Popular Healthcare Degree Programs Offered at University College at Rockland

By University College at Rockland | Dec 26, 2013
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Despite a challenging economic climate, health care remains one of the fastest-growing occupational areas in the nation. University College at Rockland offers courses from the University of Maine System campuses leading to degrees or certificates in Allied Health, Medical Lab Technology, Health Care Administration, Nursing, Mental Health and Human Services and more.  Classes for the Spring 2014 semester begin in January. It is not too late to get started for the January term.

Courses are taught online or delivered to the Center via interactive television and video conferencing from campuses of the University of Maine System.  This spring, health care courses available at University College range from Healing and Spirituality to Advanced Pharmacology.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, seven of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are in the field of health care. From 2008 to 2018, healthcare and social-assistance employment will expand by nearly 4 million jobs, to 19.8 million, according to BLS projections.

“Qualified professionals will always be needed to work in laboratories, in clinics, and as nurses,” said Deborah Meehan, Director of University College at Rockland. “We are fortunate to be able to offer excellent quality courses and programs right here in our community.”

Registration for the Spring 2014 semester is open and ongoing. For more information about health care and other degree or certificate programs offered at URock, please call them at 596-6906 or visit the web site at www.learn.maine.edu/rockland.

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