Health Professions Pathways

To address critical workforce challenges, Jefferson Community and Technical College and 8 other colleges across the nation have received a grant from the US Department of Labor to become part of the newly formed Health Professions Pathways (H2P).

What does this mean for students interested in Allied Health or Nursing programs at Jefferson?

  • The H2P grant provides services to prospective students who are interested in Allied Health and Nursing programs and support for students in designated H2P programs.
  • The H2P grant provides support from a Student Success Coach for students enrolled in designated Allied Health and Nursing programs during their time at JCTC.
  • The Success Coach and the student will work together to create a clear academic plan and path that will lead to employment or higher level credentials.
  • In addition, the Success Coach will help students explore credit for prior learning.

Allied Health and Nursing Programs of Study (*designates H2P supported programs):

  • Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN)
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician*
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Science Technology
  • Medical Assisting*
  • Medical Coding and Reimbursement
  • Medical Office Radiography (LMR)*
  • Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Online Learn on Demand LPN-ADN (to become an RN)*
  • Pharmacy Technology*
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nursing (to become an LPN)*
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology

Who is eligible for H2P services?

  • The H2P grant provides services to prospective students who are interested in Allied Health and Nursing programs, assistance during the application and enrollment process, and support to current students in designated H2P programs.
  • While these services are open to the public, the grant is focused on serving low-skilled or underprepared students, displaced workers and incumbent healthcare workers.
  • Everyone is welcome to contact us for program information.
    • Low skilled/underprepared students include students who have tested into any remedial course at JCTC based on current COMPASS or ACT scores.
    • Displaced workers include those who are currently unemployed and may or may not be receiving Unemployment benefits, TAA benefits, etc.
    • Incumbent healthcare workers are those currently employed in the healthcare industry that choose to or may be required to pursue further education and training.

I’m interested in a career in healthcare. Where should I start?

  • Healthcare jobs offer something for everyone.
  • The Virtual Career Network serves as your online guidance counselor for healthcare jobs and career exploration.
  • Visit vcn-h2p.org to get started!

These are just a few of the tools and resources that you’ll have access to:

  • Career and Interest Assessment – take a survey about interests, likes and dislikes to choose a career that suits you.
  • Free refresher and remedial courses – access test preparation materials and online courses geared towards healthcare education programs.
  • See job demand in your area – cross reference occupations with job openings in your geographic area.
  • Explore careers – Find expected salary and job growth information.

Who should I contact for more information?

  • Margot McCowen
    • H2P Student Success Coach
    • Phone:  502-213-2254
    • Office:  Downtown Campus - Health Sciences Building (HSB) room 472

The H2P Consortium Strategies are:

  1. Online Assessment and Career Guidance
  2. Contextualized Developmental Education
  3. Competency-based Core Curriculum
  4. Industry-Recognized Stackable Credentials
  5. Career Guidance and Retention Support
  6. Training Programs for Incumbent Healthcare Workers
  7. Enhanced Data and Accountability Systems
  8. Galvanize a National Movement – Achieving a National Consensus Credentials in the Health Professions