Certificate Programs

Accelerate your career in healthcare.

Providing relevant training to current and aspiring healthcare professionals, the certificate programs at St. Vincent’s College at Sacred Heart University offer many options for developing skills in patient care, medical technology or healthcare administration. These short-term programs are designed for individuals who want to further their marketable qualifications or begin a new career without undertaking a full degree program.   

CertificateOverviewLength*Start Terms
Bone Density Imaging Prepare for the ARRT Bone Densitometry Certification Examination and for employment as an entry-level Bone Density Imager. 8 weeks; 6 credits Spring
Mammography Learn to operate and utilize digital and conventional mammography units to produce images of patients’ breast tissue. 15 weeks; 8 credits Spring
Computed Tomography (CT Scan) Receive structured education in preparation for the ARRT Examination as you learn to operate computerized tomography scanners to produce images of patients’ internal structures. 20 weeks; 8 credits Fall, Spring
MRILearn to utilize MRI scanners to produce images of patients’ internal structures and formally prepare for the ARRT Exam for registration and certification. 26 weeks; 10 credits Spring
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (UltraSound) Learn to utilize ultrasound scanning to produce images of patients’ internal structures. Receive structured preparation for the ARRT Exam for registration and certification. 12 months; 18 credits Fall
Central Sterile Processing Technician Learn sterile processing functions for surgical instruments and become eligible for the certification exam. 10 weeks; non-credit Fall, Spring
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)*Train in procedures and protocols in caring for patients and prepare for the certification exam. 10 weeks; non-credit Fall
Patient Care Technician*Build on the skills of a Certified Nurse Aide by learning advanced medical procedures. 10 weeks; non-credit Fall
RN Refresher*Training for the registered nurse who is looking to return to a staff position after time away from the field. 7 weeks; non-credit Fall
Pharmacy TechnicianPrepare to enter the pharmaceuticals field as an ancillary to a licensed pharmacist. 10 weeks; non-credit Fall, Spring
Healthcare Management*Develop practical knowledge and organizational skills for leadership in today’s healthcare workplace. 18 credits Fall
Health Information Technology Coding*Attain certification in billing and coding for doctors’ offices, hospitals or coding providers. 11 months; 30 credits Fall
Medical Office Assistant*Learn medical terminology, computer skills, administrative procedures and/or medical transcription for medical office work. 3 semesters; 18 credits Fall
Lay Navigator/Community Health Aide*Become certified to act as an advocate or liaison between community members and the health care system. 1 semester; 3 credits Fall
Patient Navigator*Learn to guide a patient through and around common healthcare barriers to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. 1-2 semesters; 9 credits Fall

*Length of program subject to change based on individual progress in clinicals.