Associate Degree

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An associate degree is a type of undergraduate degree awarded by thousands of institutions of higher education around the world. Generally requiring roughly two years of study, this degree is a perfect precursor to a bachelor’s degree and can also be used to augment a secondary school education. Many students choose to pursue associate’s degrees in the field of healthcare and medicine.

So what is an associate degree in health? It involves the study of a variety of subjects related to physical and mental well-being. Students may study topics such as biology, physics, chemistry, anatomy, epidemiology, and common medical procedures, as well as related topics such as health insurance, ethics, and information management. Students may pursue tracks related to specific fields like nursing, or they can seek a more general program. Some institutions may offer the opportunity to receive real-world practice through internships or residencies, although these opportunities will vary.

There are many advantages related to holding an associate degree in health. Students will be able to sharpen crucial cognitive and technical skills, and may also find their enhanced qualifications make it easier for them to obtain a job. Additionally, the information learned in one of these programs of study can sometimes be used to help a student improve his or her own quality of life.

The cost of an associate degree in health will depend on a number of factors. Be sure to contact the school you are interested in so that you can receive up-to-date financial information.

Many jobs are available to those with an undergraduate degree in health. Graduates may find themselves working in a variety of medical facilities, including hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, and private practices. They might choose to pursue careers as nurses, medical technicians, or healthcare administrators. Many graduates also use their associate degrees as a background before pursuing other higher education opportunities. 

 

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Associate of Science in Medical Assistant Specialist (Online)

Key College
Online Full time Part time 2 years January 2018 USA USA Online + 1 more

This profession is the heart and soul of the medical field. Healthcare is one of only a few industries in America that is currently growing with available careers. This industry would not succeed without the help of medical assistants. Their skills are needed in almost every aspect of the healthcare field. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. Graduate with skills as well as knowledge. A "Practitioner" approach in learning provides skills employers demand! This profession is the heart and soul of the medical field. Healthcare is one of only a few industries in America that is currently growing with available careers. This industry would not succeed without the help of medical assistants. Their skills are needed in almost every aspect of the healthcare field. This program is offered 100% online, and does not require the students to travel to the USA. WHAT DO MEDICAL ASSISTANTS DO? Medical Assistant Specialists can provide both direct and non-direct patient care services for the healthcare industry and it’s professionals to make the organization operate more efficiently, productively and professionally. Key College offers a two track approach to the Medical Administration Assistant degree: Administrative or Clinical Administrative areas would include: Medical records management, front desk operations, billing and coding, bookkeeping, interacting with insurance companies & Medicare, scheduling appointments, arranging for services, greeting patients, and more. Clinical areas would include: Prepping clients for doctor examinations, phlebotomy, EKG’s, injections, checking patients in, vital signs management, physical exams, explaining procedures to patients, and more. Career Opportunities for Medical Assistant Specialists: ✓ Patient Care ✓ Hospices ✓ Hospitals & Clinics ✓ Chiropractic Centers ✓ Surgical Centers ✓ HMO’s & PMO’s ✓ Physician’s Offices ✓ Pharmaceutical Companies ✓ Rehabilitation Centers ✓ Insurance companies ✓ Physical Therapy Centers ✓ Dental Offices ✓ Nursing Homes ✓ Veterinary Clinics and more Our program uses a hands-on approach... [-]

Veterinary Medicine Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. [+]

Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet. NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. Veterinary Medicine Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. BIO-202 Biology I 4 s.h. CHM-166 General Chemistry I* AND CHM-166L Lab 5 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. Total 13 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. BIO-203 Biology II 4 s.h. CHM-176 General Chemistry II AND CHM-176L Lab 5 s.h. MAT-134 Trig & Anal. Geometry* 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. Third Semester CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM-263 Lab 5 s.h. PHY-162 College Physics I* AND PHY-162 Lab 4 s.h. AGS-109 Animal Science I^ 3 s.h. AGS-110 Animal Science I lab^ 1 s.h. Humanities or Social Science class 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Fourth Semester CHM-273 Organic Chemistry II AND CHM-273 Lab 5 s.h. AGS-209 Animal Science II^ 3 s.h. AGS-210 Animal Science II lab^ 1 s.h. Humanities or Social Science classes 5 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. Total 17 s.h. *– Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in... [-]

