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Professionals who can help people achieve and maintain good health are always in demand. HCC's health degree programs offer you a strong foundation for developing the skills and knowledge to work in the field of healthcare. Required courses include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition
  • Diseases of the Human Body
  • Personal Health and Wellness

Enjoy opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom through Peers Empowering and Educating Responsible Students (PEERS-BACCHUS) and the Health and Wellness Committee (HAWC).

Because you'll develop a diverse set of skills, several career opportunities will be available to you.* With additional education and/or work experience, you may seek employment as a(n):

  • food safety specialist
  • wellness educator
  • health information manager
  • recreation specialist
  • activities director

*Employment of health educators and Community health workers will rise 21% between 2012-2022.

Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Health

If you plan to complete the first two years of study leading to a bachelor's degree at Heartland and then transfer as a Health major to a four-year college or university in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer peparation program is the path for you. This 60-credit hour area of concentration includes general education requirements, required core courses in Health, and recommended electives.

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