Some two-year college programs include nursing, criminal justice and dental hygiene. These programs typically result in the completion of an associate's degree, which then can be used to transfer into a two-year program or obtain an entry-level job in the field.
A two-year program in criminal justice, such as the one offered at Nassau Community College, prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges to further their study of the field. It can also be used to gain employment in the criminal justice system. Students take courses such as Foundations of the Justice System, Research in Crime and Security, Criminal Law, and General Psychology I. Students also take electives in humanities, social science and mathematics.
A two-year program in nursing prepares students to take the NCLEX exam to become licensed registered nurses. Students also receive an associate's degree in nursing, such as from Lorain County Community College. Required courses include Anatomy and Physiology II, Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning, Comprehensive Adult Nursing I, and General Microbiology. Students must take Anatomy and Physiology I, Introduction to Psychology and Statistics before entering the program. Several courses require a grade of C or better before continuing to higher level coursework.
Other two-year programs include electrical engineering technology, radiation technology, medical imaging and aerospace.