Health and Life Sciences Grant Initiative

Programs supported by the Health and Life- Science Grant

Radiography Diagnositc Medical Sonography Pre-Dental Hygiene Transfer Compact
Electronic Health Records and Coding Nutrition and Dietetics Program (AS) Environmental Science and Toxicology
Nursing (AS) Medical Administrative Assistant (certificate and Associates Degree) Firefighter 1 and 2
Data Security Specialist Mobile Application Developer  


Click here to download the Health and Life Sciences Brochure

Gateway Community College is excited to be a participant in the Health and Life Sciences Grant Initiative. Gateway’s focus is expanding training opportunities. The revised or new academic programs will provide the expertise and competence that employers have stated that prospective employees need. This will allow students to move into skilled jobs in areas where the labor market demand is high. Some programs can be completed within a year or two of study; others programs prepare students for the pursuit of degrees at four-year colleges.

To move successfully into the health and life sciences, students will need more occupation-related knowledge, skills, workplace experience and for many occupations, a specific certificate or license may be required. Gateway is responding to employers’ requirements by providing students the following:

  • Day and evening classes
  • Align for-credit programs with industry-recognized credentials and skills.
  • Math and science online tutorials.
  • Online and hybrid courses to accelerate course completion.
  • College credits may be available for students Explore students’ work skills and on-the-job learning to assess possible college credits or Prior Learning Assessments (PLAs).
  • Recruitment and Placement Services counselors that mentor participants through a pathway towards careers in growing industries.

Today’s workforce is changing and Gateway is developing certificate and Associates Degrees in cooperation with New Haven industry and employers’ needs and skills.

Who can benefit from these programs?

  • Veterans
  • Trade Adjusted Assistance (TAA) recipients
  • WIA recipients (the Workforce Investment Act can help people seeking job and may offer help with college tuition toward a certificate or degree)
  • Dislocated or unemployed people
  • Anyone interested in a new career


Counselors help to promote student success

Counselors are available in Student Services to help students explore the possibility of college credits available through testing or on the job experience. These counselors help students to research internships and job opportunities. Individual assistance is available for people with Veteran’s benefits, WIA and TAA funding.

Learn more about our programs by contacting:

Leigh Roberts, Recruitment & Placement Coordinator
Phone: 203-285-2143

Rick Palinko, Recruitment & Placement Coordinator
Phone: 203-285-2146

Fred Pratt, CT Works Recruitment & Placement Coordinator
Phone: 203-624-1493, ext.  x251

Janet Hayes, Curriculum innovation Coordinator for Health & Life Sciences

Celia Carvalho, Health & Life Sciences Grant Assistant

Please contact Mary Beth Banks at (203) 285-2388 for information about the Nursing and Allied Health Programs (Nutrition and Dietetic Technology, Radiography, Diagnositc Medical Sonography, Pre-Dental Hygiene Transfer Compact).