinical setting
  10. Define the current health care system and the impact it has on cost and access

Total Credits Required: 28


Participating colleges have prerequisites for above courses. Please consult the catalog at the community college you are attending for prerequisites and eligibility for the courses.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Certificate Programs