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Health Sciences Areas of Study

Connecting HCC Areas of Study with Careers and Jobs

Click on an HCC area of study to see a description of the program. 
To learn about careers associated with an area of study, click on the appropriate link in the column titled "Career Information Associated With HCC Area of Study." 

It is important to note that some occupations may require additional education and training beyond your degree, certificate, or letter of recognition from HCC. The primary reference for occupational information is generated from the U.S. Government website, O*NET.

For more information on “What Can You Do With a Major In…at Howard Community College,” register for the career planning system, FOCUS-2.  

HCC Area of StudyCareer Information Associated With HCC Area of Study
Accelerated Cardiovascular Program for Hospital Trainees - CertificateCardiovascular Technology
Aging Services - Arts & Sciences A.A. DegreeAging Services
Athletic Training - Arts & Sciences A.A. DegreeAthletic Training
Cardiac Monitoring and Analysis – CertificateCardiovascular Technology
Cardiovascular Technology for Health Professionals - CertificateCardiovascular Technology
Cardiovascular Technology–Invasive Technologist  A.A.S. DegreeCardiovascular Technology
Dental Hygiene -  A.A.S. DegreeDental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography  - A.A.S. DegreeDiagnostic Medical Sonography
EMT-Intermediate to Paramedic Bridge - CertificateEmergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic  A.A.S.DegreeEmergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic   CertificateEmergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
Exercise Science - Arts & Sciences A.A. DegreeExercise Science
Exercise Science - Martial Arts - CertificateExercise Science
Exercise Science - Personal Training - CertificateExercise Science
Health Care for the Professional - A.A.S. DegreeHealth Care Management
Health Care Management - Arts & Sciences A.A. DegreeHealth Care Management 
Health Education - Arts & Sciences A.A. DegreeHealth Education
Human Services - Arts & Sciences A.A. DegreeHuman Services
Human Services - CertificateHuman Services
Medical Laboratory Technician - A.A.S DegreeMedical Laboratory Technician
Licensed Practical Nursing - CertificateLicensed Practical Nursing
LPN Pathway Sequence - Nursing A.A. DegreeLicensed Practical Nursing
Nursing - A.A. DegreeNursing
Nursing - Accelerated - A.A. DegreeNursing
Nutrition - Arts & Sciences A.A. DegreeNutrition
Physical Therapist Assistant - A.A.S. DegreePhysical Therapist Assistant
Public Health - Arts & Sciences A.A. DegreePublic Health
Radiologic Technology - A.A.S. DegreeRadiologic Technology
Respiratory Care - A.A.S. DegreeRespiratory Care
Surgical Technology - A.A.S. DegreeSurgical Technology
Surgical Technology - CertificateSurgical Technology



HCC Continuing Education (Non-Credit) courses can be taken to enhance careers and/or explore personal interests. Some courses may be taken as preparation for professional licenses, certifications, or examinations.

Here are a few examples of HCC Continuing Education (Non-Credit) courses available.  In the Health Care field, for example, Continuing Education can help former nurses regain important certifications, and allow current nurses to cultivate their skills. These courses can also prepare you for a medical office job (e.g., medical billing/coding, medical transcription, and medical office management) or patient care opportunities (e.g., Certified Nursing Assistant, phlebotomist, dental assistant, and pharmacy technician). Refresher courses for nurses are also available.  

For more information on Continuing Education courses offered at Howard Community College, please contact the Continuing Education office at 443-518-4944.  For a complete list go to:


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