Health Studies

Health Studies

GCC's Health Studies A.S. and Certificate programs provide the perfect opportunity for you to explore the wide range of health care career options while mastering basic communication and computer skills. Our programs are designed for students who have not decided a focus in the field, or who have not yet met the academic requirements for admission into a specific health career programs.

(Please note: The Certificate program will be discontinued in Summer 2023 and is not currently accepting new students.)

Study Online!

Did you know that a majority of the Health Studies program can be completed online?

  • Health Studies AS (50% or more can be completed online)
  • Health Studies CERT (75% or more can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

At GCC, you will develop a career and educational plan in your first semester to help you identify your health care employment goals and determine your course schedule.

After earning your Health Studies degree, you can easily choose to expand your knowledge base by applying your coursework towards an A.A.S. Degree in:

Alternatively, you may decide to seek immediate employment in a variety of entry-level positions at numerous health care employers and agencies.

Career Opportunities

Please contact our Career Center for more information.

Transfer Opportunities

Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.

If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.

To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.

Transfer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Canisius College
  • Daemen College
  • Houghton College
  • Medaille College
  • Nazareth College
  • Niagara University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. John Fisher College
  • SUNY College at Alfred State
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Buffalo State
  • SUNY College at Buffalo, University
  • SUNY College at Geneseo