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Health Science

Program Code: HLTH.AAS
Associate in Applied Science

This program is for any allied health practitioner who holds a certificate or license such as dental, medical and lab assistants, phlebotomists; ultrasound, surgical, and dental technicians; EMTs, paramedics, LPNs, RNs (diploma) and military trained allied health practitioners.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are the General Education requirements for program completion.

Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

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Semester I


One year sequence of lab science requirements satisfied by Biology (BIO-117 & BIO-118 or higher) or Anatomy & Physiology (BIO-111 & BIO-112) or Chemistry (CHM-117 & CHM-118 or higher).

Semester II


One year sequence of lab science requirement satisfied by Biology (BIO-117 & BIO-118 or higher) or Anatomy & Physiology (BIO-111 & BIO-112) or Chemistry (CHM-117 & CHM-118 or higher).

Semester III


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

Semester IV

Allied Health Requirement * (see note below)

Program Notes

Total Credits 65 - 65

Contact Information

Contact Name: Jeffrey Herron, Dean, Division of Professional Studies
Contact Phone: 732.906.2502
Contact Email: JHerron@middlesexcc.edu
Website: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/allied-health/

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits?

Credit for previous study in a specific discipline can be awarded. Students who are a non-degree certified or licensed allied health practitioner or graduate of a certificate or diploma program may be able to earn valuable credits toward a college degree.

What are the requirements for admission to the Health Science program?

Students in the Health Science program must have non-degree certification or licensure in an allied health field. Full- or part-time study is available.

Can students receive credit for previous Allied Health training?

After successful completion of the general education requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, students must submit an original post-secondary school transcript and a current license or certificate as part of the process. The number of credits awarded will be based upon an evaluation of the candidate’s prior training and licensure or certification. The director of Health Technology programs and the dean of Science, Mathematics and Health Technologies will conduct the review.

Can students who major in Health Science transfer to a four-year college?

Articulation agreements with public and private institutions offer students who earn the A.A.S. degree the opportunity to transfer all of their coursework to the four-year institution. Students in specialized programs, or who earn an A.A.S. degree should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

What are the employment opportunities for graduates?

Graduates of Health Science programs have chosen to work in hospital laboratories, private or reference laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, the insurance industry, doctor’s offices, HMO’s and clinics, veterinarian hospitals, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, research and sales. Graduates may use this degree for career advancement or change, to enhance job security, or to satisfy personal fulfillment.

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