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Health Sciences

Your Pathway to an In-Demand Associate Degree

Tidewater Community College’s Health Sciences Certificate helps you develop foundational professional skills in high-demand fields and serves as a pathway to an associate of applied science degree in one of the college’s health professions or related programs.

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Virginia Beach Campus
Certificate - Health Sciences

Prepare to earn a degree in diagnostic medical sonography, health information management, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiography, or respiratory therapy. Or prepare for a related degree in funeral service or veterinary technology!

After successful completion of HCT 101 and HCT 102 courses, students are eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Certification examination for Nurse Aide.

This program prepares students to sit for professional exams and/or apply for professional licensure that is required for employment in the related occupation in Virginia. If you live or move outside of Virginia, you must consult with the program lead to confirm whether the program will meet your state’s requirements prior to enrolling in courses. Visit this website to learn more.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • have excellent communication skills
  • like working with people
  • are interested in a career in health professions