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Healthcare Studies (Certificate)

Earn a certificate in healthcare studies

You can earn a certificate in healthcare studies at Jamestown Community College and learn what it’s like to work in a health environment while exploring numerous career pathways. You’ll develop critical study strategies to pass science courses and acquire qualifications that make you a top job candidate, all within a year.

Our advisors, who specialize in the field, will help you explore and identify a career path in clinical healthcare. JCC’s certificate courses also will help you discover what it’s like to work as a healthcare professional as you learn foundational knowledge about the human body and disease and acquire communication, math, and soft skills. You can also earn related healthcare certifications while at JCC.

The healthcare studies program will help you obtain entry-level health related jobs such as personal care aide, medical assistant, and dental assistant. The program also serves as a ladder into associate degree programs such as nursing, occupational therapy assistant, dental hygiene, radiologic technology, and medical assisting. Students who enroll in this certificate may also simultaneously enroll in any of JCC’s two-year programs. For example, a student may select to dual enroll in this certificate and the A.A.S. Individual Studies/Pre-Nursing program.

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Study Opportunities

  • Ladder into advanced healthcare programs, such as registered nursing or occupational therapy assistant

Make Connections

  • Connect to local healthcare certifications such as phlebotomy, certified nurse assistant, and emergency medical technology

Certifications at JCC

AED | Barrier Precautions / Infection Control | CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers | Epinephrine auto-injector | First aid / responding to emergencies | HIIPA laws | Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) | Phlebotomy

Related Majors

Employer need and job growth

Local healthcare providers have noted a large, current need for medical scribes, medical assistants with certifications in ECG or phlebotomy, and patient care coordinators, including bilingual capabilities. They have stated that job candidates with this Healthcare Studies certificate will be considered stronger employment prospects than potential job candidates without the certificate.

Regionally, entry-level healthcare jobs relevant to this certificate have experienced growth ranging from 0.3% to 3.3%. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, home health aides and personal care aides are in the top five fastest growing occupations for 2018-2028.

According to the 2/14/18 JOBS eQ Economic Overview: Cattaraugus County, New York, “over the next 10 years, the fastest growing occupation group in Cattaraugus County, New York is expected to be Healthcare Support Occupations with a +0.4% year-over-year rate of growth. The strongest forecast by number of jobs over this period is expected for Personal Care and Service Occupations (+57 jobs) and Healthcare Support Occupations (+32).”

Jobs and programs after JCC

Obtain an entry-level healthcare job Ladder into an A.A.S. healthcare program

Certified nurse assistant
Clinical medical assistant
Clinical receptionist
Computed tomography
Dental assisting
Dental laboratory technology
Diagnostic medical sonography
Dispensing optician
EKG technician
ER admit clerks
Echocardiography
Emergency medical technology
Home health care aide
Licensed practical nurse
Massage therapy
Medical assistant
Medical scribe
Paramedic
Patient care coordinator
Pharmacy assistant
Phlebotomist
Veterinary assistant
Ward clerks

Cardiovascular technology
Dental hygiene
Diagnostic medical sonographer
Dispensing optician
Massage therapy
Medical assistant
Occupational therapy assistant
Paramedic
Patient care technician
Pharmacy technician
Physical therapy assistant
Polysomnographic technology
Radiologic technology
Radiation therapy technology
Respiratory care
Registered nurse
Sterile processing technician
Surgical technology
Ultrasound technology
Veterinary technology
Vision care technology

50% of program
Available Online
Available on
Both Campuses

Courses

Semester 1

Course Credits

HCR 1200: Introduction to Healthcare Studies

3

HCR 1210: Introduction to Disease

1

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

BIO 1500: Human Biology or

BIO 2510: Anatomy & Physiology I

4

Program Core Elective

Choose from the following list:

BIO 1450: Emergency Medical Technology

BIO 1500: Human Biology

BIO 1510: Health Science

BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I or BIO 1575: Biology: A Molecular Approach

BIO 1710: Personal Health and Safety

BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 2520: Anatoy and Physiology II

BIO 2531: Microbiology and BIO 2532: Microbiology Lab

BIO 2760: Nutrition

CHE 1500: Intro to Chemistry

CHE 1530: Allied Health Chemistry

CHE 1550: College Chemistry I

CHE 1560: College Chemistry II

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

CMM 2100: Communication at Work

CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication

CSC 1310: Intro to World Wide Web and CSC 1320: Intro to Electronic Word Press and CSC 1330: Intro to Electronic Spreadsheet or CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I

HIT 1410: Medical Terminology

HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures

HUM 1510: Achievement and Self

HUM 1550: Life/Career Planning

HUS 1210: Intro to Human Services

INT 1500: Master Student

PHE 1310: Healthy Weight Management

PHE 1510: Intro to Fitness

PHE 1530: Fundamentals of Movement

PHE 1590: Principles of Fitness and Wellness

PHE 1620: Fitness Concepts/Applications

3

Semester 2

Course Credits

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3

MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics (or higher)

3

Program Core Elective

Choose from the following list:

BIO 1450: Emergency Medical Technology

BIO 1500: Human Biology

BIO 1510: Health Science

BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I or BIO 1575: Biology: A Molecular Approach

BIO 1710: Personal Health and Safety

BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 2520: Anatoy and Physiology II

BIO 2531: Microbiology and BIO 2532: Microbiology Lab

BIO 2760: Nutrition

CHE 1500: Intro to Chemistry

CHE 1530: Allied Health Chemistry

CHE 1550: College Chemistry I

CHE 1560: College Chemistry II

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

CMM 2100: Communication at Work

CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication

CSC 1310: Intro to World Wide Web and CSC 1320: Intro to Electronic Word Press and CSC 1330: Intro to Electronic Spreadsheet or CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I

HIT 1410: Medical Terminology

HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures

HUM 1510: Achievement and Self

HUM 1550: Life/Career Planning

HUS 1210: Intro to Human Services

INT 1500: Master Student

PHE 1310: Healthy Weight Management

PHE 1510: Intro to Fitness

PHE 1530: Fundamentals of Movement

PHE 1590: Principles of Fitness and Wellness

PHE 1620: Fitness Concepts/Applications

3

Program Core Elective

Choose from the following list:

BIO 1450: Emergency Medical Technology

BIO 1500: Human Biology

BIO 1510: Health Science

BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I or BIO 1575: Biology: A Molecular Approach

BIO 1710: Personal Health and Safety

BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 2520: Anatoy and Physiology II

BIO 2531: Microbiology and BIO 2532: Microbiology Lab

BIO 2760: Nutrition

CHE 1500: Intro to Chemistry

CHE 1530: Allied Health Chemistry

CHE 1550: College Chemistry I

CHE 1560: College Chemistry II

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

CMM 2100: Communication at Work

CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication

CSC 1310: Intro to World Wide Web and CSC 1320: Intro to Electronic Word Press and CSC 1330: Intro to Electronic Spreadsheet or CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I

HIT 1410: Medical Terminology

HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures

HUM 1510: Achievement and Self

HUM 1550: Life/Career Planning

HUS 1210: Intro to Human Services

INT 1500: Master Student

PHE 1310: Healthy Weight Management

PHE 1510: Intro to Fitness

PHE 1530: Fundamentals of Movement

PHE 1590: Principles of Fitness and Wellness

PHE 1620: Fitness Concepts/Applications

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