Program at a Glance

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1-year Certificate
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Gear Up for a Career in the Healthcare Industry

Whether you hope to gain entry-level employment in a healthcare setting or prepare for competitive admission to nursing programs, this certificate program will put you on the path to success.

Why Choose Germanna

The health professions preparation program dovetails into many of Germanna's healthcare programs. After finishing the health professions preparation program, you have the ability to smoothly transfer into your healthcare-related program of choice with the majority of your general education courses already completed.

Career Options in the Healthcare Industry

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures.
  • Medical and Health Services Managers: Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations. 

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills: 

  • Skills for non-licensed, entry-level employment in various healthcare settings.
  • Understanding of your pathway for the health-related career at Germanna.
Course Highlights
BIO 145: Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology
HLT 143: Medical Terminology
HLT 105: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.


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