Associate of Science

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An Associate of Science is a degree usually obtained from a community college. Students must complete 90 credits of general education classes, such as language, humanities and math, plus elective science courses determined by the student.

What is an Associate of Science? This category is very broad, and many scientific majors are available, ranging from lab sciences such as biology and chemistry to nursing, math, computers and veterinary medicine. Typically, a student will choose a major and follow a prescribed pathway until the degree is complete. In addition to general education requirements, students can expect to take classes in higher math, at least two lab science classes, statistics and electives.

Once a student earns an Associate of Science, he or she can continue on to a bachelor degree program at a university. The well-rounded education received at the associate level gives students working knowledge of the world around them, and helps them excel the workplace.

The cost of earning an Associate of Science varies from place to place. Most community colleges have tuition that is less expensive than universities. By attending a school that is close to home, many students are able to save a significant amount of money.

Jobs available to graduates of an Associate of Science program include being an electronics drafter, a computer network support specialist or a technician in aviation, geology or a medical specialty. Many careers are open to individuals who have an associate degree, and the salaries offered can be quite good. Some graduates choose to work in their chosen field for a while before continuing their education.

Many options exist for enrollment in an Associate of Science program. At some colleges, students have the option of taking classes in the day, evening or online. To find out more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Associate of Science in Health Sciences

Valley Forge Military College
Campus Full time January 2018 USA Wayne

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Program at VFMC provides students with the opportunity to take courses leading to a variety of health sciences majors and career fields. [+]

Associate of Science 2017/2018. The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Program at VFMC provides students with the opportunity to take courses leading to a variety of health sciences majors and career fields. Studying the Health and Biological Sciences program at VFMC prepares students to continue their academic and career interests in specialized fields including Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Programs of Study Our military tradition benefits all students: those who go on to officer training and those who choose to pursue other paths. A study by Korn/Ferry International shows that the leadership skills learned in military training enhance success in corporate life – which may be why many of our graduates go on to captain their own businesses. Whatever your goal, VFMC has academic programs that will help you get there. The Academic Program at VFMC leads to an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science, or an Associate in Business Administration degree. The strong core curriculum, developed on the basis of careful analysis of the general education requirements of competitive colleges and universities, is the heart of the degree programs. Together with the courses require in the academic fields of study, the core programs provide the foundation for successful transfer to a four-year college and long-term academic success. [-]

Associate of Science in Medical Assistant Specialist

Key College
Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2018 USA Dania Beach + 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. [+]

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. 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 to teaching that is enhanced by our small class sizes and one-on-one attention from industry experienced faculty. Key College teaches... [-]

Associate Degree in Science ­- Kinesiology

Parkland College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Kinesiology prepares you for transfer to a college or university where you can complete a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or physical education. [+]

Associate of Science 2017/2018. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ●... [-]

Associate of Science in Health Information Management

Humboldt International University
Online Part time 24 months March 2018 USA USA Online

The Associate of Science in Health Information Management Degree prepares students to be competent health information technicians. Graduates of this program will acquire the skills to manage health information data. Students will learn to maintain adequate and complete medical records, and they will be able to participate in cost-effective information processing. [+]

The Associate of Science in Health Information Management Degree prepares students to be competent health information technicians. Graduates of this program will acquire the skills to manage health information data. Students will learn to maintain adequate and complete medical records, and they will be able to participate in cost-effective information processing. They will learn coding skills and obtain an understanding of the regulatory process and the revenue cycle. Students will learn to maintain health care data integrity through implementation of technology, such as electronic health records. The Associate of Science in Health Information Management Degree prepares students to be competent health information technicians. Graduates of this program will acquire the skills to manage health information data. Students will learn to maintain adequate and complete medical records, and they will be able to participate in cost-effective information processing. They will learn coding skills and obtain an understanding of the regulatory process and the revenue cycle. Students will learn to maintain health care data integrity through implementation of technology, such as electronic health records. The Associate of Science in Health Information Management degree is offered only in English. [-]