Associate in Health Sciences

Central Wyoming College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 USA Riverton Lander Jackson Dubois + 3 more

Our health care trainings and certificate programs can prepare you for a rewarding, in-demand position in the health care industry. The program in nursing at CWC is designed to optimally prepare graduates for a career as a registered nurse, and to practice in the complex and constantly evolving healthcare environment of today. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. Healthcare Certificates & Trainings Our health care trainings and certificate programs can prepare you for a rewarding, in-demand position in the health care industry. These programs take a year or less to complete and are an excellent option for workers looking for a competitive edge in the job market. Our programs offer real world knowledge combined with foundation skills that are desired by employers looking to hire in the entry level health care setting. Dental Assistant Certificate I The Dental Assistant Certificate I Program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a dental assistant, as well as providing additional coursework necessary for transfer to a dental hygiene program. The curriculum provides the student with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through classroom instruction and practice skills laboratories. The general education requirements facilitate development of basic computer and communication skills. A dental assistant works under the supervision of a dentist by performing a variety of office management, patient care, and laboratory duties; often working chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients. In addition, the dental assistant maintains patient records, promotes comfort and safety in the dental chair, obtains oral x-rays, sterilizes instruments, and instructs patients on proper dental health. The successful dental assistant must have strong communication skills, display a positive attitude, observe strict confidentiality rules, and possess motor skill coordination necessary for safe patient care. Explore gainful employment information, where you can find occupational information, estimated cost and time of program completion,... [-]

Pre Professional Programs

Seward County Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Liberal

SCCC offers a variety of pre-professional programs including pre-dentistry, pre-engineering, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, and pre-veterinary options. [+]

SCCC offers a variety of pre-professional programs including pre-dentistry, pre-engineering, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, and pre-veterinary options. Students are able to choose between associate degree and transfer options, focusing on a broad knowledge base in the sciences, mathematics, and communications areas. The rigor and challenge of a pre-professional track is evident in the types of courses, course load, and time-management skills required of students in the program. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Math, Science and HPERD Division, along with the SCCC Transfer Coordinator, graduates of the SCCC pre-professional programs are prepared to pursue a variety of options for careers and continuing education. Pre-engineering: Engineers apply the theories and principals of science and mathematics to research and develop economical solutions to technical problems. At Seward County Community College students can take the fundamental science and math courses as well as other general education requirements before transferring to a university to complete an engineering degree. Pre-med: A Medical Practitioner is someone who looks out for the well-being and health of people. Medical Practitioners treat sick and injured people, as well as, advise patients on health and wellness. In addition to working at a hospital, clinic, or private-practice, Medical Practitioners may also work for universities, research labs, or government. At Seward County Community College students can take the fundamental science and math courses as well as other general education requirements before transferring to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree and continuing into their chosen field of medicine. [-]

Associate Degree in Health Careers - with transfer to 4-year university

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Kalamazoo

Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment, and health related technologies. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment, and health related technologies. Concentrations Dental Hygiene Dental Hygiene, AAS Emergency Medical Technology Emergency Medical Services, AAS Paramedic, CERT Emergency Medical Technology, COA Medical Assistant Technology Medical Assistant Technology, AAS Medical Assistant Technology, CERT Nursing Nursing, AAS Nursing RN Completion, AAS Respiratory Care Practitioner Respiratory Care Practitioner, AAS Health Careers Academy Patient Care Academy, KVCA Phlebotomy Technician Academy, KVCA Is this Career Path for You? If you like caring for people or animals and helping restore or maintain health, this might be the right career path for you. If you're interested in diseases and how the body works, and you enjoy reading about science and medicine, consider a career in the health sciences. Job Outlook Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. The growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform should increase the number of individuals who have access to healthcare. Average Salaries Dental Hygienist: $62,000 Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic: $31,700 Registered Nurse: $64,260 Respiratory Therapist: $56,730 Medical Assistant Technology: $28,500 [-]

Nursing Associate Degree

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Green Bay Marinette Sturgeon Bay + 3 more

