Why choose Health Science?
A passion for science and technology, combined with a commitment to care, enables health care providers to respond to the needs of millions of individuals around the world, from newborns to the critically ill. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment growth in health care is expected to account for about 3 million new wage and salary jobs—20 percent of all wage and salary jobs added to the economy over the 2006-16 period.
Rapidly changing demand due to an aging population, combined with new possibilities with advancements in technology, make health care the fastest growing and most dynamic career field of our time. Clinical developments, such as infection control, less invasive surgical techniques, advances in reproductive technology, and gene therapy for cancer treatment, continue to increase longevity and improve the quality of life of many Americans.
At Greenfield Community College, preparation for a career in health care can begin with the Liberal Arts degree Health Science option. This program provides a foundation in the liberal arts with an emphasis on continued study in the health sciences field. Upon completion of this degree program, students can transfer to a certificate or associate degree health occupation program or a bachelor’s degree program in health science.
Study at GCC offers the following advantages:
- Dedicated faculty
- Small-group learning environment
- Comprehensive academic advising
- Broad network of student support services
- Innovative curriculum & hands-on learning, experiential education in health care