Assoc​iate of Science in Applied Nutrition - Online

Huntington College of Health Sciences
Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Nutrition is a fascinating and dynamic science with a powerful role to play in promoting health and wellness. If your career and personal goals are leading you toward pursuing an undergraduate degree in nutrition, the A.S. in Applied Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences (HCHS) may be applicable. [+]

Associate of Science 2017/2018. Student financial aid approved program for eligible students. Nutrition is a fascinating and dynamic science with a powerful role to play in promoting health and wellness. If your career and personal goals are leading you toward pursuing an undergraduate degree in nutrition, the A.S. in Applied Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences (HCHS) may be applicable. The A.S. degree incorporates all of the courses from the Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition program, and the Diploma in Women’s Nutrition program, as well as other selected courses. Upon completion of the A.S. degree, you will have truly achieved an extensive and thorough education in the science of nutrition; including scientifically sound alternate practices in nutrition. Students may transfer only credits earned through other colleges or universities accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or international equivalent; subject to administrative approval. Forty-five credits may be transferred into the Associate of Science degree program. Of those 45 credits, no more than 15 credits will be awarded for prior learning experience and/or credit by examination. Program Objectives Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Applied Nutrition degree program, the graduate will be able to: Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills to course work in applied nutrition. Apply principles and concepts from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences into decision making in food and nutrition. Apply mathematical formulas to the calculation of nutritional... [-]

Associate of Science in Health Sciences

Glendale Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Glendale

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to identify anatomical structures and describe the functions of important systems in the human body; be accepted to a nursing program; and be well-prepared for courses in the nursing program or a 4-year university program of their choice. [+]

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to identify anatomical structures and describe the functions of important systems in the human body; be accepted to a nursing program; and be well-prepared for courses in the nursing program or a 4-year university program of their choice. A minimum of 14 units in one of the following options and additional 6 elective units is required. All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. [-]

Pre-Pharmacy - Associate of Science

Henry Ford College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Detroit

The program prepares students interested in becoming pharmacists for transfer to a 4-year institution. The courses outlined in the program of study have been carefully selected using the basic admission requirements for a number of pharmacy programs as a guide. Provides students with a solid foundation using a set of carefully selected courses, which will maximize the transfer of course work. [+]

Associate of Science 2017/2018. The program prepares students interested in becoming pharmacists for transfer to a 4-year institution. The courses outlined in the program of study have been carefully selected using the basic admission requirements for a number of pharmacy programs as a guide. Provides students with a solid foundation using a set of carefully selected courses, which will maximize the transfer of course work. Courses were selected to include the general admission criteria used by pharmacy schools and formal transfer agreements HFC maintains with many of the universities throughout Michigan. Pre-Pharmacy students are strongly encouraged to work closely with the Pre-Pharmacy coordinator before they select their courses. Pharmacy Options HFC offers our students two distinct program options. The first option is the Pre-Pharmacy Academic Transfer program, which is designed for the transfer of course work by students primarily interested in applying to pharmacy schools. The second program option at HFC is a one-year Pharmacy Technician program. The technician curriculum prepares the students for employment assisting pharmacists. Courses in the Pharmacy Technician program prepare students for employment immediately. Pharmacy technician courses do not transfer to pharmacy schools. NOTE: If a student’s primary intent is to become a pharmacist, the Associate in Science Degree in Pre-Pharmacy is the program of study which should be followed. Learning Outcomes Incorporate principles of general and organic chemistry to apply concepts. Differentiate between algebraic and trigonometric concepts. Communicate personal abilities to write effectively. Apply biological concepts and principals in the analysis of biological processes. Interpret... [-]

Associate of Science in Clinical Pharmacy Technology

Seminole State College of Florida
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Sanford

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Clinical Pharmacy Technology expands on the curriculum of the Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) to prepare students for careers as pharmacy technician specialists. Students can enroll directly into the A.S. degree program or transition from the diploma program. [+]

