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Health Science Information

  • 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.