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Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health

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The purpose of this degree is to prepare the student for increased job responsibilities, supervisory roles and healthcare office management in physician offices, health care clinics, hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small healthcare businesses.

Allied Health (3 credit hours)

ALH 218 Medical Terminology 3 credits

 

English (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Social Sciences (8 credit hours)

PSY 101 Psychology 4 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development 4 credits

 

Biology (12 credit hours required)

BIO 101- Human Biology* 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 (4-6 credit hours required)
ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 109 Payroll Accounting* 2 credits
BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications* 3 credits
BUS 260 Small Business Management* 3 credits
Clinical (6 credit hours required)
ALH 103 Nutrition* 3 credits
ALH 104 Nurse Aide 6 credits
ALH 205 Pharmacology for Health Occupations 3 credits
ALH 222 Disease Conditions 3 credits
ALH 230 Medical Office Lab 4 credits
ALH 235 MA Clinical I 3 credits
ALH 236 MA Clinical II 3 credits
ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics 3 credits
Technology (8 credits required)
CIS 100 Using the Internet 1 credits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software* 4 credits
CIS 214 Present Graphics/Publishing 3 credits
CIS 220 Computer Tech Essentials 3 credits
224 Computer Repair Essentials 3 credits
CIS 227 Concepts of Spreadsheets* 2 credits
CIS 233 Concepts of Word* 2 credits
Total: 30 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:

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)

 

Total Hours Required: 60 credits

 

Effective: Fall 2018

Employment Information

Outlook

According to the U.S. Department
of Labor, employment of healthcare
occupations is projected to grow
19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much
faster than the average for all
occupations, adding about 2.3
million new jobs. Healthcare
occupations will add more jobs than
any other group of occupations.
This growth is expected due to an
aging population and because federal
health insurance reform should
increase the number of individuals
who have access to health insurance.

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.


Program Information

This degree prepares the student for increased job responsibilities, supervisory roles and health care office management in physician offices, health care clinics, hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small health care businesses.

Is this for me?

Allied health professionals should possess good communication skills and enjoy working with people. They typically have an interest in science and must be able to utilize computer software programs. Additionally they must be a “hands-on” person with good eye/hand coordination.

To be granted the AASAH the student must obtain one of the following Occupational Certificates (averaging 30 credits):
Health Care Worker
Coding Specialist/Physician-Based
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy Technician
Practical Nurse (LPN)
Guided Pathway

 

  1. Register for admission to the college.
  2. Meet Placement Evaluation in basic Reading, Math and English criteria:
    1. Placement into BUS 111 Contemporary Business and Technical Communications or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
    2. Placement into MATH 100 Introductory Algebra or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
      If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
  3. Declare 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).
  4. 4) 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:
    1. Coding Specialist – Physician Based
    2. Health Care Worker
    3. Medical Administrative Specialist
    4. Medical Assistant
    5. Phlebotomy Technician (Must take additional credit hours to fulfill the 30 credit hour minimum for certificate requirements.)
    6. Practical Nursing (LPN)
  5. Declare specialty area of Business or Clinical or Technology and complete 4 – 6 credits from that one area.
  6. Meet with the Director of Allied Health to Interview and plan a Guided Pathway for successful completion of the program.
  7. 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. A student may choose to take courses over a longer period of time.
  8. Suggested Course Rotation: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than a 2.0)
    SEMESTER ONE:

    1. ALH 218 Medical Terminology (Placement beyond or satisfactory completion of ENG 063 and ENG 073)
    2. BIO 101 Human Biology I (Prerequisite: ALH 218 Medical Terminology or take concurrently)
    3. ENG 121 English Composition I (Prerequisite: Appropriate placement based on assessment (ACT, SAT, or placement) or successful completion of ENG 073 or ENT 074. For special sections which include a lab requirement, a writing sample is required.)
    4. PSY 101 Psychology (Prerequisite: ENG 121 or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121)

     

    SEMESTER TWO:

    1. BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Prerequisite: Successful completion (grade 2.0 or better) of BIO 121 General Biology I or concurrent/completion of BIO 101 (Pre-nursing students should take BIO 101 rather than BIO 121)
    2. ENG 122 English Composition II (Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 121 with a 2.0 or better)
    3. PSY 210 Human Growth & Development (Prerequisite: PSY 101, ENG 121 or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121)
    4. Course from a declared Specialty Area (Business, Clinical, or Technical)

     

    SEMESTER THREE:

    1. BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II (Prerequisite: Successful completion (grade 2.0 or better) of BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I)
    2. 2nd course from your declared Specialty Area (Business, Clinical, or Technical)
    3. Evaluation for 60+ credits and if needed take additional courses from the specialty areas
  9. Apply for graduation certificates and/or degrees in the Student Services Department. May also print the form online.
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