Health Sciences

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This program is in the Division of Business, Technology and Allied Health.

Check your progress

As a current student, you can track your progress towards completion using DSCC's Degree Planning System (DegreeWorks).

DSCC’s Associate of Applied Sciences degree program in Health Sciences provides a pathway for students who are currently enrolled in or have completed a certificate-level program in a Health Sciences discipline from any accredited community or technical college, or who are currently credentialed as allied health/nursing practitioners who wish to continue their formal education and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students may take 6 hours of guided electives in the program which prepares them to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs).

Certificates that can be applied toward this degree include:

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Certificate
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate
  • Electronic Health Record Certificate
  • Healthcare Technician Certificate
  • Medical Coding Certificate
  • Paramedic Certificate

DSCC's Healthcare Technician program provides students with credentials to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). A CCMA is a multi-skilled professional and a valuable asset to physicians. They assist during physical examinations, maintain treatment rooms, sterilize instruments, answer patient ques­tions and obtain vital signs. As a CCMA, students will also be certified to perform Electrocardiograms (ECG) and Phlebotomy. ECG and Phlebotomy are prerequisites for the CCMA courses and certification.