Health-Related

The fast-growing, extensive field of health care and wellness offers some of the most rewarding career opportunities available today. Whether your interests lie in traditional fields such as nursing or in high-tech fields such as radiologic technology, MCC has a program that is right for you. Please note that many of our health care programs are extremely popular, and will fill quickly. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Degree Programs


Addictions Counseling (A.S.)

The Addictions Counseling A.S. prepares you to help prevent substance abuse, counsel people with drug and alcohol problems, and provide other services to people suffering from addiction. The program is specifically designed for students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree in social work or a related field and ultimately work in a drug treatment agency, hospital, or drug prevention area. It provides the required knowledge, skills, and training hours mandated by the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to earn certification as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). In addition to coursework, students in the Addictions Counseling program will complete an internship that provides the valuable opportunity to integrate work experience with academic course work. Note: To apply to become a CASAC, you must reside or work in New York State at least 51% of the time, be at least 18 years of age, and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. For more information, visit www.oasas.state.ny.us
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC. Biology.


Biotechnology (A.A.S.)

The Biotechnology curriculum offers a comprehensive program that prepares you for employment as a laboratory technician. You'll learn the skills to perform a variety of molecular biology techniques and training on many different types of instruments used in modern laboratories. Our graduates may be employed in health care and pharmaceutical companies, microbiological and environmental testing companies, food processing i ndustries, and any university or industry laboratory engaged in molecular biology research and development.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC. Biology. Chemistry.


Clinical Laboratory Technician /Medical Laboratory Technician (A.A.S.)

This program is designed to prepare Clinical Laboratory Technicians/Medical Laboratory Technicians, under the supervision of Clinical Laboratory Scientists/Medical Technologists, to perform medical laboratory procedures. The CLT/MLT graduate will be competent in applying theory to practice and employ laboratory strategies in recording and analyzing data/results. The program includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; the basic principles of hematology; medical microbiology; immunohematology; immunology; serology; clinical chemistry, and body fluids/urinalysis. Graduates of the program can expect a favorable job market with increasing needs and growth opportunities. Fall admission only.

The graduate of this program will be eligible to sit for the New York State Medical Laboratory Technician Licensing exam and for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) certification exam.*


Dental Hygiene (A.A.S.)

The Dental Hygiene program prepares you for a career in preventive dentistry. Working under the supervision of a dentist, dental hygienists provide patient care through clinical service and dental health counseling. Graduates find jobs in private dental offices, hospitals, clinics, and community health agencies. The program includes courses in liberal arts, basic dental science and hands-on clinical experience. All students will complete off-campus clinical assignments as part of their clinical experience. Graduates take the National Board examination in July after graduation. Competitive Admission - please contact the Admissions Office for current admission criteria and/or geographic limitations.
Requirements: Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC; Biology; Chemistry.
Competitive Admission: Please contact the Admissions Office regarding current admission criteria and/or geographic limitations.


Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (A.A.S.)

This degree is intended for students who want to provide the highest level of emergency medical services care as a paramedic. The structured curriculum includes classroom, hospital clinical hours and field internships. Upon completion, you will be eligible to sit for the New York State Health Department certification examination as an EMT-Paramedic. Admission to this program is in January only.
Requirements: Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC, EMT Certification


Health Information Technology: Medical Records (A.A.S.)

The Health Information Technician is a trained health professional skilled in the technical aspects of preparing, analyzing and preserving health information used for patient care, assessment of quality health care, and financial, legal and research activities. This program prepares you to analyze health data for completeness, accuracy, and quality, to code health data, and teaches you about the medical and legal issues surrounding health records, quality improvement, and utilization management.
Requirements: Biology. Program applicants should be comfortable using personal computing and word processing programs.


Health Studies (A.S.)

The Health Studies A. S. degree program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university offering health-related degrees. The Health Studies program assists students interested in preparing for health careers including, but not limited to, community health education, school health education, substance abuse counseling, social work, health care administration, medical technology, nursing (bachelor's), recreation and leisure, or wellness promotion. The program includes courses in liberal arts, biology, psychology, social science, humanities and mathematics. The core program requirements include introductory health education courses in drug use and abuse, chronic and communicable diseases, first aid and safety, as well as personal and emotional wellness. The Health Studies A.S. provides opportunities for you to meet community health, wellness and prevention needs locally and throughout the state. Graduates will be fully prepared to transfer to a four-year college and complete a bachelor's degree in Health Science. The program includes courses in drug use and abuse, chronic and communicable diseases, first aid and safety, and personal and emotional wellness, plus courses in humanities, social science, national science, and mathematics.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC. Biology, Chemistry recommended


Nursing (A.A.S.)

