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Associate Degree

Allied Health

An affordable path to prepare for a career in healthcare management, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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Allied Health

The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Science degree program is designed to prepare students for entry positions in health careers or supporting roles. Students will complete an educational stepping stone towards a long-term career goal, while completing a liberal arts education in general studies, combined with a focus on biological sciences. Students will demonstrate skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and contemporary issues related to healthcare.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AAS Degree

Allied Health Science Concentration Degree Requirements

Nursing home administrators
Manage staff, admissions, finances, and care of the building, as well as care of the residents in nursing homes. All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; licensing requirements vary by state
Clinical managers
Oversee a specific department, such as nursing, surgery, or physical therapy, and have responsibilities based on that specialty. Clinical managers set and carry out policies, goals, and procedures for their departments; evaluate the quality of the staff’s work; and develop reports and budgets.
Health information managers
Responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records and data. They must stay up to date with evolving information technology, current or proposed laws about health information systems, and trends in managing large amounts of complex data. Health information managers must ensure that databases are complete, accurate, and accessible only to authorized personnel.

What You Will Learn

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Students will formulate communications that reflect ethics in the healthcare environment.

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Students will be able to relate the functions and relationships among the various organ systems of the human body.

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Students will be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of human systems.

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Students will be able to describe relationships between social behavior and public health.

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About This Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Science degree program is designed to prepare students for entry positions in health careers or supporting roles. Students will complete an educational stepping stone towards a long-term career goal, while completing a liberal arts education in general studies, combined with a focus on biological sciences. Students will demonstrate skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and contemporary issues related to healthcare.

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Program Benefits

Students completing this degree program could enhance an existing allied health career, seek, or obtain entry-level employment in an allied health-related field, or continue their education in a degree such as the Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Entry-level allied health positions are often found in facilities such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, dental offices, chiropractic offices, insurance companies, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation centers.

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Cost for the Degree

Average Cost for this Degree:
$13,965-$15,141

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Department Chair

Degree Program Coordinator and Natural Sciences Department Chair:
Randy Elvidge, relvidge@gmc.edu

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Mar 21, 2022

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