One of today’s fastest growing career opportunities is a career in health care. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), from 2010-2020, six of the top 20 industries with the largest wage growth and 10 of the top 30 jobs with the fastest job growth are health care related. Most of the fastest growing health occupations require an associate degree or less to enter the occupation.
For almost 50 years, Craven Community College (CCC) has prepared thousands of students for careers in medical fields. Today, CCC’s Health Programs Learning Center offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in a variety of disciplines including health information technology, medical assisting, medical office administration, nursing and physical therapy.
CCC’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 skill 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 CCC. 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
Carolyn Jones, Interim Dean of Health Programs / Program Director Nursing
Crystal Smith, Program Director Health Information Technology/Medical Office Administration
Beverly Craft, Program Faculty Health information Technology/Medical Office Administration
Alexa Tarplee, Program Director Medical Assisting
Daniel Friedlander, Program Director Physical therapy Assistant