Nov 20, 2019  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020

Allied Health, A.A.S.


CIP: 51.0000
School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math, 505-428-1731

The Associate in Applied Science in Allied Health degree allows students interested in pursuing allied health careers to enter the workforce upon graduation. This degree also allows individuals who have already obtained a nationally recognized certification or licensure the opportunity to gain college credit and work towards the completion of an associate degree.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to Transfer of Credit  section of this catalog, or speak with an academic advisor.

Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree:

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in selected allied health program skills, strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrate creative and critical thinking skills to solve patient or client problems.
  • Provide safe, compassionate advocacy-based care to patients or clients.
  • Demonstrate competence in interpersonal and communication skills.

General Education Requirements: (27 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits Min.)


Laboratory Science (8 Credits)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


Humanities (3 Credits)


Health and Wellness (1 Credit)


Program Requirements: (5.5-22 Credits)


Complete one or more of the following certificates:

Related Requirements: (11-28 Credits)


Take courses from the list below so that program requirements and related requirements total at least 33 credits.

Any COMM course (3 Credits)

Any Language course (4 Credits)

Any EXSC or PHED (1 Credit)

Total 60 Credits Min.