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Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health

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.

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Program Information

Admissions Process

  • Register for admission to the college.
  • Meet Placement Evaluation in basic Reading, Math and English criteria:
  • Declare interest in completing the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health.
  • To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree the student must complete one of the following Allied Health Certificates:
    • Coding Specialist – Physician Based
    • Medical Administrative Specialist
    • Medical Assistant
    • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Meet 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.

To be granted the AASAH the student must obtain one of the following Occupational Certificates (averaging 30 credits):

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.

Employment Information

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.


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.