Mohawk Valley Community College has created a new two-year degree program in Health Science, which will be offered beginning in the Fall 2020 semester.


The Health Science associate in science (AS) degree program is designed to provide foundational learning for students interested in healthcare careers. It also offers an alternative for students who wish to enroll in MVCC’s competitive healthcare programs, such as Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Surgical Technician, which have limited enrollment and strict prerequisites, meaning many students can’t get into their program of choice.


The program, designed by MVCC faculty with advisory from Utica College, meets the requirements for the SUNY Health Education Transfer Pathway, which guarantees seamless transfer into a Health Studies, Health Sciences, Public Health, or Healthcare Management bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university, such as SUNY Cortland, SUNY Brockport, and Utica College.


Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events.

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