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AAS Transfer Degree in Allied Health

Take your Health Careers Certificate further!

A Flexible Degree

Need to access financial aid while working on prerequisites for a Health Careers program?

Interested in exploring health care, but not sure which direction you'd like to go?

The Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree (AAS_T) in Allied Health wraps transfer credits around many of our Health Careers and Human Services certificates to create a transfer degree. For students, this creates flexibility and access to many potential career pathways. The Transfer Degree in Allied Health can be a great option if you're still exploring the many health career options available -- or if you know exactly where you want to go.

Creating Transfer Opportunity

Want to complete one of TCC's Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees or transfer to a four-year college?

The Transfer Degree in Allied Health allows students to transfer directly into TCC's Community Health BAS program or Health Information Management program. Students may also transfer to other health careers BAS programs at other community colleges.

It may also be possible to transfer to a university after completing the Transfer Degree in Allied Health. However, it's important to note that credits obtained in this degree will be assessed individually by the transfer institution to determine if they meet university requirements. Careful educational planning with your advisor is recommended to ensure a smooth transition to the university of your choice.

The Financial Aid Factor

Students taking prerequisites for a selective entry program such as Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Science or Diagnostic Medical Sonography are usually only eligible for loans. Because the Transfer Degree in Allied Health lets you complete prerequisites while working toward a degree, it opens eligibility for grants that don't have to be paid back. Learn more about Financial Aid

Exploring Health Careers

Let's say you're interested in sonography, but you're not sure if that's what you want to do. You know you need to complete prerequisites to get into TCC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program, and you notice that if you also have some hands-on experience with patient care, you'll get a higher ranking in the competitive DMS admissions process.

If you choose the Transfer Degree in Allied Health, you could get your EMT-Basic certificate while completing all the prerequisites needed to get into the DMS program. Then you could go out and get a job as an EMT, which gets you that hands-on health care experience. At that point, you could apply to TCC's DMS program. But what if:

You discovered that you love providing emergency care, and want to be an ER nurse? You could apply to TCC's Nursing program

You decided you want to complete your BA, go on to medical school and become a doctor? You could work with an advisor to make sure your credits transfer to the four-year school of your choice, and complete your pre-med Bachelors degree.

You saw a great need for community health services while working as an EMT? You could continue into TCC's Community Health BAS program

With the Transfer Degree in Allied Health, all of these pathways are possibilities! We understand that you want to keep your options open, and this degree was designed to help you do just that.

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Associate of Applied Sciences Transfer Degree in Allied Health 

 
Requirements
Career Options

Transfer Degree in Allied Health 

Complete one of the following certificate programs:
(if certificate was not completed through TCC, then must have college-level credits from accredited institution)

  • Medical Scribe
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Chemical Dependency Professional
  • Human Services Case Aid
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

 

Complete 35 credits of Academic Core Requirements

If you're thinking about entering a heath career program such as Nursing or DMS, be sure to talk to your advisor to make sure you're completing the right prerequisites for that program. If you're planning to transfer to a university, work closely with your advisor to make sure your transfer credits will be accepted by the school of your choice.

Ten Credits of Communications: Select 10 credits from the options below:

Core Requirements
Number Title Credits
ENGL& 102 English Composition II: Argument and Persuasion 5
ENGL& 103 English Composition III: Writing About Literature 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communications 5
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communications 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5

Five Credits of Quantitative Skills: Select 5 credits from the options below:

Number Title Credits
Math& 107 Math in Society 5
Math 136 Inferential Statistics 5
Math& 141 Precalculus I 5
Math& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5

Ten credits of Natural Science: Select 10 credits from the options below. Must include 5 credits of lab science.

Number Title  Credits
BIOL& 160 General Cell Biology 5
BIOL& 175 Human Biology with Lab 5
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 5
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 5
BIOL& 260 General Microbiology 5
CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts with Lab 5
CHEM& 121 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 5
CHEM& 131 Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry 5
NUTR& 101 Human Nutrition 5
PHYS& 114 General Physics I 5
PHYS& 115 General Physics II 5
PHYS& 116 General Physics III 5

Five Credits of Humanities: Select 5 credits from the options below: 

Number Title Credits
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communications 5
CMST& 110 Multicultural Communications 5
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communications 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
PHIL& 101 Introduction to Philosophy 5

Five Credits of Social Sciences: Select 5 credits from the options below:

Number Title Credits
ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology 5
ANTH& 205 Biological Anthropology 5
ANTH& 237 Human Osteology 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
PSYC& 180 Human Sexuality 5
PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology 5
PSYC& 220 Abnormal Psychology 5
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5
 

Degree Program

Required Non-Distribution Courses and Electives

Complete 8-10 credits of Required Non-Distribution Courses:

Select 5 Computer User credits from the options below:

Number Title Credits
CU 102 Word I 5
CU 103 Word II 5
CU 104 Power Point I 5
CU 108 Outlook  5
CU 110 Access I 5
CU 202 Word II 5
CU 203 Excel II 5
CU 210 Access II 5

Select 3-5 Medical Terminology credits from the options below:

Number Title Credits
HIT 130 Medical Terminology I  
HIT 105 Comprehensive Medical Terminology  


Complete up to 42 Credits of Electives

Select number of elective credits needed to complete 90 credits. Talk with your advisor to make sure you courses appropriate for intended major and intended baccalaureate institution. If you intend to transfer, work closely with your advisor to make sure your elective credits will transfer to the school of your choice.

 

 

Health Careers Questions?

Questions about the AAS-T Degree in Allied Health and how it relates to TCC's other Health Careers Degrees? Contact advising, and be sure to mention that you're interested in Health Careers. 

 

Human Services Questions?

Questions about the AAS-T degree in Allied Health and how it relates to TCC's Human Services program? Contact us!