Genesee Community College's Health Program Enrollment on the Upswing

NEWS RELEASESeptember 17, 2004

Enrollment in Genesee Community College's health care programs has significantly increased over the last three years, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Claudia Moore reported to the Board of Trustees on Monday, September 13, 2004.The enrollment increase can be attributed to growing public awareness of the need for health care professionals, as well as the College's extensive publicity and marketing efforts, Dr. Moore said.

All health care programs are showing enrollment increases:

  • The Respiratory Care Program enrolled 38 students at the start of the current semester, up from 13 students in 2001.
  • The Physical Therapist Assistant Program enrolled 44 students at the start of the current semester, up from 31 students in 2001.
  • The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program enrolled 54 students at the start of the current semester, up from 34 students in 2001.
  • The Nursing Program enrolled 132 students at the start of the current semester, up from 93 students in 2001.

    Health care professionals are in growing demand across the United States. The United States Department of Labor predicts that the need for health care professions will increase further over the next decade. Individuals interested in enrolling in one of Genesee's health care programs, or learning more about the programs, may contact the College's Admissions Office at 585-345-6800 or go to www.genesee.edu.

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