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Academics at Our Lancaster Location

Our rigorous and rewarding programs provide the academic track needed to help you achieve a successful healthcare career.

Explore Our Degree Programs

Our Lancaster location offers undergraduate associate degrees, undergraduate majors, graduate certificates and continuing education programs to help you grow and evolve in your healthcare career.

School of Nursing and Allied Health

Saint Joseph’s is adding to an already robust portfolio of healthcare programs. Through our merger with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, nursing will be offered for undergraduate students at our Hawk Hill campus in the fall of 2024. You will benefit from a nursing school that has been a regional leader for over a century, with experienced faculty leading well-established coursework, simulation-based learning and hands-on clinical experiences in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s healthcare hubs. You will acquire the necessary hard skills to succeed in nursing, but also key soft skills such as critical thinking, compassion and how to care for the whole person. These skills are foundational to our Jesuit education that prepares you for lifelong learning and a commitment to the greater good.

Non-Credit and Dual Enrollment

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Paramedic Certificate

Paramedic Certificate

Our Paramedic Certificate will prepare you for a career-saving lives and leading a team of medical professionals during emergencies. Designed for students who are currently certified as EMTs and have graduated high school (or have a GED), this program can be completed in as little as one year.

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CPR, AED and First Aid Program

CPR, AED and First Aid Program

Whether you’re a healthcare professional or a community member, a variety of courses are designed to meet your needs, such as basic CPR and first aid classes for community members or life support classes for healthcare professionals.

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Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment

Experience college in a state-of-the-art learning environment while getting an early start on your future degree. Dual enrollment allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to enroll in general education courses while also completing high school requirements.