Learn about the Health Science Associate in Applied Science Degree program. Health Science is for working health care professionals who hold an approved credential. Download a Health Science flier (pdf). If you do not have a credential, check out the Healthcare Management Associate in Applied Science.
- Download Estimated Expenses (pdf)
- Download a list of of Required Courses - 62 credits (pdf)
You can complete the program at all campuses and online and at your own pace
Social Services - open to anyone
Management/Marketing - open to anyone
Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) - Restricted to students who possess CDA credential or 2 years of clinical chairside experience.
Contact Becky Small if you have questions.
- For more information on EFDA courses- https://hacc.edu/ProgramsandCourses/Programs/HealthCareers/Expanded-Functions-Dental-Auxiliary-Program.cfm
Apply to the college and list Health Science (3456) as your major, with your chosen concentration/option.
Contact Vicki Gentzel (email@example.com) to start the process for your 30 credits.
We will verify your credential and current employment. You must have an approved healthcare credential and be currently working. (See list of approved credentials below.)
Once approved, you will get 30 credits towards the Health Science degree.
Download Step by Step for New Health Science Students (pdf)
You must currently hold one of the following approved credentials.
If you have another credential, contact Vicki Gentzel - firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Activities Director, Certified (ADC)
Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS)
|CVT||Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES)|
|CVT||Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)|
|CVT||Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)|
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) (CCS-P) - (American Health Information Management Assn - AHIMA)
|Coding||Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) National Healthcare Association|
|Coding||Certified Professional Coder (CPC, COC, CIC, CRC, CPC-P ) (American Academy of Professional Coders - AAPC)|
|Dental||Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)|
|Dental||Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)|
|DMS||Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)|
|EEG||Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist (R.EEG.T ABRET)|
|Health Information Management||Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) (AHIMA)
|Laboratory||Clinical Lab Technician (CLA ASCP)
Histotechnician (HT ASCP )
|Medical Lab Technician (MLT ASCP )|
|Medical Assisting||Certified Medical Assistant (CMA/AAMA - Certifying Board of the American Assn of Medical Assistants) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA - American Medical Technologists) or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA - National Healthcare Association) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA/AAH - American Allied Health)|
|Nursing||Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)|
|Nursing||Registered Nurse (RN)|
|Ophthalmic||Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) (JCAHPO)|
|Ophthalmic||Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) (JCAHPO)|
|Ophthalmic||Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) (JCAHPO)|
|Ophthalmic||Ophthalmic Scribe Certified (OSC) (JCAHPO)|
|Orthopaedics||Orthopaedic Technologist Certified (OTC) (NBCOT)|
|Orthopaedics||Orthopaedic Technologist - Surgery Certified (OTSC) ( NBCOT )|
|Paramedic||Registered Paramedic (NRP or PA EMTP)|
|Physician Assistant||Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) (NCCPA)|
|Polysomnography||Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT)|
|Radiology||Registered Technologist (Radiography) (RT(R))|
Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA)
|Respiratory||Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)|
|Respiratory||Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)|
|Surgical||Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)|
These credentials do not qualify for Health Science:
Coding - CCA
CVT - CCT, CCDS, IBHRE
Nursing - CNA
Orthopedics - ROT
Pharmacy - CPhT
Can I advance my education in this field?
Articulation Agreements for Health Science exist with: Central Penn College, Eastern Mennonite University, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, Siena Heights University
- Bloomsburg University offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership
- Franklin University offers a BS in Allied Healthcare Management.
- Immaculata University offers a BS in Health Care Management. It holds part-time evening classes at HACC's Lancaster campus, Fort Indiantown Gap and online.
- Siena Heights University offers an online bachelor's in applied science including a BAS in massage therapy for NCBTMB board certified MTs.
- Articulation Agreements for Health Science exist with: Central Penn College, Eastern Mennonite University, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, Siena Heights University