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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Career Pathways*

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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


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

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.

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