Programs & Courses

The college offers a multitude of programs for students seeking a career in Allied Health. The different focuses include Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic, Cardiovascular Tech, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiography, Surgical Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Respiratory Care and Bioprocessing.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Dental Hygiene

Advising and Transfer Center Phone: 410-386-8435 Email: advise@carrollcc.edu The Arts and Sciences-Dental Hygiene transfer recommendation offers students preparation to apply to the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. Admission to the University program is competitive. Potential transfer students to UMB may consider taking Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry at Howard Community College or Essentials of Organic Chemistry at Frederick Community College. Students should contact an advisor for additional transfer options. + All courses, other than CHEM-106 and any electives needed to reach 60 credits, must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to the fall the student intends to begin the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Dental Hygiene program.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Pre-Nursing

Advising and Transfer Center Phone: 410-386-8435 Email: advise@carrollcc.edu Students wishing to directly pursue B.S.N. nursing degrees are choosing various clinical-program options from the surrounding four-year colleges. Regardless of the clinical program chosen, there are certain core courses common to all programs and those can be completed at Carroll Community College. Some or all of the remaining courses may be required by external nursing programs. Students should plan their courses after checking the specific program requirements and procedures of the transfer institutions they expect to attend and conferring with the nursing advisor. Carroll Community College currently offers Associate to Bachelors programs with Towson, Frostburg and Stevenson. These programs allow students who are enrolled in the Associate of Science, Registered Nurse, program to concurrently take courses towards a BSN degree. See an advisor for details * Asterisked courses are required for all collegiate nursing programs, including Carroll Community College's program.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

These courses are required for all collegiate nursing programs: BIOL-210, BIOL-211, BIOL-215, PSYC-101, PSYC-211, SOC-101, ENGL-101, and General Education Mathematics. ***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Transfer to Frederick CC Bioprocess Tech

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium A Combined Program with Frederick Community College Carroll Contacts: Candace Edwards (new students) / Advising and Transfer Center (current students) Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium A Combined Program with Frederick Community College Carroll Contacts: Candace Edwards (new students) / Advising and Transfer Center (current students) Phone: 410-386-8430/410-386-8435 Email: admissions@carrollcc.edu / advise@carrollcc.edu Frederick Contact: Jennifer McAninley, 301-846-2471 Email: jmcaninley@frederick.edu Prepares individuals to work as process operators in biological products manufacturing facilities. Students will combine basic science and communication skills, manufacturing technologies and good manufacturing practices in the course of study. Students will develop a strong basic science foundation with a sound understanding of the major technologies employed in the industry. They will also develop collaborative and disciplined work ethics while consistently practicing problem-solving skills. Upon successful completion of the program, individuals will possess the necessary skills to qualify for employment in a variety of bioprocessing industries.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

FCC Trans to Biolprocessing Tech

FCC requires these courses: BIOL-101 BIOL-215 CHEM-105 CHEM-106 CIS-101 ENGL-101 COMM-105, plus a General Education Math course and 7 electives. For the electives, these courses are recommended: 1-3 credits from PHED or HLTH, ENGL-209, and CHEM-201.

 Transfer to Frederick CC Respiratory Care

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium A Combined Program with Frederick Community College Carroll Contacts: Candace Edwards (new students) / Advising and Transfer Center (current students) Phone: 410-386-8430/410-386-8435 Email: admissions@carrollcc.edu / advise@carrollcc.edu Frederick Contact: Jennifer McAninley, 301-846-2471 Email: jmcaninley@frederick.edu This degree prepares students to assume responsible positions as part of the health care team and focuses on the use of objective scientific data as well as theory to train students to solve complex problems in the clinical setting. Students receive specialized training in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, management and preventative care for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory Care students participate in various classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. The laboratory experience provides the opportunity for hands-on experience in preparation for clinical practice in diverse clinical settings. A minimum grade of C must be earned in all courses. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination administered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). The Frederick Community College Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. A grade of C or better is required in all courses.

Transfer to FCC Repiratory Care

Frederick CC requires these courses with a C or higher for transfer to their Respiratory Care program: BIOL-101 BIOL-210 BIOL-211 BIOL-215 COMM-105 ENGL-101 HLTH-201 PSYC-101 and a General Education Math course.

 Transfer to Frederick CC Surgical Tech

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium A Combined Program with Frederick Community College Carroll Contacts: Candace Edwards (new students) / Advising and Transfer Center (current students) Phone: 410-386-8430/410-386-8435 Email: admissions@carrollcc.edu/ advise@carrollcc.edu Frederick Contact: Jennifer McAninley, 301-846-2471 Email: jmcaninley@frederick.edu Building on their Surgical Technology Certificate achievement, students prepare for a diversified role in the medical or business fields by completing additional coursework. CA.A.HEP Accreditation entitles program graduates to apply to sit for the national certifying examination in surgical technology. A minimum grade of C in all coursework must be obtained. Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical facilities. A grade of C or better is required in all courses.

Transfer to FCC Surgical Tech

Frederick Community College requires these courses: BIOL-101 BIOL-210 BIOL-211 BIOL-215 COMM-105 ENGL-101 HIT-111 HLTH-201; PSYC-101 or SOC-101; and one General Education Math course.

