Nursing & Health Care
This area of study combines science and healthcare into a number of career fields that are committed to improving the healthcare industry and delivering quality care to patients, no matter the population. You can work to improve individual and public health in a number of different health sciences career fields.
Associate Degree Nursing
The Associate Degree Nursing program provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.
Graduates of the program who successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) may enter employment as a registered nurse.
Emergency Medical Science
The Emergency Medical Science program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.
The Practical Nursing program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.
Graduates of the program who successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) may enter employment as a Licesnsed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/ long term/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.
The Medical Assisting program prepares students to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures in a healthcare setting.
Graduates of BCC’s CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting program may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, urgent care facilities, specialty offices, and health departments.
Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology program is for students who want to work in healthcare but not directly with patients. This program incorporates clinical, information technology, leadership, and management skills and explores the digital/computer side of health care.
Graduates of the degree program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
Employment opportunities include hospitals, consulting firms, computer and software vendors, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.