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.

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! Earn a baccalaureate degree and expand your career options with special emphasis in public health dental hygiene and elective courses in education.
a child with googles on gets his teeth cleaned at the dentist
  • 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 the state. It is also one of only three community colleges in Colorado offering an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene.
dental hygenists in protective gear with a patient
  • Registered Dental Hygienist

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom
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.
nutritious food, including organges, broccoli, bananas and more
  • Nutrition

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

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 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.
female in blue scrubs in front of anatomy posters
  • Integrated Nursing Pathway

    Curriculum
    Transfer to University of Colorado - College of Nursing
    Offered in the Classroom
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.
female in blue scrubs speaking with a male patient
  • 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
  • Phlebotomy

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Open to Current Medical Assisting Students
In as little as four weeks, you can obtain the necessary training to become a certified nurse aide (CNA) in the state of Colorado. Nurse aides have an enormous and lasting impact on their patients and an integral member of the healthcare team.
students in scrubs practicing taking a patient's blood pressure
  • Nurse Aide

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom
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

    Direct to Work
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, to include classroom, laboratory, and clinical internship experience.
female radiologist with xray machine
  • Radiologic Technology

    Curriculum
    Internship with Children’s Hospital, Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online
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.
person in protective gear hands medical instrument to surgeon
  • 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