Health Careers

Health Careers

The Health Careers concentration integrates a strong core of science courses with a broad-based liberal arts curriculum to prepare qualified students at RCC for transfer to nursing or a Bachelor of Science degree program in health science. Located in the hub of research hospitals and healthcare institutes, RCC is the ideal place to jumpstart a career in health care or to change career paths through this highly rewarding and cost-efficient program. Students might work directly with patients or find a health professional position in the health care industry – it all begins with training at RCC. 

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Course Requirements

Semester One - Fall 2022 Credits
ACS102 The College Experience 3.00
ENG101 English Comp. I 3.00
MAT120 Intro to Statistics 3.00
SCI103 Biology I 4.00
SSI122 General Psychology 3.00
Semester Two - Spring 2023 Credits
ENG102 English Comp. II 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
SCI104 Biology II 4.00
SCI121 General Chem I 4.00
Semester Three - Fall 2023
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
SCI122 General Chem II 3.00
SCI201 Anat/Phys I 4.00
SSI209 Human Growth & Dev. 3.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
Semester Four - Spring 2024
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
OPENELEC Open Electives 3.00
OPENELEC Open Electives 3.00
SCI202 Anat/Phys II 4.00
SCI204 Microbiology 4.00

The Health Careers degree at RCC offers students many opportunities. Students can transfer to one of many 4-year programs in the healthcare field, including Nursing, Radiology, Dental Technology, Fitness & Nutrition, Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Medical Assisting, Audiology and Health Care Administration. 

Many graduates chose to enter Nursing programs leading to an Associate Degree in Nursing (AND) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Others successfully launched careers as Licensed Practical Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, etc.

MassTransfer - Through the MassTransfer program, your health careers degree from RCC transfers as two years of completed work towards at Bachelor's degree at most state colleges and universities.  Review the A2B pathways on the MassTransfer website

RCC also has articulation agreements with private universities that allow for seamless transfer to a four-year school upon completion of your health careers degree at RCC:

Health Careers
First Name Last Name Title Department Phone Email Room
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Wong Adjunct Faculty- Anatomy & Physiology Physical Science Department 617-427-0060 x5199
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