Dec 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Health Science, AS (HESC-AS)

Location(s): Capital

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The Health Science A.S. degree is designed to provide students a solid foundation in the principles of healthcare delivery and prepare them to pursue entry-level professional training. The Health Science A.S. will prepare students for admission to a broad range of health and human services, advanced degrees or professional programs. In addition, the Health Science A.S. program will provide knowledge and skills for non-clinical employment  opportunities in healthcare settings. This program will provide an opportunity for health professionals who are already working in healthcare settings, to learn valuable healthcare knowledge, while completing an associate’s  degree. Importantly, The Health Science program will provide an associate degree pathway for transfer into Health Science baccalaureate programs.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in behavioral, natural, social, and health sciences appropriate to entry-level positions in the healthcare sector and/or admission to post graduate programs
  • Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills to provide information to clients in the healthcare environment
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of medical perspectives, health professions, and healthcare systems
  • Apply legal concepts and ethical considerations within the framework of the healthcare industr
  • Identify and demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for the health care worker

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