Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Summer 2013 programs

Degree Programs

General Studies: Healthcare
A General Studies: Health Sciences degree makes you a stronger candidate for a job in healthcare. You can earn credits in the foundational courses you need to give you a competitive edge, as well get the basic and prerequisite courses you’ll need for a specialized degree in Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assisting, and more. Plus, with the eHealth program, you gain skills for certification in Phlebotomy and/or Emergency Medical Technician, so you can work right away.

Certificate Programs

Certified Nursing Aide
Nurse aides provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff, performing duties such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, or moving patients. Being a certified nursing aide, you make yourself more available for employment opportunities in nursing homes, private homes, and hospitals.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Emergency Medical Technicians are the first responders in the world of emergency care and are trained to care for patients at the scene of an accident and to transport them by ambulance to the hospital. The EMT certificate requires students to complete 8 credits: two classes of 4 credits each. Most students can complete their EMT certification in just one semester.

Home Health Aide
Home Health Aides are typically trained on the job by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, experienced aides, or their supervisor. Other training includes basic housekeeping tasks, such as making a bed and keeping the home sanitary for a client, and how to respond to an emergency, including basic safety techniques.

Medical Coding
Medical Coders are trained to understand and interpret written descriptions of diseases and injuries and to translate them into healthcare codes. The code numbers describe the diagnoses and the procedures performed and are essential for accuracy in medical record keeping and billing. It’s a perfect career choice that puts you in high demand with excellent opportunities for growth in the field.

Therapeutic Massage
Massage Therapists are trained to manipulate patients’ muscles and other tissues of the body to promote general well-being or to treat specific injury and illness, as part of traditional or complementary healthcare. Massage Therapy offers a flexible healthcare career with varied, independent and self-driven opportunities. Students in the program are required to complete a total of 29 credits. Many students finish the program in two semesters.