Health Sciences A.S. Degree Prepares you for a health care career

Our Health Sciences Associate in Science Degree and embedded certificate in Health Care Services prepare you to work in the non-clinical health care field. Students learn about the basic management and administrative side of health care. The Health Sciences A.S. Degree transfers to our Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Health Services Administration.

If you do not have an A.A. degree and are preparing for work in a clinical setting, SPC's Health Sciences A.A. Transfer Plan may be for you.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

37,090

2031

44,500

Percent Change

20

Projected Job Openings

5100

What you learn in SPC's Health Sciences Associate in Science Degree

  • Basic knowledge of health care delivery, medical language, anatomy and physiology, disease process and pharmacology within a health care organization
  • Administrative functions required of an entry-level health services manager, including the management of medical supplies, departmental budgets, IT and reimbursement systems
  • How to comply with legal and governmental requirements related to health services management
  • How to implement appropriate management strategies as an entry-level professional to effectively lead a safe and ethically responsible health care team.

Health Sciences: General Health Sciences Focus Associate in Science

HSA-GEN-AS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

The following program of study lists the requirements to receive an Associate of Science degree in Health Sciences. Students who graduate from this program are prepared for entry level positions in healthcare services. Students who wish to continue their education after completing their Associate of Science degree can articulate into the Health Services Administration Bachelor of Science Program at SPC.

A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H or AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer/Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Enhanced World View
Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
SUPPORT COURSES Complete 6 credits

2 Completion of this course satisfies the Computer Competency General Education requirement for an AS degree. Equivalent courses (i.e. Honors, IDS) may also be an option.
3 Completion of this course satisfies the Ethics General Education requirement for an AS degree. Equivalent courses (i.e. Honors, IDS) may also be an option.

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Dr. Stephanie Watkins
Instructor in Charge
watkins.stephanie@spcollege.edu
For Academic Advising and Program Admissions Information
please contact:
Healthadvising@spcollege.edu

Florida CIP Code

1351070101: Health/Health Care Administration ()

Federal CIP Code

51.0701: Health/Health Care Administration/Management.

Continue your education at SPC

SPC's Health Care Services Certificate is part of and transfers to our Health Sciences Associate of Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration.

HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION

We also offer health continuing education through the Workforce Institute.

Health Care Services Certificate