 Transfer to Howard CC Cardiovascular Tech

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium A Combined Program with Howard Community College Carroll Contacts: Candace Edwards (new students) / Advising and Transfer Center (current students) Phone: 410-386-8430/410-386-8435 Email: admissions@carrollcc.edu / advise@carrollcc.edu Howard Contact: Office of Admissions and Advising, HCC / alliedhealth@howardcc.edu / 410-772-4230 This program prepares students to enter the allied health career field of cardiovascular technology to gather data and perform various cardiac and/or vascular diagnostic tests and procedures under the direction of a physician. The invasive technologist may be found in cardiac catheterization, blood gas and electrophysiology laboratories. Working in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, operating area and/or electrophysiology laboratory, the technologist utilizes x-ray and monitoring equipment in performing invasive diagnostic tests to determine the condition of the patient's heart. New therapeutic steps may be taken to treat an existing condition during the procedure. The program is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).

Transfer Courses for Howard's Cardiovascular Tech

Howard recommends the following courses: ENGL-101, BIOL-101 BIOL-210 BIOL-211 SOC-101 COMM-105; One General Education Math course; plus PHYS-101, Technical Physical Science, that must be completed at HCC prior to clinicals.

 Transfer to Howard CC EMS

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium A Combined Program with Howard Community College Carroll Contacts: Candace Edwards (new students) / Advising and Transfer Center (current students) Phone: 410-386-8430/410-386-8435 Email: admissions@carrollcc.edu / advise@carrollcc.edu Howard Contact: Office of Admissions and Advising, HCC /alliedhealth@howardcc.edu / 410-772-4230 This area of study prepares graduates to provide immediate care for the critically ill or injured at the site of an emergency. Emergency care is maintained during transport of patients to hospital settings. Instruction includes classroom and clinical experience. Successful completion of the program leads to eligibility to take state and national certification examinations in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. Graduates are employed by fire and rescue organizations, hospitals, private ambulance companies and other health care agencies. Current EMT-B certification* and all required prerequisite courses must be verified for enrollment in EMSP-160, along with proof of experience as an EMT-B as outlined by Code of Maryland (COMAR) regulations. + A Grade of C or better is required in math, science, and EMSP courses.

Howard Transfer to EMT

These courses are required for transfer to Howard's EMT program: BIOL-101 BIOL-210 BIOL-211 ENGL-101 PSYC-101 COMM-105; and a General Education Math course.

 Transfer to JHHospital Nuclear Med Tech

Advising and Transfer Center Phone: 410-386-8435 Email: advise@carrollcc.edu This sequence is suggested for graduation with an Arts & Sciences degree and transfer to The Johns Hopkins Hospital Nuclear Medicine Technology program. Students must complete the courses marked with a + to qualify for admission. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed; an A.A. with a GPA of 2.500 is required in all prerequisite coursework. After transfer, the program is an 18-month, full-time, day program. Visit radiologycareers.rad.jhmi.edu for more information. + Required by Johns Hopkins Hospital with a minimum grade of C # Recommended by Johns Hopkins Hospital

Transfer JHH Nuclear Med Technology

Johns Hopkins Hospital requires these courses (C or higher): BIOL-101, BIOL-210, BIOL-211, CHEM-105, CHEM-106, HIT-111, PHYS-101, COMM-105, MATH-123, PSYC-101. JHH recommends these courses: CHEM-201, MATH-115, PSYC-211

 Transfer to JHHospital Radiography

General Education Requirements

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Choose 2 courses, 1 each from 2 different Areas. Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES:  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION & LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS:  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course. (7-8 credits; combos of BIOL-100/BIOL-101 and ENV-100/FSCI-210 are not allowed.)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Transfer JHH Radiography

Johns Hopkins Hospital requires these courses (C or higher): BIOL-101, BIOL-210, BIOL-211, CIS-101, ENGL-101, MATH-123 JHH recommends these courses: CHEM-105, PHYS-101, PSYC-101, PSYC-210

 Transfer to JHHospital Sonography

Advising and Transfer Center Phone: 410-386-8435 Email: advise@carrollcc.edu This sequence is suggested for transfer to The Johns Hopkins Hospital Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program under Carroll's Arts and Sciences degree program. Students must complete the courses marked with a + to qualify for admission. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed; an A.A. with a GPA of 2.500 is required. After transfer, the program is an 18-month, full-time, day program. For more information, visit radiologycareers.rad.jhmi.edu. Note that there are other DMS programs in the area, including Howard Community College, Montgomery College, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. See an advisor for details. + Required by Johns Hopkins Hospital with a minimum grade of C

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Transfer to JHH Diagnostic Med Sonography

Johns Hopkins Hospital recommends these courses for transfer to their Diagnostic Medical Sonography program: BIOL-101 BIOL-210 BIOL-211 CIS-101 ENGL-101 ENGL-102 HIT-111 MATH-115 MATH-123 PHYS-101 PSYC-101 COMM-105; One Emerging Issues Course; One Social and Behavioral Science course; and 11 elective credits.

Career Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Health Care Professions Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts (e.g. fitness center, office technology lab, etc.)
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership ChallengeAdvanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Talk to professionals in relevant health care professions; conduct informational interviews.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer, or internship positions in a health care environment.
  • Volunteer and participate in health-related programs on campus - wellness events, health fairs, blood pressure screenings, blood drives, etc.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills. Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Get involved in student professional associations in your field of interest (e.g. Student Nurses' Association).
  • Mentor students (e.g. Nursing student peer mentoring program).
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Become a team leader for New Student Orientation.
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.
  • Supplement your program with advanced science or health courses, or minor in a science.





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