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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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Health Sciences

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High stakes learning for the health of our community.

As you walk through Howard Community College’s Health Sciences building, you may see what looks at first glance like a cardiovascular technologist assisting with insertion of a catheter into a patient’s major artery, a hospital intensive care unit with nurses checking IVs and giving injections, a radiologic technologist taking X-Rays, or an ambulance with paramedics trying to keep a patient alive. Welcome to the 21st century, with HCC students learning vital skills through state-of-the-art simulation technology.

HCC Health Science programs remain in the forefront of innovative health care training that prepare students to meet career goals and workforce demand in an affordable and expedient way. In addition to a renowned nursing program, one of the largest in the state, the Health Sciences Division offers associate degree and certificate programs in over a dozen in-demand allied health fields.

For noncredit allied health certification programs and courses, visit HCC’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division.

The college also has affiliations that provide Howard County students with greater accessibility to designated health care education programs throughout the state, including: the Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium; and the opportunity to take pre-requisite science and math courses at the Laurel College Center, a regional higher education center founded by HCC and Prince Georges Community College.

Whether your goal is career entry and professional licensing, or you are currently in the health care field seeking advancement or transition into another specialization, you can get there from here!

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Important information on student health/clinical forms and requirements before beginning coursework.

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