Health Sciences

Pathway

These programs are designed for those looking to make a difference in the lives of others. Explore your options, upgrade your skills and elevate your career in two years or less.

Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) professionals are nationally recognized experts at managing foodservice operations. CCD Offers Two Pathway Options for Certified Dietary Managers!
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  • Certified Dietary Manager

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Courses Offered Online, Local Internships with Field Experience
The Colorado Health Careers Collaborative was created to provide seamless pathways from school to employment for ages 16-24 in healthcare fields for Coloradans.
young Hispanic nurse wearing a white shirt and a stethscope
This competency-based program will increase your employment options and earning potential. Designed with the working technologist in mind, we’re offering an online didactic course and flexible internship opportunities.
man wearing purple scrubs prepares a patient for a CT
  • Computed Tomography

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
Registered dental hygienists can now continue your education at CCD! Learn more.
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  • Dental Hygiene Degree Completion

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered 100% Online
Become a Registered Dental Hygienist. Located at the Lowry location, CCD offers one of the most respected dental hygiene programs in Colorado.
dental hygenists in protective gear with a patient
  • Dental Hygienist

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom
This non-degree program will help you develop English writing, grammar, reading, listening and speaking skills to start college ESL or a certificate at CCD.
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  • English as a Second Language

    Curriculum
    Non-Degree Courses
Nutrition is a fascinating and dynamic science with a powerful role to play in promoting and sustaining health and wellness. Explore various approaches to health and wellness through the study of concepts, values and applications in this exciting field.
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  • Nutrition

    Curriculum
    Transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Food, Nutrition and Wellness

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
An Associate of Applied Science degree in Health & Exercise Science prepares students to use their knowledge to educate individuals, clients, and their communities on fitness, healthy behaviors, wellness, and appropriate food choices.
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  • Health and Exercise Science

    Curriculum
    Transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Offered in the Classroom & 50% Online
  • Personal Trainer

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 75% Online
  • Food, Nutrition and Wellness

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
The Health Care Informatics Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree combines concepts in healthcare administration and information technology (IT) to prepare students for a dynamic career in the field of health informatics.
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  • Health Care Informatics

    Direct to Work
    100% Online
CCD provides outstanding preparation for becoming a registered nurse. This program was designed with the student in mind, as a streamlined pathway for community college students to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
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  • Integrated Nursing Pathway

    Curriculum
    Transfer to University of Colorado - College of Nursing
    Offered in the Classroom
Are you a registered technologist certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)? If so, further your career with a certificate in magnetic resonance imaging (MR).
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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Curriculum
    For Registered Radiologic Technologists, Direct to Work
    Offered Online
Are you a registered Radiologic Technologist who loves the patient care aspect of the profession? Increase your skills and earning potential by adding an additional credential after your name and make yourself more valuable to employers.
two women working with a mammography machine
  • Mammography

    Curriculum
    For Registered Radiologic Technologists, Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom
Become a medical assistant in only 12 months and join one of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields. You will be trained to perform administrative and clinical duties, becoming a key player in the healthcare team.
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  • Medical Assisting

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online
  • Medical Assisting Certificate

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online
In as little as seven weeks, you can obtain the necessary training to become a certified nurse aide (CNA) in the state of Colorado. Learn more!
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  • Nurse Aide

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom
Completion of the personal trainer program will prepare participants for a career in health, wellness, and fitness. Students will use the knowledge gained in the program to educate a variety of diverse individuals and their communities on fitness and healthy behaviors.
gym equipment
  • Personal Trainer

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 75% Online
In one semester, you can develop the skills necessary to be employed as a phlebotomist.
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  • Phlebotomy

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
Learn to care for the physical needs of patients while promoting their health, healing and wellness. You'll also develop leadership skills that will prepare you to excel in your career.
male nurse in scrubs
  • Practical Nursing

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Public health offers career paths in government, non-profit organizations, healthcare, education, at local community clinics, or can even provide job opportunities outside of the United States.
Pill bottle, book and stethoscope on a table.
  • Public Health

    Curriculum
    Offered in the Classroom & 50% Online
You will learn to perform diagnostic x-ray procedures and become a part of a dynamic healthcare profession. The program may be completed in five or six semesters of coursework, including classroom, laboratory, and clinical internship experience.
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  • Radiologic Technology

    Curriculum
    Internship with Children’s Hospital, Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online
Join the healthcare industry with skills in sterilized equipment, medical instrumentation, and sterile supplies as a certified sterile processing technician.
surgical instruments
  • Sterile Processing

    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered 100% in the Classroom
Are you interested in becoming a valued, integral member of the surgical team? Surgical technologists prepare the instruments and set up the trays that will be utilized by the surgical team and provide quality patient care.
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  • Surgical Technology

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
Veterinary technicians play a major role in veterinary practices, including performing medical and surgical nursing procedures, laboratory testing, anesthesia induction, recovery maintenance, monitoring, and other clinical procedures.
students in the vet tech look at a model of teeth of a canine
  • Veterinary Technology

    Curriculum
    Partnerships with 75 Veterinary Hospitals & Facilities, Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online
Become skilled in veterinary health and at handling a variety of domestic and exotic species, with the focus on tasks to assist the vet techs and veterinarians. Complete this certificate and start working while you complete the veterinary technology program.
two vet techs in scrubs with a dog
  • Veterinary Technology Assistant

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 19% Online