Health Science - A.A.S. Degree

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The Associate in Health Science Degree program was designed to be the next step in health care educational opportunities. Students, who have completed a non-credit post-secondary health care training program, culminating in certification or licensure, are encouraged to enroll in this degree program. This program offers the general educational component which, when completed and combined with credit awarded for their prior health care education, qualify the student to be awarded an
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Science. 
Credit for certification/licensure will be granted after completion of the degree requirements (with grades of “C” or higher) resulting in 61/62 credits. The number of credits awarded for non-credit training will be determined by a review committee consisting of appropriate faculty and administrators at the College. Applicants are required to submit the following documentation for review: a copy of current license or certificate, transcripts and a diploma from the completed training program, and a current resume.

Program Goals

  • Provide educational opportunities for allied health and nursing personnel who have graduated from accredited programs with certificates and/or diplomas, or who are certified or licensed to practice in their chosen field of endeavor.
  • Provide career opportunities for licensed/certified allied health personnel, by improving their educational credentials which will allow them to advance in the allied health field or a new field of study.

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Courses for this program

Candidates must have a current external certification or license to qualify for admission into the program. The value of the block of credits granted for professional certification/licensure will be between 15-30 credits and it is based on completed health science program clock hours. The number of electives required will depend on the number of credits granted for professional certification.
This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH105 Technical Mathematics 3
COMS110 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement** 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL125 Technical Writing and Communication I 3
PHIL205 Contemporary Ethical Issues 3
SOCA101 Introduction to Sociology 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - Second Year
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
HSCI000 Program Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*Choose from any non-developmental course in the College catalog.

**General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.