With the abundance of medical career options and specialties to consider, you may be unsure of what area interests you the most. GCC's Health Studies Certificate program provides the perfect opportunity for you to explore the wide range of health care career options while mastering basic communication and computer skills.
Registered Nurses (R.N.'s) work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. GCC's two year Nursing program prepares you to pass the national R.N. licensing examination, and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
As a Physical Therapist Assistant, you will be a professional member of the health care team. This allows you to be directly involved in helping people with injuries to relieve their pain as well as heal and to regain function so as to lead a more normal, independent life.
A Respiratory Therapist Assistant is responsible for setting up and operating the life-saving machines that help people breathe when breathing disorders and difficulties prevent them from adequately doing so on their own. As a Respiratory Therapist, you will also use a variety of sophisticated equipment and techniques to evaluate and monitor a patient's respiratory health.
There are 84 different classifications of sleep disorders, and more than 70 million Americans suffer from some aspect of sleeping disease. For this reason, GCC has developed Polysomnographic Technology, or the evaluation and diagnosis of sleep disorders – the only program of its type in upstate New York.
The Veterinary Technology program at GCC will let you turn your love of animals into an exciting new career where you can make a difference in the lives of animals and people. Earning this degree will enter you into a field that is constantly changing, with new advances and techniques often occurring.
Make a difference in people's lives starting with your own! Earn your degree in two years, or choose to take less courses each semester to better accommodate your work and family schedule. An instructor from any of GCC's Health Care Career Programs will be happy to speak with you.