Contribute to the Health and Wellness of Others

The Health Sciences & Wellness Community is focused on educating and training students to meet the rapidly growing demand for a variety of positions in the health and wellness fields, from medical assistant to massage therapist. In this community, you will experience classroom instruction combined with hands-on lab experiences and work with real patients in clinical practices. You will get the most current and the highest-level skills in your chosen health profession. These programs have special admissions requirements that you can find on each program web page.

 
Students looking at syringe.
Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

Colorado dentists have 300 job openings per year. This nationally accredited certificate prepares you to assist dentists in all aspects of treatment. Gain clinical experience in dental offices and in an on-campus clinic.
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EMT students and instructor.
Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Work in fire departments, ambulance services, emergency facilities, and medical clinics. EMT certification also provides a strong foundation for other health-care professions such as paramedic, nurse, or physician assistant.
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Medical worker at computer.
Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

Find careers in hospitals, medical offices, long-term care facilities, insurance offices, and government agencies. This nationally accredited program prepares you for the national certification exam.
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Holistic practitioner with patient.
Holistic Health & Massage Therapy

Holistic Health & Massage Therapy

Prepare for your own practice or work in holistic centers, wellness facilities, integrative clinics, or hospitals. Massage Therapy graduates will be ready to take the MBLEx certification exam.
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Medical assistant helping patient.
Medical Assisting & Medical Office Technology

Medical Assisting & Medical Office Technology

Medical assistants have an important role performing administrative and clinical tasks in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other health-care settings. You also can prepare for other important administrative and clinical duties.
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Nurse aide students taking blood pressure.
Nurse Aide (CNA)

Nurse Aide (CNA)

Learn basic nursing skills, cultural needs, legal and ethical behaviors, and resident/patient rights. In one semester, you are ready to work in hospitals, long-term-care or assisted-living facilities, or home-health care.
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Nurse with an IV.
Nursing

Nursing

Prepare to practice as an entry-level RN in a national- and state-accredited program. Graduates may take the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam. Pursue further study with dual-enrollment options.
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Patient Care Tech taking patient's blood pressure.
Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician

Learn multiple health-care skills. Broaden your scope of practice as a Patient Care Technician with CNA and Phlebotomy. Add versatility with certificates in Electrocardiogram and Health Care Customer Service Basics.
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Pharmacy Tech in pharmacy.
Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Assist licensed pharmacists with preparing prescribed medication. Work in community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or mail-order pharmacies. This is a nationally accredited program..
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Phlebotomist drawing patient's blood.
Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy

Learn to draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. Work for hospitals, health clinics, doctors offices, laboratories, or even insurance companies. Become a phlebotomist or supplement other health-care jobs with this skill.
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Surgical Technologist assisting in surgery.
Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Learn to prepare an operating room with surgical instruments and equipment and to pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and assistants. Our curriculum aligns with the Association of Surgical Technologists guidelines.
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Veterinary Tech with dog.
Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology

Work on a veterinary team where your responsibilities include care of animals, laboratory work, surgical assisting, dental prophylaxes, record keeping, and client education. This is a nationally accredited program.
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Accreditation Matters

To ensure a health-care program is reputable and meets industry standards, the programs below are regularly reviewed and accredited by these recognized organizations. This accreditation means that your education will be viewed as top-notch by employers.

Dental Assisting

Commission on Dental Accreditation logo

Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting CAAHEP accreditation logo

Nursing

ACEN Seal

Pharmacy Technician

American Society of Health System Pharmacists logo

Veterinary Technology

American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technical Education and Activities logo

 

About Credits and Semesters

  • 1 credit = 1 class hour per week
  • Part time enrollment = 6-12 credits per semester
  • Full time enrollment = 12+ credits per semester / 15 credits recommended
  • For each hour in class, plan on 2 hours of study outside class

Example: For an Associate of Arts degree (60+ credits), if you take 15 credits each semester, you will complete the degree in 4-5 semesters.

15 credits = 15 class hours per week + 30 hours of study outside of class.

Levels of Education

Levels of Education: certificate, associate degree, bachelor's, masters, PhD 

Academic Plans

My Academic Plans (MAPs) help guide you toward completing your degree or certificate.  When you take classes in the order recommended on the academic plan and based on your schedule, you will save time and money. See MAPs.

Community Support

You will be assigned to a Pathways Advisor who is knowledgeable in the community’s fields of study, and is an important part of your success helping you reach your academic goals. The first time you meet your advisor will be at the required New Student Orientation.