Programs And Courses

Health Science

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
Options available are:
How Do I Get Started?
  • Apply to the college and list Health Science (3456) as your major, with your chosen concentration/option.
  • Contact Vicki Gentzel ( 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.



You must currently hold one of the following approved credentials.

If you have another credential, contact Vicki Gentzel -

Activities Director
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 )

Board Certified Massage Therapist (NCBTMB) or
Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and State Massage License

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
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
Who can I contact for more information?
Vicki Gentzel