Health Science

Health science students working in the nursing simulation

Health Science

  • Health Science

Sheridan College, Gillette College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: AS 

Health care careers are in high demand and are some of the fastest growing career options in the nation. From nursing and dental hygiene to physical therapy and message therapy, health care jobs and careers provide exciting challenges and flexibility. NWCCD Associate of Science degree program in Health Science will give you the ideal academic background to pursue advanced degrees and training in a number of health care fields or enter the workforce in entry-level positions. The Health Science program is available at both Sheridan College and Gillette College.


Industry Outlook

Health care positions are growing across the country. Health care professionals are in high demand to serve the needs of growing and aging populations while adhering to industry and national standards and protocols. The health care industry features a wide variety of fast-paced jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts more than 525,000 new jobs will be added to the field of Registered Nurses, a 19% job growth from 2012-2022. The fields of Dental Hygiene and Massage Therapy are also expected to grow, adding 64,000 and 30,000 new jobs.


Careers and Opportunities

Health science professionals work in an array of fields. From nursing to dental hygiene, health care professionals are vital to serving the needs of communities across every state in the nation. NWCCD’s Associate of Science in Health Science will give you the broad academic background to transfer into Bachelor’s degree programs or advanced training and join a career field like:


  • Athletic trainer
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Massage therapist
  • Nurse
  • Chiropractor
  • Audiologist
  • EMT and paramedic
  • Dietician
  • Doctor and surgeon
  • Social worker
  • Medical assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist



Many NWCCD students complete the Health Science program while earning admission into Dental Hygiene and Nursing programs.



Our Program

Our NWCCD Associate of Science degree in Health Science is recommended for students looking to pursue a career in the health care field. The program is designed to provide you with a broad general education, as well as an introduction to a variety of health care-related courses, like Medical Terminology for Health Care, Nutrition for Health Care, Health Promotion, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Emergency Medical Responder, Calculations for Heath Care, and more. NWCCD’s Health Science degree can be an excellent area of study for:


  • Students awaiting admission into the Dental Hygiene or Nursing programs
  • Massage Therapy students seeking to transfer to a four-year program
  • Health Science students seeking an Associate degree



Our NWCCD Health Science program offers you excellent flexibility to pursue your interests in the health care field. Our faculty members will guide you through foundational courses in health care that best fit your career goals in the health care industry.



Faculty and Community

Our NWCCD Health Science program has some of the best faculty members available. They are knowledgeable, bring decades of experience to the labs and classrooms, and they dedicated to your success. Our faculty will advise you through relevant and required courses designed to meet your overall academic and career goals.

Whether you are interested in becoming a nurse, massage therapist, dental hygienist, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or joining another health care position, our NWCCD faculty will work to get you on the right academic path.

NWCCD faculty have built strong partnerships with regional hospitals, dental offices, massage therapy businesses, rehab centers and more to give our Health Science students opportunities for hands-on learning.



Interested in a degree in Health Sciences from NWCCD? Apply now!


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 6,500 credit and non-credit students per year.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070