Northwest Community College

Allied Health Science Certificate

Mission | Faculty | Outcomes | Coursework

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.

Karen Collin,, 860-738-6336 (pre-nursing) 
Jane O’Grady,, 860-738-6393 (pre-physical therapy assistant)

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.


BIO* 127 or Bio 121 – 4 credits
ENG*101 Composition - 3 credits
MAT* 137 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits 
BIO* 211 Anatomy & Physiology I - 4 credits
CHE* 111 Concepts of Chemistry - 4 credits
CSA* 105 Intro to Software Applications - 3 credits 
BIO* 212 Anatomy & Physiology II - 4 credits
PSY* 111   General Psychology  - 3 credits


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