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Health Foundations

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

Health Foundations

The Health Foundations Advanced Certificate was designed to offer you a broad knowledge base in applied healthcare. Upon completion, you will have the ability to take the State examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant which can lead to employment in acute or long-term care facilities.

If you decide you'd like to continue into another healthcare field, you'll have completed coursework that builds or supports other advanced certificate or degree options in career fields like dental hygiene, dental assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing (practical or registered nurse), surgical technology, physical therapy assistant, respiratory therapy or radiography.

Earning Potential

Interested in starting a career in healthcare? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, move patients, or change linens, as well as transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides and nursing attendants.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has three centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 15 to 1, our students get personal attention.


80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.

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Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: