What Will I Learn?
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
- 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).
What Is The Occupational Outlook?
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.
Your HCC Options
Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:
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.