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  Jan 18, 2018
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Professions, A.A.S.

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In the face of an aging population, 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.

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 a Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Professions

General Education Core 15
Healthcare Core 17
Concentration 28
Total Credit Hours Required 60


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