We believe there is something for everyone interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Central Piedmont's healthcare training programs equip you with skills that are applicable across many healthcare settings, offering experienced and credentialed instructors, state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories, and plenty of hands-on experience and internships.

Get started by exploring our programs or reviewing our Health Professions and Human Services brochure. Stay up-to-date on upcoming Health Professions and Human Services open houses and information sessions by checking our visiting page. Learn more about career fields, explore careers, take a Career Assessment, and more on our Career Coach website.


  • As a student in many health programs, you may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases.
  • Upon admission into most health programs, you will be required to complete a health packet.
  • Most health programs require a criminal background check and drug screen per clinical agency and healthcare system requirements.

Accelerated Career Training

Step up from a job to a meaningful career. Accelerated Career Training through College and Career Readiness is focused, fast, and free.

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Associate in Science

The Central Piedmont Associate in Science (A.S.) degree ensures you can transfer to a four-year institution having already fulfilled general...

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Biomedical Equipment Technology

Central Piedmont's biomedical equipment technology degree will prepare you for employment as a biomedical equipment technician. As a technician...

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Cardiovascular Technology

The Central Piedmont CAAHEP-accredited cardiovascular technology program offers two learning tracks — cardiac catheterization technologist...

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Become a well-rounded, fully competent cytotechnologist through high-quality didactic and clinical experiences.

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Dental Assisting

Our CODA-accredited dental assisting program has a 100% pass rate on the DANB Exam for Radiation Health and Safety.

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Dental Hygiene

Our CODA-accredited dental hygiene has had a 100% pass rate on the dental hygiene National Board Dental Hygiene Exam for the past six years.

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Emergency Medical Science

Central Piedmont's CAAHEP-accredited EMS program offers the opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science —...

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Health Information Technology

Get the knowledge and skills you need to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.

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Healthcare (Non-Credit)

Get started in healthcare and medical careers without a four year degree. Allied Health, Aging Studies, Fitness, and online courses in Continuing...

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Human Services Technology, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse

Earn a degree or specialized certificate in Human Services Technology, Developmental Disabilities, or Substance Abuse.

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Medical Assisting

We provide the hands-on medical assisting training you need to pursue a successful career in the healthcare setting of your choice.

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Medical Laboratory Technology

The Central Piedmont Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares you to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology...

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Medical Office Administration

Learn how to use technology to manage office operations in a variety of healthcare settings.

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Nurse Aide

The nurse aide curriculum prepares you to work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals in performing nursing care and services...

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Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree in Nursing

Our nursing program has built a reputation for producing quality healthcare practitioners for more than 50 years.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Our ACOTE-accredited program will train you to work with occupational therapists to help individuals of all ages with rehabilitative activities.

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Ophthalmic Medical Personnel

Our ICA-accredited program prepares you to perform ophthalmic procedures under the supervision of a licensed physician.

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Pharmacy Technology

Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists to help ensure that patients have the medications they need. ASHP-accredited program.

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Physical Therapist Assistant

Gain hands-on training to prepare to work alongside a therapy team to provide treatments with our CAPTE-accredited program.

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Prepare to work with physicians to perform and interpret sleep studies required for the diagnosis of sleep disorders.

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Respiratory Therapy

Get the training you need to monitor and assess patients and help treat cardiopulmonary diseases and trauma with our CoARC-accredited program.

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Speech Language Pathology Assistant

This joint program with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will train you to help provide rehabilitation and restorative services.

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Surgical Technology

Train to help surgeons by overseeing processes before, during, and after surgery with our CAAHEP-accredited program.

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