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An associate's degree can be completed in two years of study in a specialized field. This program is formulated to meet the needs of either mid-career adults or for students pursuing an entry-level job. Students can select the major or option that matches their profession or expertise.
What is an Associate of Applied Science? An AAS degree prepares a student for a job post graduation. Associate’s degrees in arts or sciences lay the groundwork for an individual to transfer credits to a four-year university. An AAS is primarily for those who do not plan to pursue a higher degree, but rather, prefer to begin working as soon as possible. Some of the specializations include business administration, computer science, nursing, culinary arts, healthcare, baking and more.
There are many benefits to earning an AAS. Since the program involves more laboratory work and hands-on discussion instead of writing papers and listening to lectures, it is particularly beneficial for individuals who are more hands-on learners. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to begin working as soon as possible after graduation. The courses prepare students for jobs in their specialized fields and give them the knowledge of job competency.
The tuition fees for an AAS degree may be less than other degrees since it generally takes less than two years to complete. However, the registration costs will vary depending on the institution, field of study and where the school is located.
This degree is more geared toward learning the skills necessary to perform a job effectively, rather than academic studies and research papers. There are several employment opportunities available for graduates, including criminal justice positions, or careers as a behavioral teaching assistant, auto technician and more. The program can give students an in-depth knowledge of their specialized field of interest and show an employer that they are serious about the prospective job and have the necessary qualifications.
Many institutions offer courses both full time and part time so students have a choice in their schedule. If you are interested in an AAS, it is encouraged that you search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Students must have one year of high school chemistry with a grade of 2.0 or greater. Students not meeting these expectations must take requisite college-level chemistry c
Students must have one year of high school chemistry with a grade of 2.0 or greater. Students not meeting these expectations must take requisite college-level chemistry course and complete the course with a minimum grade of 2.0.
Currently enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information.
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One of the most challenging areas of patient care is cardiopulmonary disorders, which places respiratory therapists at the forefront of health care. Trinity College of Nu
One of the most challenging areas of patient care is cardiopulmonary disorders, which places respiratory therapists at the forefront of health care. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences prepares men and women from culturally and ethnically diverse communities for a career as respiratory therapists. Graduates from our program are prepared to work in hospitals, emergency departments, intensive care units, neonatal intensive care units, diagnostic laboratories, offices, clinics, long-term care facilities, and homes.
The tasks of Respiratory Therapists vary depending on the needs of their patients and the level of care needed. However, typical responsibilities include:...
The Associate of Applied Science in Radiography prepares men and women from culturally and ethnically diverse communities for a career as professional radiographers. Grad
Radiographers are often on the front lines of injuries and illnesses, and they are instrumental in working with physicians to find a diagnosis. The Associate of Applied Science in Radiography prepares men and women from culturally and ethnically diverse communities for a career as professional radiographers. Graduates are trained to capture the highest quality medical images as they relate to patient conditions. The program exposes students to rich clinical experiences, building on the theoretical foundation received in the classroom.
Radiographers use radiation equipment to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body, to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiographers continually strive to provide quality patient care and are particularly concerned with limiting radiation exposure to patients, themselves and others. Radiographers use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to perform medical imaging procedures by adopting variable technical parameters of the procedure to the condition of the patient....
This degree program is designed for the surgical technology diploma graduate who wants to continue his or her education and receive an associate degree. With the escalati
This degree program is designed for the surgical technology diploma graduate who wants to continue his or her education and receive an associate degree. With the escalating rate of change and increasing complexity of surgical procedures, the associate degree option will provide the student with a broader education basis, which may assist in career advancement.
National certification is available to graduates offered by the NBSTSA (National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) WITCC Surgical Technology Board Passage Rate 2011 - 100% 2012 - 100% 2013 - 100% 2014 - 100% 2015 - 100% The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Admission to the surgical technology program requires applicants to meet program-specific criteria. For information on application procedures and acceptance, contact the Admissions Office at WITCC....
Get a comprehensive education and practical experience in nursing, and prepare to become licensed as a registered nurse. Students who choose to leave the program before
Get a comprehensive education and practical experience in nursing, and prepare to become licensed as a registered nurse. Students who choose to leave the program before completing the degree may qualify for other certificates.
This program has approval from the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
What can I do with this degree?
Career Options: Take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) to be eligible to work as a registered nurse.
Academic Options: Pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing at a university.
Students must earn a C grade or better in all program core and support courses to progress to the next semester or to graduate. Course substitutions are not accepted in the Nursing program....
Welcome to Northwest College's Nursing Program. We offer several programs to students interested in nursing as a career.
Welcome to Northwest College's Nursing Program. We offer several programs to students interested in nursing as a career. These programs are:
Allied Health — Associate of Science
Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistant — Certificate
Nursing - Licensed Practical Nurse — Certificate
Nursing - Registered Nurse — Associate of Applied Science
These options are available to suit your personal situation and career goals or to help you make the decision that is best for you. Depending on the course of study you take, you are eligible to sit for an exam that can license you as a CNA, LPN, or RN.
Associate of Science
If you would like to work in an allied health field but are not sure which one, this degree program is an excellent choice. The program is also a great choice for students who are completing the prerequisites for admission into the Nursing Program. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the specialization requirements of Northwest College in order to transfer as a junior....
