Health Studies Certificate


The Health Studies Certificate is a 29-30 credit program that requires a foundation of coursework in math (no required, just placement), science, humanities and the social sciences, and health studies, complemented by a flexible elective component, allowing students to tailor the curriculum worksheet to their needs.

Program Mission:

To provide students with the opportunity to begin to explore health career options while being introduced to foundation courses leading to further education or employment.

Program Goals:

Following successful completion of the certificate students will:

  • demonstrate a broad base of knowledge of personal health issues and careers
  • Have a competitive edge for entry level employment in a variety of healthcare settings
  • possess college level science and math skill necessary for admission to a career degree program



CSS 101 - College Success Seminar 1
HPE 101 - Personal Health 3
MAT 100 -Introductory Algebra
(or higher)
Or HUS 101 Intro to Human Services
Or SOC 101 Intro to Sociology
Or CSC 102 Intro to Microcomputer Applications 
3 or 4

SCI 110 Foundational Skills in Science (co-req BIO 101)

BIO 101 General Biology
Or BIO 228 Anatomy & Physiology I
ENG 101 English Composition           3

PSY 101 - Intro to Psych 3
HPE 102 - Safety & First Aid 3
CHE 101 -Applied Chemistry
 Or BIO 229 A & P II
Or BIO 204 Microbiology
HPE 100-Seminar Health Career Path 1 1
Elective (s)           3*


*Students must select from the following electives:

NUR 101 Intro to Nursing 1 cr. CSC 102 Intro to Microcomputer 3 cr.
HPE 125 Nutrition for Health & Fitness 3cr. LIB 101 Library Research Skills 1 cr.
HPE Activity Courses 1 cr. HPE 147 Care Prevent Athl Injur 3 cr.
HUS 101 Intro to Human Services 3 cr. SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3 cr.
NUR 106 Medical Terminology 1 cr. NUR 207 Phlebotomy 2 cr.
MAT 100 or higher

3 cr.


Gainful Employment:

The United States Department of Education has recently mandated that certain information for programs designed to lead to gainful employment be disclosed to prospective students. This program's gainful employment information can be found here.

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Rita M. Ward-Slater
Phone Number: (518) 562-4117
or Call 562-4200 Extension:117

Certificate Requirements