College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences programs at Emily Griffith Technical College are some of the most respected health certificate programs in the state. The College of Health Sciences provides a quality education to students enrolled in its programs, which meet their needs as well as the standards of care mandated by employers and consumers of health care. The academic programs are designed to prepare graduates to succeed in health careers and to make a positive contribution to society.
The nurse aide programs and the practical nursing program have enjoyed approval of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for many years. The practical nursing program has been educating student nurses in the Denver area for over 60 years. A new high-tech nursing lab is providing nursing students with critical hands-on experience which helps them demonstrate and understand critical areas of patient care.
The demand for health science professionals is greater than ever and will continue to grow.
EGTC offers over 23 classes to meet the needs of those wanting to work as nurse aides. With an aging population, the need for nurse aides and home health aides will increase by 70% by 2020. This is a health care field were the growth is much faster than most due to the need for nurse aides.
The Dental Assisting Program was the first in the state to provide hybrid instruction for the dental assisting program.
Pharmacy Technician is a growing field in the health care industry; the Bureau of Labor states this field will grow by 32% by the year 2020. A new state-of-the-art pharmacy lab allows students to practice hands-on skills in all aspects of retail and facility pharmacy services.