Carolinas College of Health Sciences (CCHS) is a public 2-year college located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Established in 1990, the college is a subsidiary of the Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) and owned by Carolinas HealthCare System. In 2011 the small college was awarded the distinction of being ranked the top two-year college in the United States by StateUniversity.com, an online college ranking website. Previously, in 2010, Washington Monthly had ranked CCHS the number three 2-year college in the country. Both Washington Monthly and StateUniversity.com rely heavily on federally collected, standardized data such as graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratios, and student and faculty engagement. The school offers programs in nursing, radiologic technology, radiation therapy, surgical technology, anesthesiology technician, medical laboratory science, and various continuing education programs and workshops. In addition to its traditional educational programs, the college is home to the region's only dual-accredited simulation center. The Center features a patient simulation suite as well as a procedural suite.
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