Department Overview
It takes a special person to be a healthcare professional. Empathy, attention to detail, great interpersonal skills, flexibility, physical endurance and an ability to respond quickly are just a few of the traits that are found in successful healthcare providers.

If you think that healthcare is the field for you, we offer a wide variety of options. Here are just a few:
  • Registered Nurse including a bridge program for LPNs to earn an RN
  • Programs in Exercise Science and Health Science that are designed to transfer to four-year schools to pursue a bachelor’s degree
  • Programs in Ophthalmic Science and Health Information Technology that will prepare you to enter the workforce directly after graduation
  • Joint programs offered by RVCC and Rutgers University that can prepare you for a career in the fields of Dental Assisting or Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment
  • Specialized certificate programs to train you for a career as a Fitness Specialist or Medical Coder
  • Courses that can prepare you to take certification exams in such fields as Certified Nurse Aide and Emergency Medical Technician while you earn college credits at the same time
  • Intensive programs that will train you for a new career and prepare you to sit for certification exams in such fields as Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician, EKG Technician and Dental Radiology

Graduates of our programs have continued their education at such highly regarded colleges as Rutgers University, East Stroudsburg University, Kean University and the School of Professional Studies, The City University of New York.

Unleashing the Power of Healing
Compassion, dedication, service and the highest level of care. These are the principals that guide all of our Health Science Education programs. Whether you are looking to become a registered nurse or currently work in the healthcare field and want to enhance your skills, we have programs to meet your needs. Our faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the classroom and clinical setting. The diverse faculty brings expertise in such specialties as maternity, mental health, oncology, optometry, pediatrics, trauma, health information technology, medical assisting and fitness.