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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 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.  The Medical Lab Technician concentration is available only to students who are employed in the industry through a contracted course.

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 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.  The Medical Laboratory Technician concentration is for contracted training only.

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.

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