As a nurse, you make a difference in the lives of your patients. You plan, provide, and evaluate patient care. You act as a liaison between physicians, other health care workers, and the patient. You also supervise other health care providers. [+]

As a nurse, you make a difference in the lives of your patients. You plan, provide, and evaluate patient care. You act as a liaison between physicians, other health care workers, and the patient. You also supervise other health care providers. Why choose the ADN program at NWTC? Quality – NWTC ADN graduates take the same national licensing exam that graduates from four-year colleges and universities do, and NWTC graduates consistently score above the national average. Success – NWTC nursing graduates report greater than 90 percent job placement as RNs within six months of graduation. Expertise – classroom, lab and simulation instruction, extensive clinical experience at area hospitals, extended care facilities and clinics, and service opportunities like work at the N.E.W. Clinic at NWTC all provide hands-on patient care experience that helps make NWTC graduates effective on the job. This program is accredited by the ACEN: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Employment Potential A graduate of this program who becomes a Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings will have the potential for employment in the following areas: STAFF NURSE: is responsible for making nursing diagnoses and treating human responses to actual and potential health problems in health care facilities and insurance areas. CHARGE NURSE: assumes the same responsibilities of a Registered Nurse in addition to directing the work flow and coordinating and managing the provision of care of patients and other staff in a medical facility. Requirements for Program Entry - Completed application. - High school... [-]

Associate Degree in Nursing

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time 5 semesters January 2018 USA Harrison Mount Pleasant + 1 more

MMCC nursing students gain clinical experiences in both acute care and long term care facilities. Students are prepared as entry-level Associate Degree Registered Nurses, ready to begin employment immediately after graduation. Upon graduation, our students are eligible to sit for licensure by taking the NCLEX-RN exam. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. A Legacy of Excellence Since MMCC’s first graduating class of 21 nurses in 1969, the College has conferred over 3,500 nursing credentials. The College's nursing faculty and staff are committed to developing excellent and compassionate professionals. Ask around. Our graduates serve locally and across the State. You'll find out how well-respected our program is, and how exceptionally-prepared and skilled our graduates are when they enter careers. Real Skills for Future Nurses Our state-of-the-art simulation labs in both Harrison and Mt. Pleasant allow students to practice nursing skills without leaving campus. MMCC nursing students gain clinical experiences in both acute care and long term care facilities. Students are prepared as entry-level Associate Degree Registered Nurses, ready to begin employment immediately after graduation. Upon graduation, our students are eligible to sit for licensure by taking the NCLEX-RN exam. MMCC students average 80%-90% pass rates on this test. Selective Admissions Means No Wait List In 2010, MMCC transitioned from a wait list-based nursing program to selective admissions. The college welcomes 220 nurses each year, based on the strength of their applications to the program. Career Overview Registered Nurses are nurses involved in direct patient care. These health care professionals assess patients, help to design and carry out treatment plans, monitor the results of treatments, and keep patients and their families informed about their medical options and health issues. Job/Career Outlook Earnings* National Average: $71,000/year. MI Average: $67,690/year. Employment Outlook (2014-2024)*: 16% - Much faster than average. * Information from U.S.... [-]

Associate Degree - Registered Nursing

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Associate Degree Nursing Program, an integral unit of the College of Southern Idaho, educates graduate nurses from diverse populations who demonstrate knowledge, caring, and integrity through the nursing process, responds to the holistic needs of individuals in a variety of settings, and interacts professionally with patients, families, and health care providers within the community. The graduate promotes optimal health in a safe and cost-effective manner as part of a multidisciplinary team that recognizes learning as a lifelong endeavor. [+]

The Associate Degree Nursing Program, an integral unit of the College of Southern Idaho, educates graduate nurses from diverse populations who demonstrate knowledge, caring, and integrity through the nursing process, responds to the holistic needs of individuals in a variety of settings, and interacts professionally with patients, families, and health care providers within the community. The graduate promotes optimal health in a safe and cost-effective manner as part of a multidisciplinary team that recognizes learning as a lifelong endeavor. [-]

