Do you already hold a position in a healthcare-related field for which you are actively credentialed or licensed? Do you want to advance your knowledge and skills? If this sounds like you, our Health Science program may put you on the track to obtaining higher positions within your organization.
This program is designed specifically for individuals who already have a degree and wish to advance their skills in specific areas. However, there are transfer opportunities available should you wish to continue your education within one of the specializations and obtain a bachelor’s degree.
After graduating from our Health Science program, you will be ready to advance your career in:
This program may be the perfect fit if you:
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Our program is ideal if you currently work in health care and have credentials. Your healthcare credential or licensure allows you to receive up to 30 credits towards the completion of the associate degree. You will select from one of the following areas of study to focus your coursework:
If you are interested in enrolling in the EFDA, Paramedic, and the imaging options, you must possess the primary certification for each of these areas or meet the requirements to sit for a primary certification from an approved medical imaging board.
If you have the following certification, you may enroll in the EFDA option:
If you the following certification, you may enroll in the Paramedic option:
If you have one of the following certifications, you may enroll in either the Pediatric or Vascular Imaging options:
If you have a primary certification from an approved medical imaging board, you may enroll in the Radiologi Imaging option.
Because of the nature of our program, it is selective. This means that certain criteria must be met beyond our standard admission application. For the specific requirements and approved credentials please visit the health careers section of our website.
After graduating from one of the following options in our Health Science Program, you will be able to:
Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) Option:
Pediatric Imaging Option
Radiologic Imaging Option
Vascular Imaging Options
Yes! Although our Health Science program is designed for individuals who are currently employed in the healthcare field and possess a license or credential to gain advanced skills in their current field, you do have opportunities to transfer your credits to a four-year institution. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible as each school has its own unique program requirements. It is important that you know what your desired school’s program requirements are early enough so that you can take the proper courses at HACC.
Browse our various transfer options below:
We offer all of the program options at one or more of our campuses, including Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York, as well as through Virtual Learning. We recommend consulting with your advisor to determine the availability at each location.
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.
We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. to apply anytime, visit our website. When you submit your application please include program code 3656 to ensure you apply to correct program.
We are happy to answer your questions. Please contact an admission counselor or department chair Melinda Eash to learn more. You may also request more information online.