Health Related Sciences Academy

As a Queensborough student you will focus your education in one of our five nationally recognized Queensborough Academies.

Studying in the Health Related Sciences Academy you will learn from professors who are passionate about their subjects – and your future.  The Health Related Sciences degree programs provide strategies, knowledge and skills for a rewarding career as a health service professional of the 21st century. Health related services will continue to be in great demand and new medical technologies will only increase demand for skilled health care workers.

Faculty-led opportunities include service-learning and undergraduate research experiences as well as the potential for internships and participation in academic conferences resulting in a more focused, impactful education.

From the moment you step onto our campus, you are paired with a personal Queensborough Academy Adviser dedicated to helping you reach your academic and career goals. Your Academy Adviser will guide you through course selection, help you understand degree requirements, assist with career planning and support you through your entire time at Queensborough.

Within your Queensborough Health Related Sciences Academy, you will have the opportunity to connect in-class learning with real-world experiences while receiving the highest quality health sciences education.

Degree Programs

Associate in Science (A.S.)

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Health Sciences

Imagine yourself as a Physician Assistant or Occupational Therapist? Take this first step to careers in Community Health Education, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Nutrition Sciences and other health- related careers. Students are prepared to enter several different bachelor degree programs throughout the metropolitan area.

AS degree in Public Health
Public Health

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. Public Health and related fields is among the fastest growing employment areas in NYC and the nation.

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Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

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Massage Therapy

One of the oldest known therapeutic treatments, Massage Therapy is increasingly recognized and incorporated into more traditional medical treatments. This degree -- the only such higher education program in the metropolitan area -- offers a strong academic foundation and practical applications of both Eastern and Western massage techniques.

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Medical Office Assistant

Medical office assistants are in demand. The certificate program (see below) is the foundation for this degree. Students expand their general medical knowledge and administrative skills, and gain proficiency in additional clinical procedures needed for this field.

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Nursing

The Nursing program combines a rigorous 67-credit program with clinical experiences, preparing graduates to provide direct care to patients with common, well-defined health care needs in a variety of structured health care settings. Admission is highly competitive, and is based on successful completion of a pre-Nursing curriculum.

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Nursing Dual/Joint with Hunter College

Leading to B.S.N. in Nursing at Hunter College

The Nursing program combines a rigorous 67-credit program with clinical experiences, preparing graduates to provide direct care to patients with common, well-defined health care needs in a variety of structured health care settings. Admission is highly competitive, and is based on successful completion of a pre-Nursing curriculum.

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Nursing Dual/Joint with School of Professional Studies

Leading to B.S. in Nursing at the School of Professional Studies

The Nursing program combines a rigorous 67-credit program with clinical experiences, preparing graduates to provide direct care to patients with common, well-defined health care needs in a variety of structured health care settings. Admission is highly competitive, and is based on successful completion of a pre-Nursing curriculum.

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Nursing Dual/Joint with York College

Leading to B.S. in Health Sciences at York College

The Nursing program combines a rigorous 67-credit program with clinical experiences, preparing graduates to provide direct care to patients with common, well-defined health care needs in a variety of structured health care settings. Admission is highly competitive, and is based on successful completion of a pre-Nursing curriculum.

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Certificate Programs

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Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding, and Billing

The certificate program in Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding, and Billing will offer both employees in the field and newly graduated high school students educational opportunity in health care office administration. The curriculum will develop students' communication, interpersonal and business management skills; provide a broad understanding of the ways in which society deals with health and disease, with selected exercises in physiology and anatomy; and provide instruction in medical office proce-dures, computer use, coding and billing, including a coop¬erative education experience.

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Medical Office Assistant

Students may achieve their certificate in this 30-credit program and are ready for initial employment in the medical assistant field. Coursework includes medical secretarial skills, basic biological principles, public health sciences and medical office clinical procedures.

Potential Careers / Transfer Paths

What careers can I pursue after Queensborough?

With a degree/certificate from Queensborough Community College, you can achieve extraordinary success in a wide variety of careers. Visit CareerTraQ to get started exploring potential options. Also, visit the Office of Career Services page for valuable resources to aid you in career planning.

Where can I transfer after Queensborough?

Queensborough Community College has transfer agreements with several colleges and universities for you to continue to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in your chosen field. Visit our Transfer Agreements page to learn more.

Academy Sponsored Events

"STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER SUCCESS" (CO-SPONSORED WITH THE STEM ACADEMY)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:10-2:00 pm
Presenter - Dr. Howard Adams
Dr. Howard Adams is an internationally known educator, lecturer and consultant in the area of academic, career and professional development. Come and hear about ways to develop a successful path towards your future goals!
Location: Medical Arts Building, Room 136

PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12:10-2:00 pm
Presenter - Dr. Anuradha Srivastava & Dr. Andrea Salis
What is Public Health? Learn about our new health program and the employment opportunities within the field!
Location: Oakland Building

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Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.