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Health Science

Associate in Science

 

Health Science

The healthcare industry is one of the highest growth industries in the world. If you have a passion for the health industry, and want to be a part of it, then our program is for you! Our program explores the diverse field of health science and introduces liberal arts studies. Students are exposed to various disciplines relative to health science and gain the scientific skills required to learn theory and methodology applied in the field.

Our Health Science program prepares students for advanced studies or specialization at a 4-year institution. Students who obtain an Associate’s Degree may pursue careers such as, but not limited to, medical assistant, phlebotomist, surgical technologist, occupational therapy assistant, radiology technician, respiratory therapist or dental hygienist.

 

 

 

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SPOTLIGHT

 

Darlene Coleman

"SCC offers affordable tuition and convenient evening classes, which allowed me to continue to work and take care of my family.”"

-- Darlene Coleman, graduating class of 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFER

Students have successfully transferred to:

  • Delaware State University
  • Neumann University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • West Chester University
  • Wilmington University

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CAREER

Students who complete the Health Science, Associate of Science program and go on to earn a bachelor degree may find employment in occupations such as:

  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Anesthesiologist Assistants
  • Audiologists
  • Orthoptists
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  • Cytotechnologists
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  • Dietetic Technicians
  • Respiratory Therapy Technicians
  • Surgical Technologists
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Opticians, Dispensing
  • Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Neurodiagnostic Technologists
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technologists
  • Radiologic Technicians
  • Surgical Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapy Aides
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Physical Therapist Aides
  • Dental Assistants
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Equipment Preparers
  • Medical Transcriptionists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical Appliance Technicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Patient Representatives
  • Pharmacy Technicians

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YOUR DEGREE COST AND COURSES

First Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
HSC103Introduction to the Health Sciences3$0.00$540.00$540.00
BIO150Fundamentals of A & P4$126.00$720.00$846.00
ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$540.00$540.00
HSC211Medical Terminology3$0.00$540.00$540.00
PSY101General Psychology3$0.00$540.00$540.00
Subtotal:$3,006.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
BIO220Human Anatomy & Physiology I4$126.00$720.00$846.00
ENG102English Composition II3$0.00$540.00$540.00
PSY111Human Growth and Development3$0.00$540.00$540.00
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3$0.00$540.00$540.00
HSC200Standard First Aid and CPR2$63.00$360.00$423.00
Subtotal:$2,889.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Third Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
BIO221Human Anatomy & Physiology II4$126.00$720.00$846.00
ENG202Introduction to Speech Communication3$0.00$540.00$540.00
HSC168Nutrition3$0.00$540.00$540.00
MAT134 or MAT137Contemporary Math or College Algebra$0.00$$
HUM-ELECHumanities Elective3$0.00$540.00$540.00
Subtotal:$2,466.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Fourth Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
MAT201Statistics3$0.00$540.00$540.00
ETH200Ethics in the Modern World3$0.00$540.00$540.00
PROG-ELECProgram Elective3$0.00$540.00$540.00
SCI-ELECScience Elective3$0.00$540.00$540.00
Subtotal:$2,160.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Total Program Cost: $10,521.00*

* - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.

** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.