RCC Launches New Associate of Science in Healthcare Science


RCC has launched a new program, an Associate of Science degree in Healthcare Science. This program offers a new option for students interested in a variety of healthcare fields and will be available starting in the fall 2022 semester. A virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, August 16 from 4 to 5 pm.

The program provides a strong foundation in both math and science as well as core courses that are necessary for a successful career in healthcare administration, community health, physical therapy, physician assistant, healthcare informatics specialist, emergency services management, nutrition/dietary management, health education specialist, radiology technology, surgical technology, and/or biotechnology. This track is also an option for RCC students who may not meet the requirements for the Nursing or OTA programs. Students who complete the program will be prepared to transfer so they can seamlessly pursue a bachelor’s degree in their chosen field.

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that generalized careers in healthcare will grow 16% from 2020-2030, which will add 2.6 million new jobs in healthcare. Well trained, competent healthcare professionals are in demand and must be prepared to enter today’s challenging workforce with a strong understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to succeed. RCC’s new Healthcare Science degree affords students the opportunity to explore a variety of healthcare fields and gives students a strong foundation in academics to prepare them for the realities of this demanding industry,” says Dr. Kathy Hopkins, Dean of the School of Nursing, Health and Wellness.

To register for the session, visit https://sunyrockland.edu/event/healthcare-science-virtual-information-session/

About Rockland Community College, State University of New York

Rockland Community College (RCC), located in Suffern New York, provides purpose driven educational opportunities in a supportive, affordable, and accessible environment, empowering individuals to positively transform themselves and their communities. RCC welcomes students from diverse backgrounds who appreciate small class sizes and personal attention from a distinguished, award-winning faculty that includes Fulbright scholars and SUNY Distinguished Professors. Many graduates go on to top universities to further their education on their own or through RCCs institutional collaborations.

RCC fosters an environment that attracts, recruits, supports and retains faculty, staff, and students who value diversity. The College promotes a collegial and inclusive environment by recognizing, promoting, embracing, respecting and celebrating the expansive range and dimensions of cultures, attitudes, ideas and viewpoints contained within our campus community.

RCC is also proud to provide career training and professional development to adult learners looking to change careers or upgrade their skills through a variety of programs and educational opportunities including workforce training, certifications, and microcredentials. Many of the programs are developed with employers in the community in high demand industry areas to enable graduates to move into a new career upon graduation. More information can be found at www.sunyrockland.edu.

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