Communications (7 credit hours)
|COM 110 Interpersonal Communications*||3 credits|
|BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications*||4 credits|
Humanities (3 credit hours)
|ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics*||3 credits|
Biology (12 credit hours required)
|BIO 121 General Biology I*||4 credits|
|BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I*||4 credits|
|BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II*||4 credits|
Recommended Specialty Areas: (Choose 8 or 9 credits)
|Business (8 credit hours required)|
|ACCT 109 Payroll Accounting*||2 credits|
|BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications*||3 credits|
|BUS 260 Small Business Management*||3 credits|
|Clinical (9 credit hours required)|
|ALH 103 Nutrition*||3 credits|
|ALH 235 Clinical I*||3 credits|
|ALH 260 Advanced EKG Interpretation*||3 credits|
|Technology (8 credits required)|
|CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software*||4 credits|
|CIS 227 Concepts of Spreadsheets*||2 credits|
|CIS 233 Concepts of Word*||2 credits|
|*Course has a prerequisite|
To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree the student must complete one of the following Allied Health Certificates for a minimum of 30 credits:
Health Care Worker
Medical Administrative Specialist
Phlebotomy Technician (Must take additional credit hours to fulfill the 30 credit hour minimum for certificate requirements)
Practical Nursing (LPN)
|Total Hours Required:||60 credits|
Effective: Fall 2015
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
Practical Nurse (LPN)
- 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). Student must complete one of the following Allied Health Certificates for a minimum of 30 credits towards the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health.
- Coding Specialist – Physician Based
- Health Care Worker
- Medical Administrative Specialist
- Medical Assistant
- Phlebotomy Technician (Must take additional credit hours to fulfill the 30 credit hour minimum for certificate requirements.)
- Practical Nursing (LPN)
- specialty area of Business or Clinical or Technology.
- with the Director of Allied Health to Interview and plan a Guided Pathway for successful completion of the program.
- The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree may be completed, as outlined below, in three semesters beginning in the fall. However, students may start the program in either the fall or the winter semester.
- : (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than a 2.0)
- BIO 121 General Biology I (Prerequisite: BIO 120 or one year of high school biology and either MATH 100 concurrently or placement into MATH 104 or equivalent college course)
- COM 110 Interpersonal Communications
- ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting (if Business Focus) ALH 103 Nutrition (if Clinical Focus) CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software (if Technical Focus)
- BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications (if Business Focus) ALH 235 Clinical I (if Clinical Focus)
- BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I
- BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communication
- ACCT 109 Payroll Accounting (if Business Focus) CIS 227 Concepts of Spreadsheets (if Technical Focus)
- BUS 260 Small Business Management (if Business Focus) CIS 233 Concepts of Word (if Technical Focus)
- BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II
- ALH 260 Advanced EKG Interpretation (if Clinical Focus)
- Apply for graduation certificates and/or degrees in the Student Services Department. May also print the form online.