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.   

Start dates for the 2018-2019 academic year will be announced soon.

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

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