The Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Sciences 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 who are currently credentialed as allied health/nursing practitioners, 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
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate
- Electronic Health Record Certificate
- Healthcare Technician (CCMA) Certificate
- Medical Coding (CCA) 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
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