HCC Coleman College Now Offers An Associates of Applied Science - Allied Health Concentration
Health care is continuously growing and developing everyday, and so are the students going to school for various health care programs. The increasing demand of health care workers have inspired students to go to school and get certified in different aspects of health care, and get entry level positions on graduation.
HCC Coleman College has an additional associates degree which will help these students not only further their education but get better paying jobs on graduation. Having an associate’s degree in addition to their specialized certificates will give HCC Coleman graduates and edge over other candidates looking for jobs in this highly competitive and demanding field. Employers in the health care field are always looking for people who are committed and are willing to further their education and advance their knowledge; thus new degree will benefit the students when they are seeking a job in the real world.
According to a study by Indiana University, in a lifetime people with a high school diploma/certificate make about $910,000 whereas those with an Associates Degree make about $1.1 million, almost 22 percent more than high-school/certificate graduates.
Along with the 22 different health care programs and certificates HCC Coleman College offers, it now offers an Associate of Applied Science – Allied Health Concentration. This career path is specially designed for the students who have completed the following certificate programs:
- Dental Assisting
- Medical Assisting
- Pharmacy Technician
- Surgical technology
- Vocational Nursing
This is a 60-62 credit hour degree. The pathway is designed to promote students from entry level to advanced clinical level position with the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their respective programs.
To earn this degree, students will need to take certain general education courses along with their respective certificate classes.
Required General Education Courses in addition to the Certificate:
English Composition I 3 credits
English Composition II 3 credits
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 credits
Math/Natural Science 4 credits
Social/Behavioral Science 3 credits
Additional Academic Course Electives needed to complete the AAS-Allied Health Concentration
Dental Assisting: 6 credits
Medical Assisting: 4 credits
Pharmacy Technician: 30 credits
Surgical Technology: 5 credits
Vocational Nursing: No additional courses needed