Associate Degree in Respiratory Care

Butte College
Campus Full time January 2018 USA Chico

The Respiratory Care program is designed to prepare students to become licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners in the state of California. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. Associate Degree in Respiratory Care Respiratory Care Program Lisa Gunn, Chair (530) 895-2423 Department Office: AHPS 215 (530) 873-7533 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Butte College Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com). The Respiratory Care program is designed to prepare students to become licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners in the state of California. In addition, the program prepares the successful graduate to participate in the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examinations administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Respiratory care practitioners are highly skilled allied health professionals involved in the therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities that affect the cardiopulmonary system. They are employed in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, physician's offices, home health agencies, specialized care hospitals, medical equipment supply companies, diagnostic laboratories, and patients' homes. They may further specialize in such areas as adult critical care, neonatal or pediatric intensive care, pulmonary function testing, transport medicine, hyperbaric medicine, home care, management or education. Graduates practicing in California are required to take a state licensure examination. *Note: A person convicted of any offense other than a minor traffic violation may not qualify to be licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in California. Questions regarding this should be directed to the Respiratory Care Program Director. Admission to the Program Requirements for Admission: Age 17 years or older and all... [-]

Associate of Nursing - Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

Olympic College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

Olympic College offers a two-year Nursing curriculum designed to prepare qualified men and women to become Registered Nurses. The two-year curriculum is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing), and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (www.acenursing.org). [+]

Associate of Nursing - Registered Nurse in the State of Washington Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. Olympic College offers several programs to prepare qualified men and women to deliver quality nursing care. Nursing graduates find employment in numerous healthcare settings: home health care, hospitals, community-based agencies and more. Olympic College offers a two-year Nursing curriculum designed to prepare qualified men and women to become Registered Nurses. The two-year curriculum is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing), and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (www.acenursing.org). The Program includes a balance of general education courses, nursing theory, and nursing practice. Following acceptance, most students will complete the program in six academic quarters. NURSE 151, Dosage Calculations, requires a minimum 3.7 grade point. All other nursing courses require a minimum 2.2 (80%) grade point or above to progress in the Nursing Program. Graduates are prepared for employment as Registered Nurses in home health care, hospitals, long-term care, and community-based care agencies. The graduate of the Nursing Program will receive the Associate in Technical Arts Degree which qualifies the candidate (for eligibility) to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The license... [-]

Associate Degree in Health Sciences

Irvine Valley College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Irvine

The School of Life Sciences at Irvine Valley College offers a wide range of courses in the biological sciences as well as courses in environmental studies. Introductory courses focus on theories and concepts in five primary areas: cellular and molecular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and whole organism biology. More specialized courses examine extensions of these basic principles as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study, including botany, zoology, human anatomy, human physiology, cellular biology, microbiology, natural history, and marine biology. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. The School of Life Sciences at Irvine Valley College offers a wide range of courses in the biological sciences as well as courses in environmental studies. Introductory courses focus on theories and concepts in five primary areas: cellular and molecular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and whole organism biology. More specialized courses examine extensions of these basic principles as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study, including botany, zoology, human anatomy, human physiology, cellular biology, microbiology, natural history, and marine biology. Students may complete courses within the department in order to fulfill general education requirements, to satisfy prerequisites for health related programs such as nursing, to meet graduation requirements at prospective transfer institutions, or to complete the Associate in Arts degree with a major in biology or health sciences. MAJOR The requirements for majors in the life sciences are intended to provide a solid foundation for the student who wishes to pursue further study at the baccalaureate level and for some graduate-level programs. They are also intended for students who plan to enter a preprofessional or professional program in a health-related field. The faculty strongly recommends that students without a firm foundation in basic biological principles complete both Biology 93 and Biology 94 in preparation for the more specialized courses. In addition to the core courses for the major or health-related fields, an introduction to other sciences is usually recommended and necessary for more advanced study. The biology faculty therefore suggests that students complete appropriate... [-]

Associate Degree of Nursing

AMA Education System
Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Philippines Manila

St. Augustine School of Nursing is Asia’s pioneer and largest school for Practical Nursing, Nursing Aide, Professional Caregiving and Medical Transcription. Committed to making students learn in a caring environment. Reaching out to the communities it serves via medical missions and various outreach care programs. The very same type of Pinoy Care that St. Augustine graduates are sharing here and abroad. [+]

