Jul 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Professions, A.A.S.

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In the face of an aging population with new treatments and technologies, allied health careers are on the rise. Our healthcare professions' degree program positions you for success in a variety of medical fields. Our program acquaints you with medical knowledge and terminology and refines your communications and life skills, social awareness, and critical and analytical thinking abilities. Within the program, you may select a concentration in Hospital, Paramedicine, or Physical Therapy. The curriculum within each concentration emphasizes practical skills and hands-on learning.

Program Overview

This program prepares individuals to work in a variety of health care settings. Individuals may work in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, and physicians' offices.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate appropriate verbal, non-verbal, therapeutic, professional, and technological communication skills in their practice.
  • Facilitate collaboration among all health care team members and the patients in their care.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using sound clinical decision making to plan safe and effective client care.
  • Perform an informed discussion about the moral, ethical, and legal aspects of the healthcare profession. 

Career Opportunities

Upon achieving a degree, you may seek employment in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, or physicians' offices. If you seek a more specific career path in fields such as nursing, medical assisting, paramedicine, or physical therapist assisting, explore other health science degree programs here.

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Professions

General Education Core 17
Concentration 43
Total Credit Hours Required 60


Choose a Concentration:

Choose a concentration in Hospital, Paramedic, or Physical Therapy Assisting.

Hospital Concentration

This concentration is for students who wish to apply to the nursing program or for students interested in general hospital knowledge.

Physical Therapy Assistant Concentration

This concentration is for students who wish to apply for the physical therapy assisting program.

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

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