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A tradition of academic success.

For more than 60 years, Trocaire has offered our students a rock-solid foundation of hands-on technical skills, theoretical education and real-world experience that is essential for future success. We also help them develop and hone their compassion and curiosity, traits that elevate them into graduates of choice in the workforce.

Trocaire-trained professionals are consistently in high demand. Beyond the opportunity for high earning potential, our graduates also enjoy plenty of opportunities for long-term growth. Which means you won’t be getting just another job. You’ll become an essential part of the skilled workforce that our region so desperately needs.

Our Divisions of Allied Health and Professions, Technology Professions, The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing, and Division of Arts and Sciences offer certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs that will prepare you or advance your skills for a multitude of in-demand careers. Workforce Development courses allow you to hone your skills or provide you a pathway to learn new ones.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of healthcare professions to grow 18% through 2026, much faster than the average.
Recent nursing school grads enjoy some of the highest starting salaries among their peers in other industries.
Nursing is the fastest-growing occupation in the U.S. Nurses make up the majority of the healthcare industry, and that number continues to rise.
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Flexibility and support.

Changing your life can be a challenge. but we’re here to help you succeed. That’s why we offer flexible scheduling, including day, evening and weekend classes as well as online options. You’ll also find the support and understanding you need from our staff and faculty, who look at our students as an extended family.

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I love every day I go to work. There’s never a day where I don’t learn something new. Even if I do the same surgery as yesterday, every patient offers a new and exciting opportunity to keep learning.
Lisa M. Pease – ’18, Surgical Technician

Programs to support your journey.

We have high expectations of all our students, but we also believe in supporting them every step of the way.

We’ve created a supportive network of resources for help when they need it, including the Palisano Center for Academic Success (PCAS), which is dedicated to offering the assistance needed to meet and overcome any academic challenge. You’ll find a health sciences lab for studying and review, testing help and term paper review services, and free professional and peer tutoring and academic coaches.

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Never stop learning.

To stay relevant and in demand within today’s fast-paced, constantly evolving industries like healthcare, business and technology, you need to keep adding to and refining your skills. That’s where our Workforce Development program comes in. Whether you’re new to the job market, a working professional looking to advance your career, or changing your occupation, we’re ready to help you hone your skills, get prepped for certification examinations, and build your knowledge base.

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