Allied Health Associate Degree Program
Our Allied Health AAS program is designed to provide existing healthcare professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and advance their careers by continuing their healthcare education. In order to be admitted to the program, you must have 52 quarter credit hours in an allied health concentration or be a graduate of an allied health-related field program (i.e. Medical Assisting, Medical Office Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy, etc) with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better from the previous educational institution.
Program length – 7 month
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This program includes courses in healthcare management, best practices and diversity issues facing today’s healthcare professional. A course in digital communication strategies provides students with an opportunity to explore current social media and its use in a professional setting. General courses in oral and written communication and ethics are also included to help round out your professional abilities – the skills employers want.
Healthcare is experiencing exceptional growth and graduates of this program could be well prepared to take advantage of a variety of entry-level medical job opportunities, such as medical office administrative assistant or medical secretary.
Demand for medical secretaries is expected to grow by 14% with 163,800 new job openings through 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16