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Health Professions Pathway Programs

The Health Professions Pathways is designed for students seeking to enter the work force in a Health profession. The Health Professions Pathway offers Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Science degree programs as well as the quicker route of Certificate programs. Completion of some certificate programs may provide a steppingstone into a degree program. There are also options for degree students to continue to a four-year institution through our special articulation programs.

Questions? Contact us at HealthProfessionsPathway@ccbcmd.edu.

Health Professions Programs

Allied Health

The Allied Health A.A.S. degree provides an option for stackable credentials permitting upward mobility. The degree permits students who have achieved national certificates in the health fields of sleep technology, pharmacy technician, and medical coding an avenue to receive both credit for prior learning and an associate's degree with no duplication of prior learning content.

Associate of Applied Science Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate

Anesthesia Technology

This program prepares the student to be an important member of the anesthesia patient care team. Anesthesia technologists assist licensed anesthesia providers in the preparation and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia. Anesthesia technologists work in a variety of clinical settings.

Associate of Applied Science

CT and MRI

The CT and MRI Programs provide certificates to students interested in pursuing a career in these fields.

Credit Certificate

Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene Program is a mix of academic and clinical coursework that is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a competent entry-level registered dental hygienist.

Associate of Applied Science Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate

Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Technology is a rapidly expanding profession involving the provision of immediate care for the critically ill or injured at the scene of an emergency and transporting these patients to a medical facility. This entry-level program is designed to educate students at the Emergency Medical Technician (open enrollment) and Paramedic (selective admission) levels of prehospital provider.

Associate of Applied Science Credit Certificate

General Studies

General Studies offers maximum flexibility for students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree upon graduation from CCBC or for whom a general studies degree best meets their academic goals or career. This program is especially appealing to students who wish to design their own course of study or who have accumulated a significant number of credits from other programs or colleges. Students acquire well-rounded skills to pursue a variety of academic disciplines and careers.

Associate of Arts

Health Informatics

The Health Informatics Department offers quality instruction by dedicated faculty for high growth employment in the areas of Health Informatics and Information Technology.

Associate in Applied Science


Histotechnicians are integral members of the health care team. It is the job of the histotechnician to prepare sections of human tissue from biopsy or autopsy for microscopic examination by processing and cutting tissues, mounting them on slides, and staining them with special dyes for microscopic examination by a pathologist for the diagnosis of disease. Most histotechnicians work in hospital laboratories, medical research laboratories, veterinary or marine pathology, dermatopathology, pharmaceutical, and forensic laboratories.

Associate of Applied Science

Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting prepares students for careers in the medical office. Graduates may expect to find employment as administrative medical assistants, clinical medical assistants, medical transcriptionists, medical billing clerks, hospital admitting clerks, and hospital unit secretaries.

Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate

Medical Laboratory Technology

The A.A.S. degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology is designed to prepare students to function in the highly complex arena of laboratory medicine. Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) perform a variety of complex laboratory tests which play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases and in the promotion of health.

Associate of Applied Science

Medical Office Group

These Programs prepare students for a variety of challenging career that combines health care with various information technology or business options.

Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate

Mortuary Science

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science is required for mortician licensure in the State of Maryland. This curriculum is nationally accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education and designed to train students for positions as morticians. The program prepares students to meet the State’s licensing requirements.

Associate of Applied Science


This program is designed to prepare students to enter the nursing profession as registered nurses. The curriculum provides theoretical, clinical and high fidelity laboratory study in nursing that will enable students to learn to work as members of an interprofessional health care team. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program is accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing and by the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Associate of Science Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate

Occupational Therapy Assistant

This program is designed to prepare students to work as occupational therapy assistants. Occupational therapy assistants work with patients of all ages whose lives have been affected by impairment or disease. Occupational therapy assistants under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist assist people in overcoming, adapting to, and/or preventing physical and psychosocial problems caused by disease, substance abuse, mental illness, amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, arthritis and birth defects, to name a few. Occupational therapy assistants help people obtain or regain skills in the areas of self-care, school, work, play and leisure. Jobs may be found in a variety of places such as hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, home health, and community based centers.

Associate of Applied Science

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program provides theoretical and clinical laboratory study in nursing that will enable students to learn to assist other licensed health care professionals, such as registered nurses and physicians, and work as members of a health care team. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). The program is accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

Credit Certificate

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy utilizes radiation and radioactive isotopes in the treatment of disease, primarily cancer. The Radiation Therapist provides services for treatment of malignant and non-malignant disease. The Radiation Therapist is responsible for localizing the tumor, implementing the treatment plan, observing and evaluating clinical progress of the patient.

Associate of Applied Science


Radiography uses x-ray radiation to create images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels that make up the human body. Most people are familiar with chest x-rays and also know that x-rays are the best way to diagnose broken bones. The radiographer or x-ray technologist is the person who actually produces x-ray images of human anatomy for the physician to read and make a diagnosis.

Associate of Applied Science

Respiratory Care Therapist

Respiratory care is a life-supporting, life-enhancing profession practiced under qualified medical direction. Respiratory care services provided to patients with disorders of the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma and heart disease include diagnostic testing, therapeutics, monitoring, and rehabilitation. Patient, family, and public education are central to the mission of the profession. Respiratory care services are provided in all health care facilities and in the home.

Associate of Applied Science

Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists prepare the operating room by assembling, managing and maintaining equipment used in surgical procedures. This includes maintaining sterile fields and passing surgical instruments to the surgical staff.

Associate of Applied Science

Veterinary Technology

Students will prepare to work as Veterinary Technicians and perform the following functions to ensure pet health: perform the primary duties associated with the animal care field, including clinical laboratory and operating room procedures, establish patient imaging protocols, administer medications, educate owners about their pets’ health problems and how to achieve successful resolution of those problems, and supervise all aspects of patient care.

Associate of Applied Science Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate

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