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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

Associate degree programs

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

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

Biology/Life Sciences Policy for Health Programs

  • Life science courses (BI 117, BI 121, BI 122, GH 125, BI 127, and CHM 210) must have been completed within eight years of graduation/completion of your desired Health Program at GRCC (This includes Life Science courses that are transferred in from other institutions regardless of the date on which they are transferred).

For more information

To get more information about GRCC admissions contact the Enrollment Center at (616) 234-3300; for financial aid, call the Financial Aid office (616) 234-4030.

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

Health Admissions Coordinator
Room 600, College Park Plaza Building
(616) 234-4348 phone
(616) 234-4317 fax