Associate of Applied Science, Health SciencesThis program is available at the Beavercreek, Bellefontaine and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.
The Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences degree enables students interested in a healthcare career to pursue a pathway aligned with multiple healthcare specialty areas. In this major, students complete general education and other core courses, and continue with technical courses to earn certificates for employment in a variety of healthcare settings or apply for a program of interest in healthcare.
This pathway allows student interested in space-limited programs such as sonography, nursing, medical laboratory technology, or physical therapist assistant to explore healthcare as a whole before applying for the space-limited healthcare program.
Depending on the technical courses completed, students may opt to take appropriate certification or licensure exams. Among the certifications students will want to consider are medical coding, electrocardiography, phlebotomy, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and medical assisting. Students are encouraged to discuss their choice of technical courses with an advisor to best ensure readiness for employment.
Embedded in the curriculum is the Nurse Aide Short-Term Technical (STNA) Certificate which introduces students to the principles and procedures of basic patient care. This course is regulated by the Ohio Department of Health and requires students to complete specific health requirements and a criminal background check at their own expense. Students will be prepared for entry level employment in long-term care, home health care, hospice, hospital settings, and many free standing clinics. Students will also receive a certificate of completion, allowing them to take the Ohio Nurse Aide state test. After passing both the written and skills components of the exam, the students will be placed on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry and are ready for employment.