St. Augustine School of Nursing is Asia’s pioneer and largest school for Practical Nursing, Nursing Aide, Professional Caregiving and Medical Transcription. Committed to making students learn in a caring environment. Reaching out to the communities it serves via medical missions and various outreach care programs. The very same type of Pinoy Care that St. Augustine graduates are sharing here and abroad. In response to the rising demand for healthcare professionals here and abroad, St. Augustine School of Nursing (SASN) was established in 2004. The response to the pioneer branches in España Manila, Lagro Quezon City and East Rizal was phenomenal. The continuing success of St. Augustine is anchored on the world-class quality of training it provides and its continuous upgrading of curriculum to meet the growing needs of medical tourism, healthcare and the hospitality business. Its advanced curriculum meets the minimum standards set by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and provides a more holistic approach in producing healthcare professionals equipped, not just with the basic skills and knowledge in taking care of patients, but are also taught basic computer skills, personality development, legal aspects in the workplace and foreign languages. Why choose St. Augustine School of Nursing? No.1 Chain Nursing School (National) in the 2004 National Shoppers’ Choice Annual Awards Recognized as the Outstanding Caregiver School for 2003 by the Philippine National Caregiver Association Job opportunities through InfoTech to earn US$2,000 or more monthly Certification in just 6 months with full international standard of hospital on-the-job training... [-]

Associate Degree in Medical Sonography

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time September 2017 Puerto Rico Carolina

The Medical Sonography program provides a high quality education through didactic and clinical experiences that prepare graduates to be medical sonographers who are focused on caring for the patient and committed to professional growth and critical thinking. [+]

The Medical Sonography program provides a high quality education through didactic andclinicalexperiencesthatpreparegraduatestobemedicalsonographerswho are focusedoncaringforthe patient and committed to professional growth and critical thinking.

Graduates will acquire the competencies necessary to work in different medical scenarios and will be able to perform ultrasound studies of the abdominal, gynecological, obstetrical area, of small parts, blood vessels and adult heart.

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Associate of Pre-Nursing

Green River College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Auburn

The Associate in Pre‐Nursing degree is general pursued by students who plan to transfer to a four‐year college or university at the junior level to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN). [+]

The Associate in Pre‐Nursing degree is general pursued by students who plan to transfer to a four‐year college or university at the junior level to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN). Four‐year schools accepting Pre‐Nursing Transfer degree include Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, University of Washington‐Seattle, Washington State University, Pacific Lutheran University, Northwest University and Walla Walla University. This degree is designed to meet the distribution requirements at universities in Washington state, by fulfilling the general requirements taken by freshmen and sophomores. Green River - A leader in university transfer Our 2+2 transfer program offers students an opportunity to start their four-year bachelor's degree. The transfer program provides courses equivalent to the first two years of a university degree. Students can take two years at Green River College, then transfer to a university to complete their four-year degree. Our students are admitted to many top 100 world universities*, as ranked by Shanghai Jiaotong University, including: Brown University, California State University, Cornell University, Hawaii Pacific University, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Purdue University, San Jose State University, Seattle University, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, UNC - Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin Washington State University *Note: Admission to selective universities is highly competitive. Green River College international students have been admitted to... [-]

Associate degree in Kinesiology

Sacramento City College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is the study of the mechanics of body movements. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. The term kinesiology means the study of movement and the associate of arts degree program emphasizes major preparation courses for students seeking transfer to a four-year university. Students entering the field of kinesiology can look forward to career prospects in the areas of fitness, health and wellness, athletic training, exercise science, education/coaching, and sports administration. Students who have selected the particular four-year college to which they wish to transfer should use the catalog of that institution as the principle guide for determining additional coursework. This program is the study of the mechanics of body movements. Career opportunity Coaching Strength and conditioning Exercise physiologist Sports Psychologist Doctor Fitness director Skills understand normal and abnormal human musculoskeletal development design effective strength and cardiopulmonary programs understand the human body’s basic structure and how its various systems work together develop appropriate fitness programs and assessments to evaluate and analyze personal success [-]