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Clinical Pharmacy Technology expands on the curriculum of the Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) to prepare students for careers as pharmacy technician specialists. Students can enroll directly into the A.S. degree program or transition from the diploma program. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination (CPhT) and are prepared for employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations. Required Courses Introduction into Pharmacy Technology Pharmacology I Pharmacology II Pharmacology III Concepts in Pharmacy Technology Concepts in Pharmacy Technology Lab Pharmaceutics and Calculation Pharmacy Operations Pharmacy Technician Practicum I Pharmacy Technician Applications Basic IV Infusion for Pharmacy Technology Pharmacy Technician Practicum II Advanced IV Infusion for Pharmacy Technology Computer and Internet Literacy Profession As the nation’s population ages, the medical community will increasingly rely on pharmaceutical professionals to support the demand for long-term healthcare. Under the general supervision of a licensed pharmacist, pharmacy specialists apply precise, technical skills to maintain supplies and records and assist with medication preparation, storage, distribution and disposal. Career Opportunities Graduates of this program have numerous employment options in healthcare facilities, government agencies and managed care organizations. Program Admission Students must be eligible to enroll in ENC 1101 and any General Education mathematics course prior to starting the core pharmacy technician courses. State Boards have a responsibility to protect the public. In carrying out this responsibility, the Board of Pharmacy reserves the right to deny... [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Science: Medical Assistant (MA)

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Harrison Mount Pleasant + 1 more

The Mid Michigan Community College Medical Assistant Program offers students the opportunity to become certified through the National Examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants. This exam is taken while students are in their capstone Medical Assistant course. Successful completion of this certification exam will help MMCC MA Program Graduates enter the healthcare environment with confidence and competence in the skills necessary to become effective health care providers. [+]

Associate of Science 2017/2018. Medical Assisting is one of the nation's fastest growing careers, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, attributing job growth to the following: Predicted surge in the number of physicians' offices and outpatient care facilities Technological advancements Growing number of elderly Americans who need medical treatment Medical Assistants provide both clinical and administrative support to doctors and other health care professionals. The Medical Assistant Program will become a selective admissions program with limited seats in Fall 2017. The Mid Michigan Community College Medical Assistant Program offers students the opportunity to become certified through the National Examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants. This exam is taken while students are in their capstone Medical Assistant course. Successful completion of this certification exam will help MMCC MA Program Graduates enter the healthcare environment with confidence and competence in the skills necessary to become effective health care providers. Why Choose MMCC? 88% hire rate to date following the MA Program Externship capstone course. MMCC’s student performance on industry-standard tests for certification is 100%. The MMCC MA Program employs faculty who are experienced in Medical Assisting and who strive to produce medical assistant graduates who perform at high levels and who stand out from the rest! MMCC MA Program accepts small cohorts each Fall semester to ensure that students can be closely supervised and receive individual attention with program requirements. Special student opportunities for hands-on/real-world experience includes a 1-2 day venipuncture experience at a local laboratory... [-]

Associate Degree in Nursing

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Kalamazoo

The nursing program at KVCC prepares the student for a technical career in nursing. Employment opportunities include acute care hospitals, long term acute care and extended care facilities, clinics, offices, home health and ambulatory care. Graduates may transfer credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at many colleges and universities. [+]

