Courses & Programs

Katherine Trombley

Administrative Assistant

Health Sciences

Center for Health Education 202

413.552.2467 (Tel)

Health Sciences

There's never been a better time to enter the field of healthcare, and there's no better place to learn than HCC!

A female health student checks an IV bag

Whether you seek a solid foundation for transfer or preparation for immediate entry into the workforce, HCC will help you realize your goals.

What sets HCC apart?
  • Small class size, advisors who offer ongoing guidance, and faculty who put teaching first—plus the opportunity to learn using the same technology you'll find in hospitals and clinics.
  • HCC's Center for Health Education is equipped with state-of-the-art patient suites, radiology, skills labs, sophisticated medical dispensing systems and high tech patient simulators.

Ready to learn more? Come to one of our upcoming information sessions, or contact admissions@hcc.edu.

Interim Dean: Holly Martin-Peele

Our selective programs are all accredited/approved by state and national agencies.

healthcare programs


The Foundations of Health program is designed for students pursuing a career in a health-related field.

The program consists of two degree pathways:

  1. Career: Associate in Science in Foundations of Health
  2. Transfer: Associate in Arts in Foundations of Health (including Mass Transfer compact)

The twenty-first century has witnessed both epidemic obesity in the U.S. and the creation of highly specialized diets that promote wellness, and even cure disease. So, it's easy to see why food and nutrition has become one of the hottest topics in the health care industry and society in general.

Nutrition science is the study of how our bodies transform everything from applesauce to zucchini into energy. It is the study of the nutrients that make up the food we eat and how our diet affects our overall health. Whether you're preparing for a career in the field of dietetics or are interested in nutrition for personal enrichment, you'll enjoy learning about this fascinating field.

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HCC's medical assistant certificate program prepares students to work in clinics, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, and physician's offices. The program combines clinical as well as clerical courses that will enable students to assist in varied health care agencies. The program teaches students to perform health office phlebotomy and EKGs, check vital signs, administer injections, assist physicians with minor surgery and routine patient exams, and perform administrative duties.

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HCC's nursing programs prepare professionals to care for people in all aspects of health throughout the life cycle. Students learn in our new, state-of-the-art Center for Health Education, in multimedia-equipped classrooms, and high-fidelity simulation labs. Our faculty members are skilled practitioners, teachers, and mentors who are dedicated to your success. Our community-centered approach combines liberal and technical education within the college and in hands-on practicums at regional health care facilities.

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With new advances in medical technology and a shortage of healthcare workers, career opportunities abound for radiologic technologists throughout the country. 

Students learn in our new Center for Health Education, a facility that features multi-media-equipped classrooms and state-of-the-art technology. Admission into the program is competitive.

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Veterinary medicine, like medicine for humans, has become radically more sophisticated in the past fifty years. There is an increased need for educated and skilled veterinary technicians to assist the practicing clinician, particularly in specialty and referral centers, and emergency and critical care facilities. Here veterinary technicians perform a wide range of nursing tasks from assisting in surgery to calculating preoperative anesthetic doses. In large specialty hospitals veterinary nurses (like human nurses) may become specialists in anesthesiology, transfusion medicine, special imaging, and so on. These veterinary nurse specialists teach veterinary medical students during their clinical rotations.

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You'll graduate from HCC with the skills you need to secure a job or a spot in a competitive college or university."

Katherine Trombley

Administrative Assistant

Health Sciences

Center for Health Education 202

413.552.2467 (Tel)