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Pre-Health Professions - Associate in Science (AS) (3150)

Are you interested in pursuing a career in human or animal medicine, dentistry or chiropractic care?  Or, perhaps, you would prefer pursuing a career in a specialty healthcare field, such as Nursing or another allied-health related field.

Our Pre-Health Professions Program is designed to provide you the first two years of pre-health coursework so that you can transfer your credits to a four-year school and pursue your studies in a health-related field or prepare you to apply for entry into a Nursing or other allied health related program.

 

View program requirements! 

The opportunities in the workforce will vary depending on the direction you choose for your bachelor’s degree. Our program will allow you to transfer your credits and pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the following specializations:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Veterinary medicine

If you graduate from one of the specialty healthcare concentrations -

  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology

- you are eligible to articulate your creditsi into one of HACC's healthcare degree programs!

This program could be perfect for you if you:

  • Want to pursue your bachelor’s degree in a related healthcare field
  • Want to enter a specialized healtcare field, such as Nursing
  • Have strong communication skills and excel in math and science

 

 

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Our program program is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the human or animal medical field.  Our curriculum provides you the opportunity to select from one of ten concentrations.

Our General Transfer concentration allows you to complete the first two years of a pre-health profession program so that you can transfer your credits to a four-year school and pursue your education in chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant, or other science or health care related field.

If you wish to pursue a specialized study, you may select from the following concentrations:

  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology

Completing any one of these specialized concentrations allows you to articulate your credits into one of HACC's healthcare degree programs where you complete clinical work at an approved affiliated healthcare site.

Upon successful completion of this degree, you will be able to:

  • Discuss and apply scientific principles and concepts
  • Apply the scientific method to solve scientific problems
  • Demonstrate the correct use of laboratory skills relevant to science and healthcare
  • Be able to communicate information related to science and healthcare using appropriate terminology
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.

Absolutely! Our Pre-Health Professions Program is designed to help you seamlessly transfer your credits to a four-year school with no loss of credits. It is important that you select a four-year school as soon as possible because each individual school has its own unique program requirements. Knowing these requirements will help you select the proper courses at HACC.

If you complete your degee from one of the specialized concentrations, you may also articulate your credits into one of HACC's healthcare degree programs.

Your transfer options include:

Shippensburg University of PA: Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (pdf)

We offer the complete program at our Gettysburg, Harrisburg  Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.

 

 

 

Yes! Thanks to the HACC Foundation, scholarships are available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships to learn how you can apply.

 

 

You can enroll in the spring, summer and fall. To apply anytime, visit our website. When you submit your application, please include the unique program code 3150. By including this code, you will apply to the correct program.

 

 

If you want to earn an advanced degree in a healthcare field, we can help you get there. For more information about enrolling in this program, please contact an admissions counselor or contact Melinda Eash, the health careers department chair. Any questions you may have about the Nursing or Practical Nursing concentrations should be directed to the nursing department chair, Monica Filburn.

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