This associate degree nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge, abilities, and skills to practice nursing independently and interdependently through the
This associate degree nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge, abilities, and skills to practice nursing independently and interdependently through the application of the nursing process to provide safe nursing care to individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Graduates of this program may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX- RN®) which is required for practice as a registered nurse. Employment opportunities include acute care centers, long-term care facilities, clinics, outpatient offices, industry, and community agencies.
The mission of the Dakota Nursing Program is to provide quality undergraduate education, which prepares graduates for nursing practice in multiple-structured, culturally diverse health care settings for clients across the lifespan....
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is a two year Associate in Applied Science Degree program. A new DMS class is selected e
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is a two year Associate in Applied Science Degree program. A new DMS class is selected each year to begin the program in the fall term. DMS program students continue the program for four consecutive semesters and graduate with a degree at the end of the fall term the following year. As a CAAHEP accredited program, graduates may become registered through the ARDMS in Abdomen or OB/GYN as early as 60 days prior to graduation. This program of study is designed to provide didactic and clinical training in the field of general diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound). Sonographers, also known as Ultrasound Technologists, or Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, use advanced imaging procedures....
The Dental Hygiene program prepares its graduates to provide comprehensive oral health care services in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion of the program a
The Dental Hygiene program prepares its graduates to provide comprehensive oral health care services in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion of the program and passing of the National Dental Hygiene Examination and Regional Board Examination, graduates are eligible to apply for mandatory state licensure.
The following list contains approximate fees for students who are accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at COD. These figures may change due to price increases.
Dental Hygiene Instrument Kit (for two years): $3,000.00 Uniforms: $255.00
PSB-HOAE Dental Hygiene Aptitude Exam: (visit the Testing Center webpage for current price and dates)
Membership: Students for the American Dental Hygiene Association ($65 per year): $130.00...
Medical assistants are health professionals that perform routine administrative and clinical tasks within physicians' offices. Their duties may vary from office to office
Medical assistants are health professionals that perform routine administrative and clinical tasks within physicians' offices. Their duties may vary from office to office, but the administrative duties usually include answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patient medical records, filling out insurance and advance directive forms, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission, and handling billing and accounting procedures. The clinical duties may also vary but include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. Medical assistants may also collect blood specimens by both capillary or venipuncture technique, perform basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, sterilize equipment, instruct patients about medication and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by the physician, authorize drug refills, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, prepare patients for X-rays, and perform EKGs. The Medical Assistant program is a certificate or two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program that prepares students to work in a medical office and perform both administrative and clinical procedures....
The Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare a student for employment in a specific occupational area. For most majors, the AAS is not designed as a tra
The Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare a student for employment in a specific occupational area. For most majors, the AAS is not designed as a transfer degree. Agreements are in place with several colleges and universities to facilitate the transfer of some AAS degrees into four-year programs. Contact an NCMC Student Services advisor or your faculty advisor for more information. Associate in Applied Science degrees are comprised of about 15 credit hours of general education courses and a minimum of 46 (up to 58) credit hours of courses most appropriate to address the intended outcome of the career program. Students receive individualized advisement regarding course selections most appropriate to their individual career goals. A recommended curriculum is listed for each career program offered at NCMC....
A Radiologic Technology (x-ray) program prepares radiographers to take x-rays of all parts of the human body for the purpose of diagnosing medical problems. Radiographers
A Radiologic Technology (x-ray) program prepares radiographers to take x-rays of all parts of the human body for the purpose of diagnosing medical problems. Radiographers position the patients, who either lie on a table, sit, or stand so that the correct parts of the body can be radiographed. In addition, radiographers may take portable radiographs in areas of the hospital that include the emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, and patient care units. Radiologic Technologists work with ionizing radiation and learn proper procedures to protect themselves and their patients from unnecessary radiation exposure. The radiographer must use sterile technique, maintain records, assist with special procedures, and administer contrast media via multiple routes, including intravenous routes. Transfer and positioning activities are integrated throughout the program. Radiographers must be reliable, have a mechanical aptitude and possess good communication skills....
The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies. Registered nurses pr
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for clients through hygienic care; teaching; assessment of body systems; implementation of the nursing process, including treatment modalities ordered by the physician; and rehabilitative care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership....
The HFC Nursing Program is designed to prepare graduates to be caring, compassionate nurses. It prepares individuals to work as entry-level registered nurses. HFC is the
If you are looking for a career where your daily work makes a difference, then nursing is for you! The HFC Nursing Program is designed to prepare graduates to be caring, compassionate nurses.
The program prepares individuals to work as entry-level registered nurses. HFC is the first associate’s degree nursing program in Michigan, one of seven such programs in the nation. The program has received many awards and grants for curricula design, innovative teaching strategies, creative curriculum scheduling and collaborative partnerships.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:...
The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Nursing is a two-year Nursing curriculum offered to men and women of all ages including recent high school graduates, m
The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Nursing is a two-year Nursing curriculum offered to men and women of all ages including recent high school graduates, mature adults, and licensed practical nurses.
Graduates are prepared to accept beginning level staff nursing positions in a variety of health facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and extended care facilities. The emphasis of the curriculum is on direct patient care in the preparation of students for the three interrelated roles which are defined for the graduates of the Associate Degree program as a provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing. Through the study of the Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences, and Nursing, students will gain an understanding of the value of individuals and their contributions to society....