Health Science - A.S. Degree

Get Your Associate Degree in a Rapidly Growing Career Field

Health Science involves a large group of disciplines related to the health care of humans and animals. The knowledge gained and applied from these disciplines is used to improve the health of living beings. ACC can help you reach your educational goals and place you on the path to starting a career in health care. The program consists of health courses and core academic offerings geared to prepare you for transfer to a college/university.

By starting your education at ACC, obtaining your Associate’s degree, and then transferring to a four-year college or university, you will save thousands of dollars in educational costs.

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Career Opportunities

Although this associate degree program does not prepare you for direct entry into a health-related career field, a number of entry level positions are including:

  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Medical Record Administrator
  • and more!

For more information on health related career opportunities, please visit Career Coach where you can explore the local job market, take a career assessment, and build a resumé.

What Will I Study?

Health Science majors typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing or other allied health professions. Courses include: 

  • Nutrition and Diet Therapy
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • and more!

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HEALTH SCIENCE
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (A.S.) 

60 credit hours
 
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

BIOL 1322 or HECO 1322 - Nutrition & Diet Therapy

3

+ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3

+Select from Mathematics Core Curriculum
    (MATH 1342 recommended)

3

+PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework

3
SECOND SEMESTER

+Select from American History Core Curriculum
    (HIST 1301 recommended)

3

+CHEM 1405 - Introductory Chemistry or
+CHEM 1411 - General Chemistry I

4

+ENGL 1302 - Composition II

3

+SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology

3
THIRD SEMESTER

+Select from American History Core Curriculum
(HIST 1302 recommended)

3

+Select from Component Area Options - Group I
    (SPCH 1315 recommended)

3
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER  

+BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I

4

+Select from Creative Arts Core Curriculum

3

+GOVT 2305 - Federal Government

3

+PSYC 2301 - General Psychology

3
 SECOND SEMESTER 

+BIOL 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology II

4

+GOVT 2306 - Texas Government

3

+Select from Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum

3

PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth & Development

3

THIRD SEMESTER

+Select Life & Physical Science Course
    (BIOL 2420 recommended)

3
HEALTH SCIENCE (A.S.) DEGREE – CREDIT HOURS  60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.

The ACC Health Sciences degree program is designed to help you transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a Bachelor’s degree. By first obtaining an associate's degree, you will have the flexibility to explore different branches of health science to find your match without spending as much time and money.

When planning your degree program and selecting electives, it is important to understand the requirements of the major department in the college or university you expect to transfer to.

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

Approximate yearly costs for the A.S. Degree program including tuition and fees are $4,200 for in-district students, $6,960 for students out-of-district, and $9,840 for non-residents. Additional fees for books and supplies may vary.

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.

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COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAYS

Health Science is part of our Health Career Pathway. Click the box below to see other Health programs that may interest you.