Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Allied Health, Emergency Services and Nursing

Allied Health, Emergency Services and Nursing

Welcome to the Division of Allied Health, Emergency Services, and Nursing: if you are a prospective student, you have selected to learn about one of the most advanced and cost-effective nursing programs in Pennsylvania. In our division you will find a variety of programs and courses that can springboard your career into the health care, emergency services, and nursing arenas.

If you share a passion for nursing or have a desire to work in the health or emergency care fields join us at Delaware County Community College and realize your dreams. Many programs offered by the Allied Health division have special application requirements. Visit the College’s admissions page for details and contact us if you have any questions.

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Health Care Management
Nurses Aide


Develop competencies essential to safe, effective nursing practice in a variety of health care settings within the community; upon successful completion, A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science) recipients are eligible to sit for the state licensure examination to become registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). Learn More »   

Paramedic - Advanced Life Support*

The Associate in Applied Science Degree: Paramedic - Advanced Life Support program is designed for individuals who are seeking careers as paramedics. Learn More »

Paramedic, Certificate of Competency*

The Paramedic, Certificate of Proficiency is designed for individuals who are seeking careers as paramedics. Paramedic careers include 9-1-1 emergency response, inter-facility and critical care transport via ground and aero-medical vehicles. Learn More »

Health Care Management

(Associate in Applied Science, AHM): Participants learn the skills needed for management roles in health care settings. Course work also provides a foundation for further study in Health Care or Health Services Administration.

Nurses Aide Course

Gain the background necessary to enter the elder care or home care fields in an entry-level capacity. Learn More »

Medical Assistant

(Certificate of Proficiency, CMED; and Medical Assistant (A.A.S.), MED): Get ready to work in the field as a multi-skilled health care worker, performing administrative and clinical duties while functioning as an assistant to a physician in ambulatory care settings. Learn More »

Medical Coding & Billing

AHIMA Logo(Certificate of Competency, MC): Start preparing for one of the most important jobs in the health care industry and build skills in the areas of physician-based- and hospital-coding, and as a medical claims reviewer (for those looking to expand their current job responsibilities. Learn More »

Perioperative Program

For current nurses interested in entering the operating room as an OR nurse. Learn More »

RN First Assistant

A program designed for Perioperative Nurses looking to advance to the level of RN First Assistant. Learn More »

Respiratory Therapy

(Associate in Applied Science (RESP): Discover the rewards of managing, treating, testing and caring for patients with breathing abnormalities in this accredited program; graduates may receive their Registered Respiratory Therapist credential after successful completion of the Entry-Level Certification Examination and the Advanced Practitioner’s Examination.

Surgical Technology

Prepare for a job in the fast-paced acute care environment of the operating room as a technician who hands instruments to surgeons. Learn More »

* The Delaware County Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992