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Carolinas College Academic Programs

At Carolinas College of Health Sciences (CCHS) students participate in a small-school atmosphere yet have access to world-class hospital opportunities. Our strong programs enable graduates to consistently achieve licensure and certifications pass rates well above state and national norms.

General Studies

Liberal arts and science courses which count toward program curriculum requirements, may qualify for transfer to other colleges, or may be taken for personal enrichment.  
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There is currently a high demand for histotechnologists in hospitals, labs, clinics and industry. Average starting salary is $42,000 per year.
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Medical Laboratory Science

Graduates are medical laboratory scientists, eligible to take a national certifying examination, and work in medical laboratories, clinics, and industry. Average starting salary is $42,000 per year.
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Our NCLEX licensure exam first time pass rate is 97 percent, and most nursing graduates take a position with CHS. Average starting salary is $40,000 per year.
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Designed for students who are considering a career in nursing, the Pre-Nursing program allows students to enroll in co-requisite courses or to earn a guaranteed space in the nursing program upon completion of prescribed courses with a specific cumulative GPA.
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Radiation Therapy

Students learn and practice in state-of-the-art cancer facilities within Carolinas HealthCare System. Average starting salary is $55,000 per year.
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Radiologic Technology

Graduates achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Average starting salary is $50,000 per year.
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Surgical Technology

Students gain experience in the latest cutting-edge technologies and can complete the program in 12 or 18 months. Average starting salary is $30,000 per year.
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Other Programs

The college also offers many non-credit courses and programs, some as short as a day or as long as eight weeks. Information about programs such as Nurse Aid I and II, Phlebotomy, Healing Touch, Anesthesia Tech, Blood Banking Specialist, and many more can be found under Continuing Education.
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