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Health professionals whose disciplines have an entry education preparation at the Associate’s or Associate’s of Applied Science degree level constitute an important population of health care workers today. These professions include medical assisting, occupational therapy assistant, surgical technology, dental hygiene, and dozens more. The Health Professional Degree Completion emphasis is designed to complement that associates degree professional education with a path to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Allied Health Sciences (AHS), using both the students’ professional education and the essential components of upper division baccalaureate education to maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Not only is there career enhancement for the health care professional with a bachelor’s of science, but also earning a baccalaureate provides the prerequisite knowledge for the expansion of skills to graduate programs.
Histology is a laboratory science concerned with the demonstration of cellular morphology, chemical composition, and function of normal and abnormal tissue. The Histotechnologist cuts tissues removed through surgical procedures, mounts the tissue sections on glass slides, and stains them with special dyes to make the cell details visible under the microscope. A secondary application and admission are required.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are health care professionals who practice under the supervision of physicians. PAs are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative health care services as well as treating minor injuries.
This Speech Language Pathology emphasis prepares students for application/admission into graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology. Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, and treat disorders related to speech and language as well as cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. Secondary application and admission are required.
Respiratory Therapists provide direct patient care for those who have trouble breathing across a broad scope of reasons. The patients of Respiratory Therapists range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs, children and adolescents with asthma, to elderly patients with emphysema.