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A Career in Health

The health care industry is one of the largest in the country, with more than 11 million jobs. Nine of the 20 occupations projected to grow the fastest will be in health care. Combining technology and the human touch, the health care industry administers care to millions of people-from newborns to the elderly.

Careers in health care are demanding and rewarding. The health programs at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) provide the rigorous academic preparation needed to enter the workplace. Students who are strong in math and life and behavioral sciences and who care about others are invited to explore the health program options at GRCC.

Program Options

GRCC offers the following associate degree programs:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Registered Nursing - ADN Associate Degree
  • Advanced Standing - LPN to AD Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology

GRCC offers the following certificate programs:

  • Dental Assisting (or optional associate degree)
  • Practical Nursing

Advantages of GRCC's Health Programs:

  • State and national accreditation
  • Clinical and real-world experience
  • Outstanding pass rates on licensure and certification examinations
  • Exceptional job placement
  • Established reputation in the community
  • Classes that may apply toward a bachelor's degree

After successfully completing a GRCC health program, you will:

  • Receive a certificate or an associate degree
  • Be eligible to apply for a state and/or a national licensing or certification examination

Benefits of attending GRCC:

  • Experienced and dedicated faculty
  • Low-cost tuition
  • Convenient location
  • Personal attention
  • Financial aid and scholarship availability
  • Job placement services
  • Access to lifelong learning opportunities

For more information:

To get more information about GRCC admissions contact the Enrollment Center at 616-234-4000; for financial aid, call the Financial Aid office 616-234-4030.

Specific details of the admission process and prerequisites for all health programs can be found at Health Admisssions Frequently Asked Questions.

Health Admissions Coordinator
Paula Naujalis
pnaujali@grcc.edu
Room 600, College Park Plaza Building
616-234-4348 phone
616-234-4317 fax