The nursing program at KVCC prepares the student for a technical career in nursing. Employment opportunities include acute care hospitals, long term acute care and extended care facilities, clinics, offices, home health and ambulatory care. Graduates may transfer credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at many colleges and universities. The KVCC academic counselors will assist you with transfer information. ENTRY LEVEL NURSING PROGRAM The Kalamazoo Valley Community College nursing program is approved by the Michigan State Board of Nursing. It includes two semesters of prerequisite course work and four semesters of nursing course work for the full-time generic student. Financial aid, scholarships, tutoring, and counseling services are available to assist students. Upon successful completion of all nursing course work the graduate will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Nursing Prerequisites BIO 101 Cellular Biology 4-OR- HCR 118 Cell Biology for Health Careers 2 BIO 110 Anatomy and Physiology 4 BIO 130 Microbiology 4 BIO 210 Human Physiology 4 ENG 110 College Writing I 3-OR- ENG 160 College Writing and Research 4 HCR 116 Medical Terminology 1 MATH 100 Health Careers Math 1 Program Required Courses NURS 100 Intro to Nursing Practice 4 NURS 102 Intro to Clinical Nursing Practice 4 NURS 104 Intro to Psychosocial Nursing 1 NURS 105 Nursing Pharmacology I 1 NURS 165 Adult Nursing I 4 NURS 166 Applied Adult Nursing 4 NURS 167 Nursing Pharmacology II... [-]

Associate in Science, Science for Health Professions

Delaware County Community College
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Philadelphia

The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another institution. [+]

Associate of Science 2017/2018. The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another institution. It provides the basic sciences and mathematics needed for a variety of programs, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Baccalaureate Nursing, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, and Podiatry. Since admission requirements to other institutions vary, students should obtain information on entrance requirements for the specific school and program in which they are interested. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with both the Transfer Office at DCCC and their advisor regarding the best course selections for their transfer. Program Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of biological and chemical principles and concepts applicable to the health sciences; Perform selected tasks relative to laboratory experiments in the biological and chemical sciences; Use the scientific method to gather and interpret data and draw conclusions; Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical principles and concepts. Course requirements are available here. Admission Requirements Proof of High School Graduation Scholarship Information Delaware County Community College's Educational Foundation awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility established by the donor. The application period for scholarships each year runs from mid-February to mid-April. More information can be found at www.dccc.edu/scholarships. Start Date Every semester. Fall Semester: Late August; Spring Semester: Early January; Summer Semester: Late May [-]

Associate of Science in Sports Medicine

Wallace State Community College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Hanceville

Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries for people of all ages. Their clients include everyone from professional athletes to industrial workers. These highly qualified professionals must be knowledgeable in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, hygiene, nutrition, bracing, taping, conditioning, injury prevention, recognition and evaluation, emergency procedures, and protective equipment... [+]

Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries for people of all ages. Their clients include everyone from professional athletes to industrial workers. These highly qualified professionals must be knowledgeable in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, hygiene, nutrition, bracing, taping, conditioning, injury prevention, recognition and evaluation, emergency procedures, and protective equipment. Recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health professionals, athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. They provide education and advice on the prevention of injuries and work closely with injured patients to rehabilitate and recondition injuries, often through therapy. Athletic trainers are often one of the first heath care providers on the scene when injuries occur, and therefore must be able to recognize, evaluate, and assess injuries and provide immediate care when needed. Athletic trainers work under the supervision of a licensed physician, and in cooperation with other health care providers. They may be employed in health clubs, sports medicine clinics, clinical and industrial health-care programs, corporate health programs, and athletic training curriculum programs. Graduates may also work with professional athletic teams, intercollegiate athletic programs, and secondary-school interscholastic athletic programs. Most athletic trainers work in full-time positions, and typically receive benefits. Career Outlook Employment of athletic trainers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014. About one-third of athletic trainers work in the health care industry. Others work for professional sports clubs or teams, schools, colleges, or universities. There is some stress involved with being a team’s athletic... [-]

Associate of Science in Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Online & Campus Combined Part time 30 months September 2017 USA San Diego Chicago East New York + 2 more

PCOM’s Associate of Science program offers unparalleled opportunities to advance your career in Asian holistic medicine with a blend of classroom and online learning at one of the best massage therapy schools in California. Led by our expert faculty, online activities and in-class sessions have now merged to give students flexibility in addition to the distinguished hands-on instruction for which Pacific College is known. [+]

