Allied Health

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The emphasis in Allied Health is designed to provide the lower division major courses to transfer to a university and earn a Bachelor’s degree in a health or medical field. Students must meet with a counselor to ensure completion required coursework for chosen major and specific college/university.

Program Overview

As an Allied Health major, you will:

  • Complete prerequisite courses for degrees in nursing, health care, occupational health and safety, or health care related fields.
  • Explore a variety of science and general education courses.

Program Highlights

  • Prerequisite courses for Registered Nursing (RN) upgrade programs
  • Small class size
  • Hands-on activities
  • Associate Degree and Certificate of Achievement in Nursing and Allied Health can be completed within two (2) years.


Associate in Arts Degree University Studies: Emphasis in Allied Health

Two-Year Advising Plans

​​​Degree Type ​Degree Name
​Associate in Arts Allied Health-AA-US

Employment Opportunities

Community Health Educator

Family Planning Educator

Environmental Health Specialist

Health Program Coordinator

Physician’s Assistant

Physical Therapist

Public Health Educator

Registered Nurse

Degrees and Certificates

Total Units for the Associate in Arts Degree: 60 Units
Required Core Courses: 20 Units

BIOL-20  Microbiology5
BIOL 21  Human Anatomy with Lab4
BIOL-22 Human Physiology with Lab4
BIOL-25  Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL-26  Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM-8  Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry4
PSY-1  Introduction to Psychology3
The following courses are generally required for health and medical degrees at four year colleges and universities.
Please discuss with your counselor whether you need these and how they will fit into your General Education coursework:
ANTH-2 Cultural Anthropology3
CD/PSY-31  Child Development: Conception through Adolescence3
HLTH-25  Understanding Nutrition3
SOC 1  Introduction to Sociology3

Completion of either the CSU General Education or
IGETC Option
Remaining Units to total 60 Units may be selected from
courses numbered 1-49

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Associate in Arts Degree University Studies: Emphasis in Allied Health, the student will be able to:
1. Analyze information available regarding risk factors to a healthy lifestyle as well as behaviors that promote a healthy lifestyle; understand the impact of positive and negative factors on one’s own health; and make lifestyle choices and changes to best promote a wellness balance for one’s own life.
2. Relate the structures and functions of the various body systems in a human organism to the metabolic activities of a single selected body cell.
3. Analyze and relate the appropriate identification techniques to be utilized in the diagnosis of a potential life threatening infection.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic methodologies of science.

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