Foundations of Health

The Foundations of Health degree is a 65-66 credit associate degree in Arts and Science. This degree is designed for students interested in a health-related career. Students begin by taking Introduction to Health Careers (HTH 101), along with General Education requirements. Students will work closely with their assigned advisor to place into appropriate courses, guided by their strengths and personal goals. The courses will be used as a springboard into a variety of health careers. These include immediate certifications as a Nursing Assistant (HTH 210); certificate programs such as Medical Assistant; and degree programs such as Nutrition (A.S.) or Human Services (A.S.).

The co-requisites for selective programs in health are embedded in this major. Selective programs include an associate degree in Nursing, certificate in Practical Nursing, and associate degree in Radiologic Technology (A.S.). Each of these programs requires a separate application process along with attendance at the appropriate information session.

Students who provide service and/or support to any state facility working with vulnerable populations (including students in selective programs and HTH 210) will be required to complete a CORI/SORI background check.

Additional Resources:

Contact Information:
Kimberly Slepchuk
Foundations of Health Career Development Counselor
(413) 552-2108


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000