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2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences Concentration, A.A.S.

This is an Associate of Applied Science degree program in Health Sciences that provides a pathway for students who are currently enrolled in or have completed a certificate-level program in a Health Sciences discipline from any accredited community or technical college, or are currently credentialed as allied health/nursing practitioners, who wish to continue their formal education and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. 

Allied Health Sciences discipline-specific core credits may be earned by current enrollment in appropriate allied health sciences courses, transferring credits earned in a health science-related program or an allied health sciences certificate program from a community college, or portfolio assessment of college-level learning related to an allied health discipline.

Certificates that can be applied toward this degree include:

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Certificate 
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)  
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate 
  • Electronic Health Record Certificate 
  • Healthcare Technician Certificate 
  • Medical Coding Certificate 
  • Paramedic Certificate  

This major is specifically designed for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation.

To facilitate success in this program, all students should enroll in ORN 1010 - Orientation: Learning to Succeed  during their first semester at DSCC.

Major/Concentration Codes: AHSM-AHSC

Use DegreeWorks to view a sample degree plan.

To view a sample degree map by semester for this concentration, go to Degree Map.

General Education Requirements:

Professional Core Course Requirements:

Professional Discipline Options:

Option 1 for students with an AEMT Certificate:


Option 2 for students with an Electronic Health Record Certificate:


Option 3 for students with an EMT Certificate:


Option 4 for students with a Healthcare Technician Certificate:


Option 5 for students with a Medical Coding Certificate:


Option 6 for students with a Paramedic Certificate (Up to 30 hours chosen from the following:)

Additional Degree Requirement:

Total: 60-63 Semester Hours

*For lists of eligible electives, see the appropriate section of the General Education Core Curriculum Requirements.

** Students may apply credits earned in excess of 30 credit hours for an Allied Health program, or designated general education courses (BIOL 2020, MATH elective, PHYS elective), or ALHS electives from those listed in the catalog.

*** Guided electives selected with advisor assistance.