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Health Pathway

Health Pathway Overview

Start your path to a career in the medical field with CVTC's Health Pathway. This option gives you a flexible, affordable way to earn general education credits while giving you a career-focused educational foundation to help you transition into a health-related bachelor's degree program at a four-year school. This pathway has a strong focus on math and science to ensure you are on the most efficient transfer path and are ready for your future bachelor's degree.

In CVTC's Health Pathway, you will work closely with your academic advisor to build a course schedule that fits your educational and career goals. Start with two years of transferable credits for a fraction of the cost of a four-year school. Along with your general education courses, you may take courses including Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Digital Literacy – Health Care, and more. This pathway program does not provide certification to work as a healthcare professional.

Then, take advantage of our transfer agreements with many statewide four-year colleges and universities, including UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, and many more, earning your bachelor's degree for less! Now that's a good business decision.

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Guided Pathways

Do you already know which transfer school you’d like to go to? Make the transfer even smoother with our guided pathways. CVTC has partnered with UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout to create seamless transfer guides in key degree areas including Business, Education, Health, and STEM/Engineering. These guided transfer pathways provide step-by-step support throughout your transfer.

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Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

Just the Facts

Health Pathway
60 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face, Online

Program Location
Eau Claire, River Falls

Start Months
August, January, June


Financial Aid Eligible

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $12,216

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Health Pathway program.

Sample Courses

General Psychology
The course will encompass all aspects of the field of psychology from basic research to psychological disorders and treatments. This course will explore the areas of psychology through psychological, environmental, and biological perspectives. The course directs the student to be able to understand and analyze human behavior in everyday life. This is a two hundred 200-level psychology course designed to transfer to the university system, and it includes greater emphasis on psychological theory and research as compared with the 100-level Introduction to Psychology course.

Anatomy & Physiology 1
The fundamentals of bodily function are studied at the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system levels. Integration of physiological function and anatomical structure will be highlighted in the skeletal, integumentary, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence designed for students who wish to transfer to a four year institution.

Medical Terminology
This course focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis, and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic, and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

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Benefits of Transfer Pathways

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Save Money

CVTC's University Transfer programs have a lower cost per credit than many universities and colleges.

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Small Class Sizes

CVTC offers small class sizes that allow you to get personal, one-on-one attention from our instructors.

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Transfer to a University

Our university partnership agreements guarantee your credits will transfer.

Associate of Arts

University Transfer Pathways

Start here. Go there! Transferring from CVTC to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree is popular for many students. Transfer pathways allow students to build an academic foundation and save money on the cost of college.

Business Pathway  

Along with your general education courses, you will take Statistics, Accounting, Business Law, Marketing Principles, and more, getting you ready for your next step.

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Education Pathway  

Along with your general courses, you will also take Child Development, Behavior Management, Equity in Education, and more, preparing you for success at your next step.

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Health Pathway  

Along with your general education courses, you will take Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Digital Literacy – Health Care, and more, preparing you for your next step.

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Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Associate of Arts - University Transfer, Associate Degree

Associate of Science - University Transfer, Associate Degree

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CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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