Cape Cod Community College was created in 1961; they are located in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, at that time it was the second institution that opened their doors in this place where nowadays there are 15 community colleges. It is important to mention that it is really easy to get there by public transportation.
Their academic program is classified in 5 different divisions. Each category is subdivided in a vast diversity of majors. The Department of Health Sciences (which is part of the Division of Business, Health, Human Services and Social Sciences) offers the following majors: Allied Health, Certified Nurse Aide, Dental Hygiene, Fire Science: Emergency Medical Services Option, Fire Science: Fire Science Option, Gerontology, Nursing and Paramedic Science.
Students have the opportunity to choose within a variety of specialized professions. These particular programs are called Certificates. CCCC offers 7 different Certificates in Health Sciences.
They are: Diagnostic Technician, Fire Officer Development, Gerontology, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Paramedic and Tri-Level Nurse Aide or Home Health.
Collegiate Technician Programs leading to the A.S. degree (Associate in Science Degree) are also available in the department of Health Sciences. Fire Science Option, Emergency Medical Services Option and Nursing are examples of them.
Besides the corresponding College academic accreditation, the Nursing Program of the College is not only approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, but is also accredited by the National League for Nursing. Furthermore, The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association has also recognized the CCCC Dental Hygiene Program.
They provide the benefit of a Dental Hygiene Clinic with capacity for 14-people; this clinic is completely supervised by dentists and licensed dental hygienists.