Health Career Pathways

The need for qualified healthcare professionals is growing and predicted to continue growing over the next 20 years. Partnerships between Carl Sandburg College, healthcare employers and in-district high schools are an important part of the work being done to meet the growing demand. In addition, curriculum review and revision is ongoing based upon research and input from industry partners. As a result, certificates of completion, certifications and program certificates are available as preparation for entry-level positions in healthcare.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees in health, including nursing, radiologymedical assisting, mortuary science and dental hygiene are also available. Some programs have pathways designed for students at participating high schools to begin as early as their junior year in high school for accelerated admission into these limited enrollment programs.