2013-2014 Catalog 
    
    Aug 22, 2019  
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science, Associate of Science


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The Health Science Degree program is designed to give graduates or candidates of accredited postsecondary programs who hold current certification or licensure or life experience in a health-science-related discipline (e.g. Medical Coder, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technician, Respiratory Therapist, etc.) an opportunity to earn an Associate of Science in Health Science degree. This program will enable students to advance their current employment opportunities and will promote academic advancement into the baccalaureate-level programs in Allied Health or Health Education.

Graduates are able to:

  • enhance educational and career opportunities through the general and liberal-arts-education component of the program
  • develop a foundation in the natural sciences
  • acquire competencies in organizational management, computer application, medical terminology and other areas relevant to the profession
  • communicate effectively, think critically and problem-solve across disciplines with consumers, providers, employees and other health care professionals with diverse cultural and/or educational backgrounds

Requirement for Admission: Post-secondary Certificate/License in a health-related profession is recommended prior to enrollment and required to graduate. Please contact the Health Science Education department for more information on acceptable certificates/licensures.

Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities.  Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.

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