Allied Health Science


This certificate program is recommended for students who may plan to pursue careers in nursing, dental hygiene and many other allied health programs.

Nursing Preparation:

Through careful academic advising, students gain a strong academic foundation as they complete nursing prerequisites and the liberal arts and sciences courses required in various Associate and Bachelor’s degree RN programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Dental Hygiene:

Students work with an advisor to prepare for admission to the Dental Hygiene program at Tunxis Community College.

Other Allied Health Programs:

Many of the courses in the Allied Health certificate program also prepare students to enter other allied health programs such as medical assisting, physical therapist assistant, radiology technology, respiratory therapy, and others. Students must work with an advisor and consult specific program requirements to select the appropriate courses for each program.

Completion of the certificate does NOT guarantee acceptance into a nursing or allied health program.

Advisors: Alison Jassen (pre-nursing),, 860-738-6391

Jane O'Grady (pre-physical therapy),, 860-738-6393

Program Requirements





Intermediate Algebra



General Psychology I



Principles of Sociology



Anatomy & Physiology I



Anatomy & Physiology II






Concepts of Chemistry





Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the structure and function of the human body and how the structure and function of various systems are inter-related.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of factors that promote health and disease.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to write effectively.
  4. Meet prerequisites for most regional nursing and other allied health programs.
  5. Allied Health Concentration:

Allied Health Concentration:

NCCC has a collaborative arrangement with the Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health. Students may take courses at NCCC to meet specific prerequisites and course requirements for the Radiography, Radiation Therapist and Histology Technician programs at Hartford Hospital. The course prerequisites that students take at NCCC vary for each program but generally include math and science courses. In addition, students may take specific courses, such as Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology I and II, at NCCC to meet program requirements at Hartford Hospital. An advisor will work with students to select appropriate courses. Students take the courses with specific career training at Hartford Hospital.

Students completing the Radiography, Radiation Therapist, and Histology technician programs may transfer the Hartford Hospital courses to NCCC for academic credit. These credits may be used to meet degree requirements for the Associate Degree in General Studies. Students will need to take additional courses at NCCC to complete the AS degree requirements.

NCCC has an agreement with Naugatuck Valley Community College to accept NCCC students into the NVCC Nursing Program. For more information, please see the "Nursing Partnership" page in the Special Transfer Programs section of this catalog.

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