Associate of Science 2017/2018. PCOM’s Associate of Science program offers unparalleled opportunities to advance your career in Asian holistic medicine with a blend of classroom and online learning at one of the best massage therapy schools in California. Led by our expert faculty, online activities and in-class sessions have now merged to give students flexibility in addition to the distinguished hands-on instruction for which Pacific College is known. The Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork) degree program demonstrates significant training to massage clients and prospective employers. Graduates of the Associate of Science will be prepared to enter a career in massage therapy either in private practice, or in the employment of another qualified healthcare practitioner such as an acupuncturist, a health spa owner, or a chiropractor’s office. In addition the program offers general education courses to serve as a basis for lifelong learning. These classes will help prepare the student for higher education and careers that require the ability to think independently, critically evaluate and apply written and numerical information, present cogent written and oral communication, and think critically about the influences of art and philosophy. This program is built around the 600-hour core massage therapy curriculum, but also includes 30 units of General Education within the 64.5 units required to complete the program. The massage portion of the program emphasizes Oriental medical theory, tui na, and the development of the student’s ability to understand the causes and symptoms of disease. This ability will allow Pacific massage practitioners to customize... [-]

Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Polk State College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven + 2 more

Sonography (also known as Ultrasound) is the specific imaging modality that utilizes specially designed equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient’s body. [+]

Important Program Application Information Applications to the Sonography Program are available July 1st to August 31 of each year and must be submitted in person by August 31st to an academic advisor at one of the College’s four locations. Applications will NOT be accepted until all six (6) prerequisite courses have been completed by the student. Please review the application checklist with the academic advisor before submitting the final application. Sonography (also known as Ultrasound) is the specific imaging modality that utilizes specially designed equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient’s body. Sonographers are the highly trained professionals responsible for operating the equipment that collects the images for interpretation and diagnosis by a physician. We hope this website provides answers to your questions about the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Polk State College, located at the Airside Center, Lakeland. Classes and clinical assignments are schedule Monday – Friday. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program fosters and supports creative and positive learning experiences within an atmosphere of academic excellence and continuous improvement. The goal of the program is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Diagnostic Medical Sonography is the specific imaging modality that uses special equipment to direct high-frequency sound waves into the patient's body. Sonographers are highly skilled professionals who operate equipment that collects reflected echoes and forms an image that may be videotaped, transmitted, or photographed for interpretation and diagnosis by a physician.... [-]

Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology

Windward Community College
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 USA Honolulu

Windward Community College’s Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology combines traditional classroom instruction with intensive hands-on laboratory and practical experience utilizing live animals in a clinical setting. Students enrolled in the program will receive training in pharmacology, radiology, anesthesiology, surgical assisting, dentistry, nutrition, and veterinary office procedures and will learn how to perform over 130 skill sets deemed essential by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). [+]

Associate of Science 2017/2018. Windward Community College’s Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology combines traditional classroom instruction with intensive hands-on laboratory and practical experience utilizing live animals in a clinical setting. Students enrolled in the program will receive training in pharmacology, radiology, anesthesiology, surgical assisting, dentistry, nutrition, and veterinary office procedures and will learn how to perform over 130 skill sets deemed essential by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). During the final year of the program, students will intern at three of WCC’s over 20 preceptor clinics and shelters where their skills will be evaluated and critiqued by industry professionals. Not only does this experience allow students to hone and apply their skills in a real world setting, it will serves as a bridge to future employment. To date, over 70% of our students have found employment in veterinary practice. Windward Community College is the only college in Hawaii that offers degree and certificate programs for veterinary paraprofessionals. Program Outcomes After completing the program, students will be able to: Effectively communicate with clients and veterinary staff. Perform routine business transactions and maintain patient and facility records. Ensure the safety of patients, clients, and staff and maintain compliance with regulatory agencies. Identify common breeds of companion animals, list their nutritional requirements and husbandry needs, and describe the anatomy and functions of major body systems. Assist with physical exams and obtain patient histories. Perform routine nursing procedures including first-aid, wound-management, and administration of medications and vaccines. Develop a working knowledge of... [-]