Northwest Community College

Allied Health Science Certificate

Mission | Faculty | Outcomes | Coursework

Mission
This certificate program is recommended for students who may plan to pursue careers in nursing, dental hygiene and many other allied health programs.

Nursing Preparation:
Through careful academic advising, students gain a strong academic foundation as they complete nursing prerequisites and liberal arts and science courses required in various Associate and Bachelor’s degree RN programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Other Allied Health Programs:
Many of the courses in the Allied Health Certificate program also prepare students to enter other allied health programs such as dental hygiene, medical assisting, physical therapist assistant, radiology technology, respiratory therapy, and others. Students must work with an advisor and consult specific program requirements to select the appropriate courses for each program

Completion of the certificate does NOT guarantee acceptance into a nursing or allied health program.

Faculty
Karen Collin, kcollin@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6336 (pre-nursing) 
Jane O’Grady, jogrady@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6393 (pre-physical therapy assistant)

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to: 
1. Demonstrate understanding of the structure and function of the human body and how the structure and function of various systems are interrelated. 
2. Demonstrate understanding of factors that promote health and disease. 
3. Demonstrate the ability to write effectively. 
4. Meet prerequisites for most regional nursing and other allied health programs.

Coursework
SEMESTER 1
ENG*101 Composition - 3 credits 
MAT* 137 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits 
SEMESTER 2 
BIO* 211 Anatomy & Physiology I - 4 credits
CHE* 111 Concepts of Chemistry - 4 credits 
PSY* 111 General Psychology - 3 credits 
SEMESTER 3 
BIO* 212 Anatomy & Physiology II - 4 credits 
BIO* 235 Microbiology - 4 credits 
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 28

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