Health Assisting

Students develop specific skills in areas of nursing and medical assisting. Students work toward meeting both classroom and clinical requirements to be eligible for state and/or national certification testing. The Certified Nurse Assistant component focuses on the care of the resident or patient in an in-patient setting. Students sit for the Massachusetts Nurse Aide Certification exam. The Medical Assistant component of the program focuses on clinical procedures needed to work in an outpatient setting such as a doctor’s office. 

Career Opportunities (Entry Level):

  • Certified Home Health Aide
  • Electrocardiograph Technician
  • Pharmacy Assistant

With Experience or Advanced Training:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • X-ray Technician
  • Dental Hygienist

Related Fields/Occupations:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Physician
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist

Health Assisting Staff

Kathleen Dowd

Health Assisting Instructor


Peggy Stewart

Health Assisting Instructor


David Tapper

Lead Health Assisting Instructor