Allied Health Core
|ALH 218 Medical Terminology||3 credits|
|ALH 225 Survey of Body Systems & Disease Conditions||3 credits|
|ALH 252 Ethical & Legal Practices in Allied Health||2 credits|
|COM 110 Interpersonal Communications||3 credits|
|ENG 121 English Composition I||3 credits|
|ENG 122 English Composition II*||3 credits|
|PSY 101 Psychology||4 credits|
|SOC 120 Principles of Sociology||4 credits|
|MATH 101 Quantitative Reasoning||4 credits|
|BIO 120 Introduction to Biology||4 credits|
|GEOG 142 Physical Geography||4 credits|
|LNG 125 Spanish for Health Care Workers||2 credits|
|PHIL 210 Ethics||4 credits|
To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree the student must complete one of the following Allied Health Certificates:
Medical Administrative Specialist (plus 1 credit hour of electives to meet degree requirement)
Phlebotomy Technician (plus 6 credit hours of electives to meet degree requirement)♰
Elective courses chosen must be 100 level or above. Courses with prefixes AGT, AUTO, CRJU, ELEC, EMT, INDS, MACH or WELD cannot be taken for elective credit
|Allied Health Certificate Requirement||17 credits|
|*Course has a prerequisite|
|♰Must take additional credit hours to fulfill the 30 credit hour minimum for certificate requirements|
Health care careers offer job stability, often above average financial reward, and the opportunity to join one of the most exciting and fastest growing fields in the United States. In the coming years, with an aging baby boomer population, there are expected to be more jobs than there are health care professionals to fill them.
Job duties range greatly depending upon the chosen area of specialization. Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice. Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems.
Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $27,040 in May 2015, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy. Those with an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health and one or more occupational (medical-related) certificates can expect to earn between $30,000 to $40,000 and possibly more depending on additional training and responsibilities.
Is this for me?
Medical Administrative Specialist
- for admission to the college.
- Placement Evaluation in basic Reading, Math and English criteria:
- Placement into BUS 111 Contemporary Business and Technical Communications or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
- Placement into MATH 100 Introductory Algebra or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
- interest in completing the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health; (by filling out application and returning it to the Director of Allied Health/Medical Assisting).
- To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree the student must complete one of the following Allied Health Certificates:
- with Admissions and Director of Allied Health to discuss the guided pathway for successful completion of the program.
- A minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than a 2.5 in all ALH courses
- Apply for graduation certificates and/or degrees through the MYGOCC student portal.