Associate in Applied Science in Allied Health

The Associate in Applied Science in Allied Health allows students interested in pursuing allied health careers to enter the workforce upon graduation.  This degree also allows individuals who have already obtained a nationally recognized certification or licensure the opportunity to gain college credit and work towards the completion of an associate degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in selected allied health program skills, strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrate creative and critical thinking skills to solve patient or client problems.
  • Provide safe, compassionate advocacy-based care to patients or clients.

Demonstrate competence in interpersonal and communication skills.

Class Requirements


Communications (9 hrs. min.)

ENGL 111         Compositions and Rhetoric (3)

ENGL 119         Professional Communication (3)


ENGL 216         Technical Writing (3)

SPCH 220         Interpersonal Communication (3)

Mathematics (3 hrs. min.)

BSAD 112         Business Math (3)


MATH 119       Applications of Math for Non-Science

Majors (3) or Higher

Science (8 hrs. min.)  

CHEM 111       Introduction to Chemistry (3)

CHEM 111L    Introduction to Chemistry Lab (1)


BIOL 123          Biology for Health Sciences (3)

BIOL 123L       Biology for Health Sciences Lab (1)


BIOL 136          Non-Majors Anatomy and Physiology (3)

BIOL 136L       Non-Majors Anatomy and Physiology

Lab (1)


BIOL 231          Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3)

BIOL 231L       Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Lab (1)

Social/Behavioral Science (6 hrs.)

PSYC 111         Psychology I (3)

PSYC 290         Developmental Psychology (3)

Humanities and Fine Arts (3 hrs.)  

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal
9 credit hours.

Health and Wellness (1 HRS.)


Core Courses (16.5 hrs. min.)

AHAC 151        Basic Life Support for Health

Care Providers (.5)

HLCR 113        Medical Terminology (3)

OFTC 111         Business Software Essentials I (4)

HLCR 235        Pharmacology for Allied Health (3)

HLCR 250        Medical Law, Ethics and Professional

Issues (3)


PHIL 246          Biomedical Ethics (3)

NUTR 200        Nutrition (3)


NUTR 205        Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3)

Electives: (10 hrs.)

Areas of Concentration: (5 hrs. min.)

Student will choose an area of concentration from the following:


EMSI 160         EMT – Basic (8)

EMSI 160L       EMT – Basic Lab (3)

EMSI 161L       EMT Basic Clinical (1)



Choose from the following:

HLCR 116        Community Health Worker Training (5)

HLCR 125        Nurse Aide (5)

HLCR 126        Home Health Aide (5)



EXSC 202         Instruction in Lifestyle Change (3)

NUTR 121        Dietary Guidelines (1)

NUTR 200        Nutrition (3)

NUTR 205        Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3)

NUTR 206        Community Nutrition (3)

NUTR 215        Culinary Nutrition (4)



PHLB 113         Introduction to Phlebotomy (3)

PHLB 115L      Clinical Phlebotomy I (3)

PHLB 116L      Clinical Phlebotomy II (3)

Six credit hours of the AAA and AAS must come from an approved list of courses that satisfied the following requirements.  These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.

  • Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  • Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)


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