Spring classes start January 13

Health Science Pathway

Students interested in a Health Science career would choose this path.  In this field, individuals have the opportunity to interact directly with clients/patients and families. Careers include nursing, physical therapist assistant, Dental assistant, Pharmacy technician, Nursing Assistant, Medication Aide, Personal Care Assistant, Health and Physical Education Specialist and Personal Trainer.

Degrees & Certificates

Transfer programs

Transfer programs such as General Studies – PRE-BSN and Health and Physical Education provide opportunities to continue education by offering general education courses that prepare you to transfer and continue your education at a 4-year college or university.

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Associate of Arts & Sciences

General Studies – Health and Physical Education Specialization

The General Studies Health and Physical Education Specialization program is designed for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Health, Physical Education, or Kinesiology at a four-year college or university.

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General Studies: Pre-BSN Specialization

The General Studies Pre-BSN Specialization program prepares students for entry into a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

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Associate of Applied Science

Nursing

The Nursing program is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the healthcare team, rendering direct patient care as beginning practitioners of nursing in a variety of health service facilities.

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Licensed Practical Nurses for Advanced Standing

The Advanced Standing (LPN to RN) applicant must meet the same admission requirements listed under admission requirements for all nursing applicants. The LPN to RN applicant must demonstrate application of knowledge of basic nursing concepts through performance on a standardized nursing achievement test.

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Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is designed to prepare successful graduates of a comprehensive and contemporary program of study who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes expected of entry-level physical therapist assistants, and who are able to meet the employment needs of the surrounding communities.

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Certificates

Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting Certificate program is designed to prepare selected students to serve in a dynamic and growing health profession as valuable members of the Dental Health team. The program is also designed to accommodate those students who wish to advance to the Dental Assisting II registration and/or matriculate to an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Northern Virginia Community College.

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Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing Certificate program is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the healthcare team, rendering direct patient care as beginning practitioners of practical nursing in a variety of health service facilities.

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Career Studies Certificates

Allied Health Preparation

This Allied Health Preparation Career Studies Certificate program is designed to provide educational preparation for individuals who plan to apply to a health career program.

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Healthcare Technician (Nurse Aide)

The Healthcare Technician Career Studies Certificate program is designed to provide skills and knowledge to prepare the student to take the certification test for becoming a certified Nurse Aide in Virginia.

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Personal Training

The Personal Training  Career Studies Certificate program is designed for students who are seeking entry-level positions as personal trainers in recreation or fitness centers.

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Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician Career Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare students to assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients.

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Restorative Dental Function

The Restorative Dental Function Career Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare certified dental assistants to serve in a dynamic and growing health profession as valuable members of the Dental Health team in accordance with the Virginia Board of Dentistry. The program is also designed to accommodate those students who wish to advance to the Career Studies Certificate in Expanded Dental Assisting.

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Indirect Restorative Techniques

The Indirect Restorative Techniques Career Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare certified dental assistants to serve in a dynamic and growing health profession as valuable members of the Dental Health team in accordance with the Virginia Board of Dentistry. The program is also designed to accommodate those students who wish to advance to the Career Studies Certificate in Expanded Dental Assisting.

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Expanded Functions Dental Assisting

The Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Career Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare certified dental assistants to serve in a dynamic and growing health profession as valuable members of the Dental Health team in accordance with the Virginia Board of Dentistry.

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Surgical Scrub Nurse

The Surgical Scrub Nurse Career Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare Licensed Practical Nurses to work as surgical scrub nurses, assisting surgeons in performing surgical procedures.

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