Health Careers

Welcome! At MCC the term “Health Career” is used to describe a group of important professions that assist, facilitate and complement the work of physicians and other healthcare providers. Many of these health professions were developed in the last 20–25 years in response to the rapid advancements in healthcare technologies.

The healthcare industry is a significant and fast-growing segment of today’s economy. Many opportunities for employment exist across a wide variety of healthcare settings including wellness centers, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and nursing homes. As a result, demand is high and is expected to increase for individuals with healthcare degrees.

Students with an interest in healthcare can earn an associate of science degree or certificate in any of the following program areas:

Degree Programs
Program Contact
Health and Exercise Science, A. S. Allison MacKenzie, 860-512-2718
Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.S. Donna Sweeney, 860-512-2717
Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Science, A.S. Nora Uricchio, 860-512-2730
Radiography, Radiologic Science, A.S. Susan Morison, 860-512-2708
Respiratory Care, A.S. Nancy LaRoche-Shovak, 860-512-2714
Surgical Technology, A.S. Terry Kennedy, 860-512-2734
Certificate Programs
Program Contact
Dental Assistant Rosemary Ryan, 860-512-2705
Health Career Pathways Nancy LaRoche-Shovak, 860-512-2714


Admission to a Health Career Program

Please note: Admission to a health career program follows a special and selective application process.

In addition to completing the general MCC Application, students who are interested in the Dental Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care and Surgical Technology programs are required to fill out a separate Health Career Programs Application.  The Health Career Program Application and instructions for completing it are found on each program page.

Attendance at a Health Careers Information Session is also required before the program application deadline. Session dates are listed on each program page.

Students who are not accepted into a specific health career program may re-apply the following year.

If a student is not accepted, his or her subsequent application is not affected – every application is reviewed on its own merits. For students who wish to reapply, it is necessary to complete and submit another set of the required application materials.

For specific admission information to any of these programs, please contact the Program Coordinator directly.