Certificate Programs

Accelerate your career in healthcare. Providing relevant training to current and aspiring healthcare professionals, the certificate programs at St. Vincent’s College offers 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*Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Schedule
Central Sterile Processing Technician Learn sterile processing functions for surgical instruments and become eligible for the certification exam. 10 weeks; non-credit Please check back for 2020 dates
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)*Train in procedures and protocols in caring for patients and prepare for the certification exam. 10 weeks; non-credit Please check back for 2020 dates
Patient Care Technician*Build on the skills of a Certified Nurse Aide by learning advanced medical procedures. 10 weeks; non-credit
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 October 14 - December 13
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 Jan 6 - May 22
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 Please check back for 2020 dates
Mammography Learn to operate and utilize digital and conventional mammography units to produce images of patients’ breast tissue. 16 weeks; 8 credits
MRILearn to utilize MRI scanners to produce images of patients’ internal structures and formally prepare for the ARRT Exam for registration and certification. 24 weeks; 10 credits Jan 6 - June 19

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