UACCM Academics

Career-Specific Program Overview

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Health Sciences

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Sciences provides students with a foundation in the general education courses, health sciences core, and technical electives necessary to be successful in today’s health careers. Students will acquire skills to help them be successful in a clinic, nursing home, hospital or medical office setting. The program prepares students to work in professions not requiring a four-year degree.

Career Opportunities:

  • Medical office assistant
  • Dietary Management
  • EMT
  • Nursing Assistant
  • MA-C
  • Practical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing

Degree Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences will be able to:

  • Engage students in a comprehensive health science curriculum allowing them to gain a foundational knowledge in their respective health profession including sciences, theories, concepts and best practices.
  • Enable students to apply quantitative, qualitative, and scientific reasoning to solve problems by emphasizing creative and analytical thinking in the curriculum.
  • Students should demonstrate effective communication skill, both verbal and written, to interact professionally with colleagues, patients and other healthcareprofessionals.
  • Gain a primary health science education that enables students to transition to various associate, baccalaureate, or professional degrees.
Students should understand and practice the ethical and legal principles governing their health profession.  The students should also demonstrate integrity, empathy, and cultural sympathy in their interactions with others.