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


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