This program prepares you to become a Professional Registered Nurse. Upon completion, you will be eligible for admission to the national licensing examination for Professional Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). MCC graduates continually pass this exam at a significantly higher level than the national and state averages. The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. We offer the following program options: Nursing Program (NU01) - designed to complete all required clinical components sequentially. Advanced Standing Option for Current LPNs - Three Semester Option (NU02) - this option lets current LPNs complete the nursing sequence in three semesters and substitutes exam credit for selected courses. Advanced Standing Option for Current LPNs - Two Semester Option (NU03) - this option lets current LPNs complete the nursing sequence in two semesters and substitutes clinical experience and exam credit for selected courses. Pre-Nursing for LPNs (NUE2) - for LPNs who need to complete some of the prerequisites necessary for admission to one of the above programs. You will take required courses as well as the Excelsior challenge exams. Upon completion of all requirements, you can apply for either the NU02 or NU03 program to finish your clinical sequence in two or three semesters. 3-Year RN Program for Graduating High School Seniors (NUE1) - This three-year option is designed especially for students who plan to matriculate in the September immediately following graduation from high school. Based on our experience, the program will make the transition to a rigorous curriculum significantly easier and increase the likelihood of success. We strongly recommend this option for graduating seniors. MCC also offers Dual Admission Programs with the following schools for a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing: Roberts Wesleyan (2+2), St. John Fisher College (2+2 and 2+3 for Master's Degree), and the University of Rochester (3+1). Competitive Admission - please contact the Admissions Office for current admission criteria and/or geographic limitations.
Requirements: Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC; Biology; Chemistry
Competitive Admission: please contact the Admissions Office regarding current admission criteria and/or geographic limitations.


Physical Education (A.S.)

This program prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university offering majors in physical education, physical studies, sport studies or a related area. The course of studies combines liberal arts courses in health, biology, psychology, and chemistry with courses in physical education theory and activity. In addition to providing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of movement, science and sport, the program includes opportunities for exploration in the career area. Our state-of-the art fitness centers and sport science labs include the newest computerized equipment, a natatorium, all-weather track, multiple tennis courts, racquetball courts, baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, field house and a new lacrosse field.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC. Biology.


Pre-Chiropractic Medicine - Liberal Arts-General Studies (A.S.)

This program is an Advisement Sequence within our Liberal Arts-General Studies program and was designed in conjunction with the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls. It meets all eligibility requirements for future admission to NYCC. To be considered for admission to NYCC, you must first complete 90 hours at MCC while maintaining a GPA of 3.25 in all science courses. During your first year at MCC, you will submit a letter of intent to NYCC and identify your desired date of entrance. Students who successfully complete all program requirements are guaranteed admission to NYCC for the entrance date of their choice.
Requirements: Pre-Calculus (Pre-Calculus in high school with an 85 or Math 175 at MCC).


Pre-Pharmacy - Liberal Arts & Sciences-Science (A.S.)

This program is an Advisement Sequence within our Liberal Arts & Sciences-Science program and prepares you to transfer to a school of pharmacy to earn a bachelor's degree. You will build a solid background in math, biology, chemistry, and physics as well as take general courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC; Biology; Chemistry.


Radiology Technology (A.A.S.)

Also known as a radiographer, the radiologic technologist administers x-rays to produce anatomic images for diagnostic, therapeutic and research purposes. Students attend lectures and labs on campus as well as clinical classes at several area hospitals. Clinical classes range from 8-12 hours per week the first year and 24 hours per week the second year. A seven-week summer session provides additional experience. Our 21-month program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312.704.5300, fax 312.704.5304), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accreditation agency of programs for the radiographer. Upon completion, you will be eligible for admission to the American Registry Certification Examination and New York State Licensure.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC. Biology.
Competitive Admission-Please contact the Admissions Office regarding current admission criteria and/or geographic limitations.


Certificates


Dental Assisting

This one-year certificate prepares you for licensure as a Dental Assistant in New York State. You will learn chairside dental assisting procedures, related lab and office procedures, and all expanded functions permitted by the State Education Department. The program includes lectures, labs, clinical application of skills, and formal externships. It is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and registered with the State Education Department. Upon completion, you may take the National Certification Exam offered by the Dental Assisting National Board.
Requirements: Completed physical exam, high school diploma or GED (high school chemistry and biology recommended), CPR certification


Dental Assisting Online

This program is for currently employed dental assistants with a sponsoring dentist and meets the academic requirement for licensure as a Dental Assistant in New York State. You will learn chairside dental assisting procedures and related lab procedures, and all expanded functions permitted by the State Education Department. The program includes lectures and clinical application of skills. Upon completion and passing the licensure examination students will be eligible for licensure. The program may be completed in as little as one semester, depending upon the amount of credit awarded for prior experience.
Requirements: Completed physical exam, high school diploma or GED (high school chemistry and biology recommended), CPR certification


Emergency Medical Services

This certificate program prepares you to enter the emergency medical services field. It is also designed for those currently in the field who need to upgrade their skills. You will choose one of three program tracks:

  • Paramedic Candidate - focuses on developing applicable science and math skills prior to entering our Paramedic A.A.S. program
  • EMS Management - for students already working in the EMS field who want to develop management and supervisory skills
  • General - for students who need to tailor their specific needs in the EMS field. You will choose any 12 credit hours from eligible courses.
Requirements: Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC

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