One of today’s fastest growing career opportunities is in health care. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), the healthcare industry is projected to add more jobs—over 4 million—than any other industry between 2012 and 2022. Most of the fastest growing health occupations require an associate degree or less to enter the occupation. For over 50 years, Craven Community College (Craven CC) has prepared thousands of students for careers in medical fields. Today, Craven CC’s Health Programs offer associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in a variety of disciplines including health information technology, medical assisting, medical office administration, nursing, and physical therapy. Craven CC’s health programs facilities feature some of the newest technologies and equipment available for teaching. The college’s unique high-tech simulation lab gives students training in a learning environment that mimics a real hospital setting. The other labs include equipment that is currently used in clinics and hospitals.
Health care programs prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills to work in the healthcare industry in a variety of areas. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long-term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices. Quickly prepare for a job in a growing, high demand health care profession by attending Craven CC. Get hands-on training and personalized instruction from experienced instructors for these various health occupations.
Most programs begin in the fall, and many of them have selective admission criteria. For information on a specific program, see below.
Health Care Programs
Dr. J. Alec Newton, Dean of Health Programs
Tara Howry, Director of Nursing
Crystal Smith, Program Coordinator Health Information Technology
Alexa Tarplee, Program Coordinator Medical Assisting
Dr. Daniel Friedlander, Program Coordinator Physical Therapist Assistant
Colleen Wincentsen, Medical Office Administration Coordinator