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Profiles
CC's Academy of Health
Professions (AHP),
established in 2010, offers
short-term, college-credit
certificate programs to prepare students for
entry-level careers in challenging and
rewarding health care fields. Programs
offered include Certified Nursing
Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Medical
Office Administration, and Phlebotomy.
"At Middlesex, we seek to be leaders in
providing health career education
congruent with the needs of a changing
health care environment and the
communities we serve," said Kathleen
Sweeney, MCC Dean of Health and
Science, Technology, Engineering &
Mathematics (STEM). "The AHP program
seeks to meet the needs of our community.
It is a work in progress, and we try to build
on our successes. We continually assess our
progress to improve our programs."
President Barack Obama and Governor
Deval Patrick recently outlined a vision for
moving the country and the state forward.
Both emphasized the importance of
community colleges in satisfying workforce
needs and creating new initiatives. Both
recognized the importance of providing
people the opportunity to begin a career
with decent pay and a chance to move
forward.
"I believe community colleges are
uniquely positioned to help close the skills
gap and get people back to work," said
Patrick. "Some are already making
impressive contributions to workforce
development. Middlesex Community
College for example runs an Academy of
Health Professions tied to industry growth
in the Merrimack Valley."
Sweeney was quick to note that
collaboration between the college and
Academy of Health Professions
Meets Workforce Development Needs
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Workforce Development
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At Middlesex, we seek to
be leaders in providing
health career education
congruent with the needs
of a changing health
care environment and the
communities we serve. The
AHP program seeks to meet
the needs of our community.
Kathleen Sweeney
MCC Dean of Health and
Science, Technology, Engineering
& Mathematics (STEM)
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