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 six 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)
- 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.