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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Allied Health

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Further Your Healthcare Career with an Associate Degree

If you want to improve your healthcare career, an associate degree can help you take the next step. The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health is designed for healthcare professionals who have already completed a certificate or significant coursework in an allied health program such as medical assistant, dental assistant, pharmacy technician, or veterinary assistant. Contact Charter College today to enhance your education.

Allied Health Classes and Curriculum

The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to build upon your healthcare career. In classrooms and labs, you will learn how to apply ethical principles to your work, protect patients’ rights, comply with law and licensure requirements, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Allied Health topics that you will cover include:

  • The Healthcare System
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

View the complete list of Allied Health courses in the Charter College Handbook.

Allied Health Certifications

To be admitted to the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health program, external applicants must complete a certificate or significant coursework at an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and confirmed with official transcripts prior to enrollment. Internal applicants must graduate from a Charter College allied healthcare-related program such as Health Care Unit Coordinator, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Medical Office Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, or Veterinary Assistant.

Allied Health Program Length

20 weeks or 5 months

In as little as five months, you can complete your degree in allied health. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Allied Health Online Delivery Method

The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health program is available in a fully online format. Online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Allied Health Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Allied Health program, you will be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate effective supervisory and management skills
  • Describe the purposes and intents of key federal, state, and local healthcare policies
  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to explore solutions for specific workplace concerns and contemporary issues
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills to maintain interpersonal relationships and communicate effectively in a professional office environment

Prepare for Allied Health Careers

The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level healthcare positions. You can seek employment as a medical assistant, dental assistant, medical office administrative assistant, veterinary assistant, or pharmacy technician.

Charter College Campuses that Offer Allied Health Training

The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health program is available at Charter College in Anchorage, AK and Vancouver, WA.