This program is for any allied health practitioner who holds a certificate or license such as dental, medical and lab assistants, phlebotomists; ultrasound, surgical, and dental technicians; EMTs, paramedics, LPNs, RNs (diploma) and military trained allied health practitioners.
What are the benefits? Credit for previous study in a specific discipline can be awarded. Students who are a non-degree certified or licensed allied health practitioner or graduate of a certificate or diploma program may be able to earn valuable credits toward a college degree.
What are the requirements for admission to the Health Science program? Students in the Health Science program must have non-degree certification or licensure in an allied health field. Full- or part-time study is available.
Can students receive credit for previous Allied Health training? After successful completion of the general education requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, students must submit an original post-secondary school transcript and a current license or certificate as part of the process. The number of credits awarded will be based upon an evaluation of the candidate's prior training and licensure or certification. The director of Health Technology programs and the dean of Science, Mathematics and Health Technologies will conduct the review.
Can students who major in Health Science transfer to a four-year college? Transfer to bachelor's degree programs is possible. Several colleges and universities offer a program in Health Science. For information about courses transferring to other colleges, contact a transfer counselor or the Medical Lab Technology Office.
What are the employment opportunities for graduates? Graduates of Health Science programs have chosen to work in hospital laboratories, private or reference laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, insurance industry, doctor's offices, HMO's and clinics, veterinarian hospitals, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, research and sales. Graduates may use this degree for career advancement or change, to enhance job security, or to satisfy personal fulfillment.