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2014-2015 VSCC Catalog 
2014-2015 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences - A.A.S.

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The College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree as a career ladder for persons who have successfully completed their program of study in Dental Assistant, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, EMT-Paramedic or Sleep Diagnostics.  This degree is designed to assist Health Sciences and Emergency Service workers with their general and continuing education.

Required General Education Courses

Courses That Fulfill Minimum Degree Requirements

  • Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences  Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences  Credits: (3)
  • One additional course from either of the above categories (May include SPCH or MATH)  Credits: (3)

Total General Education Credits: 16

Additional Degree Requirements

Certificate in the areas of:          (certificate hours)

  • Dental Assistant (48)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (39)
  • Paramedic (50)
  • Sleep Diagnostics (31)

The above certificates have credit hours that will transfer to the AAS-Health Sciences Degree.  A total of up to 32 hours from the certificate may be applied to the required degree hours.  Additional hours within that certificate may be applied to satisfy the elective degree hours as prescribed by the accrediting agency or adviser.

  • Hours Transferred from the Certificate  Credits: (31-32 hours)
  • Additional Elective Hours - may be from certificate or see program adviser for details  Credits: (12-13 hours)

Total Additional Requirements Credits: 44

Students may be awarded up to 31-32 hours of credit based on their certification in Dental Assistant, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Paramedic Technology, or Sleep Diagnostics.

Total Degree Requirements Credits: 60

Computer Literacy Requirement

See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

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