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 Welcome to the Allied Health Department

The mission of the Bunker Hill Community College Allied Health Certificate Programs (AHCP) is to provide students with the education and training they need to become healthcare providers, while focusing on their needs to gain the skills required for success in the workplace, continued education, and achieving long-term goals.

Programs include Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Interpreting, Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide, and Emergency Medical Interpreting.


Medical Assistant Certificate Program

This program prepares students to function as members of a health care delivery team and to perform administrative and clinical duties. The program prepares students in Healthcare Provider CPR, EKG, and phlebotomy. This is a fall and spring program.

Patient Care Technician Certificate Program

This program prepares students to deliver direct patient care through classroom teaching, lab practice, and actual clinical experience in hospitals and long-term care facilities. The program prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions in health care, at the same time allowing them to take prerequisite courses for the Nursing, Medical Imaging, Surgical Technology, or other related programs. This is a fall and spring program.

Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide

This course prepares students to deliver direct patient care in long-term care facilities and the home environment. Students are prepared to become licensed by the state as Nurse Aides and receive a program Home Health Aide Certificate. They do NOT receive a BHCC Certificate. Students who pass the Nurse Aide exam qualify for positions in long-term care facilities and the home environment. This program begins in the fall and spring.

Medical Interpreting

This program is not accepting students until Fall 2021

This course prepares students to interpret the medical language in a variety of healthcare settings. This is a fall start program.

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program

Bunker Hill Community College will no longer be accepting students into this program as of the 2015-2016 academic year.


All applicants to the programs must attend a mandatory Information Session to apply and for additional information. Sessions are likely to last one to two hours. Please register at bhcc.edu/admissions/info. Complete the CPT (College Placement Test) before attending an Information Session. The test is administered at the  Assessment Center on the Charlestown Campus in Room B118 on a walk-in basis. If you completed college-level english at another college or university, you can submit an official transcript for transfer.