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Associate of Arts

This program is an appealing option to students who want to work in a healthcare setting but do not necessarily desire to pursue a given specialization (e.g., nursing or radiologic technology). Such students could be full-time, part-time, traditional college age, working adults, transfer students or military personnel. Additionally, it would be helpful to have this option available on the rare occasion when students in the specializations either opt out or fail to meet College expectations. Also, many students have to wait as many as two years to begin their specialization studies, and this degree option might be attractive to some students, especially those who transfer in several courses, to complete while waiting until their cohort begins the specialization curriculum.

Application Information

Curriculum Plan

Example Curriculum Plan

First Year Summer Semester

BI 151 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
FYS 101 College Seminar (1)
MAT 101 Math for Healthcare Professionals (3)

First Year Fall Semester

AH 201 Diversity in Healthcare (1)
BI 152 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
CH 100 Chemistry (3)
ENG 100 English Composition (3)
Electives (1-3)

First Year Spring Semester

BI 200 Microbiology (3)
COM 100 Oral Communications (3)
ENG 200 Expository Writing (3)
Electives (3-5)

Second Year Summer Semester

Social and Behavior Sciences (3)
Electives (3)

Second Year Fall Semester

AH 230 Medical Ethics and the Law (3)
GOVT 100 Government & Politics in the United States (3)
Humanities (3)
Electives (3)

Second Year Spring Semester

Social and Behavior Sciences (3)
Electives (3)

Total Semester Hours Required: 64

Admission Criteria

Direct Admission

  • High School Diploma or GED/HiSET Equivalent
  • One of the following:
    • Minimum ACT composite score of 18
    • Minimum SAT score of 980
    • Minimum TEAS score of 54%
    • Minimum college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Transfer Admission (Students with 25 or more hours of completed college credit)

  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum ATI TEAS score of 54%

Information about the ACT exam

ATI TEAS testing information

Student Learning Outcomes

There are six skills specific to the program, namely, the six general education objectives of the College (presented in alphabetical order by title/theme), as follows:

  1. Communications: Demonstrate effective communication skills both in person and in print.
  2. Critical Thinking: Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills, including but not limited to, judging evidence, synthesizing information, constructing arguments and solving problems.
  3. Diversity: Demonstrate the ability to adapt interactions to meet cultural and/or psychosocial needs of clients/patients and co-workers.
  4. Ethics: Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and the role they play in healthcare providers' personal and professional lives.
  5. Integration: Demonstrate the ability to integrate the principles, theories, concepts and facts learned in general education courses, including the ability to apply the scientific method to solve problems, into the specializations and in clinical practice.
  6. Technology: Demonstrate the ability to use technology to find, evaluate and apply information and subsequently to communicate that information to others accurately and concisely.

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