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Health Science

Program Codes: HLTH.AAS
Associate in Applied Science

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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.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively through writing.
  • Effectively express ideas through verbal communication.
  • Use mathematical concepts to solve problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the scientific method of inquiry to complete exercises in a laboratory setting.
  • Demonstrate computer skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze human behavior.
  • Demonstrate college level learning through Prior Learning Assessment.
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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.

Semester I

Semester 2

Semester 3


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

Semester 4

Allied Health Requirement * (see note below) - 25 Credits Required

Program Notes

Allied Health Training is completed prior to Middlesex College with a required total of twenty-five credits.  The Allied Health requriement/experience plus the electives must equal 25-credits.  If the training is equivalent to less than twenty-five credits, the remainder is completed with electives.   The student is not required to complete twenty-five credits in one semester.   The Allied Health credits are documented with a requried Prior Learning portfolio which demonstrates college level learning.

This program is for any allied health practictioner 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 practictioners.   Students can receive college-credit for their prior learning experiences under the 25-credit 'Allied Health Requirement' of the degree.  Credit awards of less than 25 credits are filled-in by the completion of electives.  The following are suggested electives, but please work with an academic advisor to select which courses are best for you.  Electives should be selected that support your academic and career goals.

  • ACC 101: Financial Accounting (4 Credits)
  • Language electives, including American Sign Language (3 Credits)
  • BIO 105: Heredity, Evolution and Society (4 Credits)
  • BIO 106: Human, Biology, Biomedical Issues and Society (4 Credits)
  • BUS 101: Introduction to Business (3 Credits)
  • BUS 115: Mathematics of Finance (3 Credits)


Total Credits 60

Contact Information

Health Professions

Contact Name: Dean, Business, STEM and Health Professions
Contact Phone: 732.548.6000
Contact Email: 
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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