Healthcare Studies (Certificate)

Study healthcare at JCC

The Healthcare Studies certificate at Jamestown Community College prepares you for careers in the healthcare industry. You’ll be ready to enter the workforce immediately after graduation and pursue entry-level jobs in nursing, dental, medical, and health-related fields. According to area healthcare providers, job candidates with JCC’s Healthcare Studies certificate will be considered stronger employment prospects than potential job candidates without the certificate.

While at JCC, you’ll work with faculty and advisors to explore career paths in clinical healthcare. Your courses will help you build a foundation in general education, professional courses, and healthcare-related science.

You can also earn healthcare certifications while at JCC in subjects such as:

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

If you want to expand your studies, you can start with the Healthcare Studies certificate and ladder into programs such as JCC’s Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs. You can also enroll in any of JCC’s two-year programs at the same time as the Healthcare Studies certificate. For example, you can dual enroll in the certificate and the A.A.S. Individual Studies/Pre-Nursing program.

2019 median pay for healthcare support occupations: $28,470/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Gray area: Healthcare studies skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Explain, at a basic level, the scope of and main ideas within each facet of healthcare.
  • Identify the main structures of and explain the main functions of organ systems.
  • Apply a basic framework to understanding common diseases.
  • Utilize soft skills required by entry-level healthcare professions.
  • Consider how their interests, values, abilities, limitations, and strengths integrate with career or degree program choice.
  • Have the ability to successfully transfer into a healthcare degree program and/or compete for entry-level healthcare employment as aligned with the student's goals.

Jobs & programs after JCC

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.”

  • Nursing
  • Computed tomography
  • Dental technology
  • Diagnostic medical sonography
  • Echocardiography
  • Emergency medical technology
  • Patient & home health care
  • Massage & occupational therapy
  • Medical scribe
  • Paramedic technology
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Veterinary technology
  • Radiologic technology
  • Respiratory care
  • Surgical technology
  • Ultrasound technology
  • Veterinary technology
  • Vision care technology

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

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

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

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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