Courses devoted to anatomy, biology for health sciences, nutrition, health and wellness and so many other topics will firmly ground you in the allied health science field. You’ll master essential skills, strategies and techniques for selected allied health programs. You’ll also learn to provide compassionate advocacy-based care to your patients, and develop critical thinking skills to safely solve their problems. Additional courses in psychology and communications prepare you for healthy interpersonal patient relationships.
Upon completing SFCC’s Allied Health degree, you’ll be ready to enter the allied health professional workforce. Work with physicians, nurses, dentists or pharmacists, or offer patient-focused care as a specialist in nutrition, health, speech and other areas.
Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree: Community Health Worker Certificate, Home Health Aide Certificate, Nursing Assistant Certificate, Nutrition Certificate, and Phlebotomy Certificate. This degree also allows individuals who have already obtained a nationally recognized certification or licensure the opportunity to advance your health career plan and earn college credit for an associate degree.
Allied health jobs are predicted to grow by 18% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Examples of median salaries in this wide-ranging field include $29, 261 for a nursing assistant and $58, 564 for a dietitian or nutritionist.