ocky Mount, NC - Nash Community College is offering three new degree programs beginning this fall. Associate Degrees in Healthcare Business Informatics, Human Services Technology, and Human Services Technology - Gerontology are available as new options to students.
The Healthcare Business Informatics degree program prepares students for careers in installation, data management, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems. Graduates should qualify for employment as database/data warehouse analysts, technical support professionals, informatics technology professionals, systems analysts, networking and security technicians, and computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field. Careers in the Healthcare Business Informatics pathway include many different levels of health care related employment. Potential careers include health care administrators and managers of patient data and information, financial information, and computer applications related to healthcare processes and procedures. Based on an increasing reliance on electronic information, the demand for these workers will remain high through 2020. Many career opportunities are available throughout the health care system. Call 252-451-8374 for more information on Healthcare Business Informatics.
The Public and Human Services department has added the Human Services Technology degree program which prepares students for careers in agencies providing social, community, and educational services. Graduates may work in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction and educational agencies. Additionally, the Human Services Technology degree program is offered with a concentration in Gerontology. With the concentration in gerontology, graduates will be skilled in direct service delivery work with aging adults and their families. Course work includes physical, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process; as well as health, wellness, nutrition, diet, exercise, and well-being. For more information about the Human Services Technology programs, call 252-451-8279.
"With the addition of these three new programs, Nash Community College is confident our graduates will continue to meet workforce needs and obtain employment," Vice President for Instruction Deborah Griffiths shared. "The College is committed to providing affordable relevant programs that provide educational opportunities for students to prepare to meet local needs."
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Healthcare Business Informatics and Human Service Technology fields are expected to experience more steady employment growth than other occupations.
Extended registration for fall semester is August 9th through 12th and classes begin August 15th. New student orientation is August 8th in 9am in the College's Brown Auditorium. Call 252-443-4011 or visit www.nashcc.edu for more information.
Kelley Deal Nash Community College Public Relations Director 252-451-8235