Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
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Nursing and Health Care Degrees and Certificates

Interested in a career in one of the hottest fields around?

The health sciences programs El Centro College can prepare you for a rewarding, in-demand position that will let you make a difference in other people’s lives.

Not quite sure which health science program you’re interested in? Check out the Careers Resource Center and find the health science career that's right for you.

Nursing and Health Care Programs

Have Questions?

Contact the Allied Health Programs at El Centro College.

Cardiac Sonography

Work alongside cardiologists as you use sound waves to examine a patient’s heart and vessels.

Dental Hygiene

Clean teeth, help to prevent dental disease, apply preventive agents and educate patients about good oral health.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Visualize internal organs, soft tissue structures and vessels using high-frequency sound waves as requested by physicians to diagnose patients.

EMT and Paramedic Programs

Become an emergency health care professional. A rewarding and fast-paced career in medicine.

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

Help cardiologists perform complex diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Health Professions Readiness

Learn basic skills you'll need for allied health care programs plus the skills necessary to become a patient care technician

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Use magnetism and radio frequency energy to visualize a wide variety of internal structures, such as the brain, spine, or shoulder joints.

Medical Assisting

Support the work of other health professionals— from taking medical histories to recording vital signs.

Medical Laboratory Technology

Perform medical research that helps unravel the mysteries of the human body.

Nursing (Associate Degree and Vocational)

Care for patients in need and help fill the shortage of nurses nationwide.

Radiologic Sciences

Build the technical knowledge and patient care skills required for a career as a radiologic technician.

Respiratory Care Program

Specialize in the management, treatment, evaluation and rehabilitation of people with breathing problems or diseases.

Surgical Technologist

Assist surgeons in the fast-paced world of a hospital operating room.


Looking for other options? El Centro College offers additional programs in continuing education to get your started in your career or expand your skills.

El Centro College At-A-Glance

The Job Skills You Need

Go from “higher ed” to “hired” with hands-on training that builds job-ready skills. You’ll learn from industry professionals in a small, supportive environment.

Training Close to Your Home and Work

Spend less time in traffic and more time hitting the books. Choose from classes at seven colleges throughout Dallas County or completely online.

Classes to Fit Your Schedule

Ask anyone today how they are doing and they’ll often tell reply “busy.” Our colleges offer a variety of schedules to fit your availability.

Tuition You Can Afford

A quality education shouldn’t come at a premium, and when it comes to value, DCCCD makes the grade. Graduate with knowledge, not debt.

You'll receive unparalleled quality at a tuition you can afford.