The Health Sciences Division offers an array of programs for students interested in entering the health care workforce. Programs lead to a certificate and/or degree as an Anesthesia Technologist, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Restorative Dental Technologist, Emergency Medical Technician, Gerontology, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Radiologic Technologist, and Registered Nurse. There is also a Career Ladder option from the Licensed Vocational Nurse program to the Registered Nurse program. Program offerings range from six weeks, one year, and two years. Each program is approved by the appropriate regulatory agency and many have specialized program accreditation. Programs may require that students have clinical experiences on as well as off campus in professional offices, hospital(s), and other educational settings. Specific certificate program outcomes can be found in the Degrees and Certificates section of this Catalog.