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Science and Health Careers Pathway

The Science and Health Careers Pathways is designed for students seeking to enter the work force in a Health profession upon graduation or for those interested in transferring to a four year institution in a science program. While some majors lead into articulation programs with four-year institutions, all are related to careers in the sciences and health professions.

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Science and Health Careers Pathway Programs

Applied Exercise Science

The applied exercise sciences program prepares students for a professional career as a personal trainer, fitness specialist, or transfer student to a four-year kinesiology or related degree program. Students learn how to conduct physical and health risk assessments, interpret assessment results, design exercise programs, provide fitness instruction and supervise fitness facilities.

Programs

Associate of Applied Science Certificate

Anesthesia Technology

This program prepares the student to be an important member of the anesthesia patient care team. Anesthesia technologists assist licensed anesthesia providers in the preparation and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia. Anesthesia technologists work in a variety of clinical settings.

Program

Associate of Applied Science

Astronomy

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Astronomy. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.


Program

Associate of Science

Biology

A major in the biological sciences is recommended for students interested in pursuing further study in biology, botany, zoology, ecology/environmental sciences, microbiology, agriculture, forestry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics or marine biology. This pattern also provides an excellent foundation for studies in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary medicine and may qualify students for positions as biology laboratory technicians.


Program

Associate of Science

Chemistry

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Chemistry. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.


Program

Associate of Science

Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene Program is a mix of academic and clinical coursework that is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a competent entry-level registered dental hygienist.

Program

Associate of Applied Science

Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Technology is a rapidly expanding profession involving the provision of immediate care for the critically ill or injured at the scene of an emergency and transporting these patients to a medical facility. This entry-level program is designed to educate students at the Emergency Medical Technician (open enrollment) and Paramedic (selective admission) levels of prehospital provider.


Programs

Associate of Applied Science
Certificate

Environmental Science

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Environmental Science. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution.


Program

Associate of Science

Forensic Science

This degree pattern is designed to prepare students to transfer to colleges and universities that offer a four-year degree with a major in Forensic Science. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution.


Program

Associate of Science

Geography

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Geography. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution.


Program

Associate of Science

Geology

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Geology. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution.


Program

Associate of Science

Massage Therapy

Graduates of the degree program are prepared as skilled and responsible therapeutic massage providers and are eligible to take the appropriate licensure exams.


Program

Associate of Applied Science

Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting prepares students for careers in the medical office. Graduates may expect to find employment as administrative medical assistants, clinical medical assistants, medical transcriptionists, medical billing clerks, hospital admitting clerks, and hospital unit secretaries.


Program

Associate of Applied Science

Medical Laboratory Technology

The A.A.S. degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology is designed to prepare students to function in the highly complex arena of laboratory medicine. Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) perform a variety of complex laboratory tests which play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases and in the promotion of health.


Program

Associate of Applied Science

Meteorology

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Meteorology. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution.


Program

Associate of Science

Mortuary Science

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science is required for mortician licensure in the State of Maryland. This curriculum is nationally accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education and designed to train students for positions as morticians. The program prepares students to meet the State’s licensing requirements.


Program

Associate of Applied Science

Registered Nursing

This program is designed to prepare students to enter the nursing profession as registered nurses. The curriculum provides theoretical, clinical and high fidelity laboratory study in nursing that will enable students to learn to work as members of an interprofessional health care team. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program is accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing and by the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Programs

Associate of Science

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program provides theoretical and clinical laboratory study in nursing that will enable students to learn to assist other licensed health care professionals, such as registered nurses and physicians, and work as members of a health care team. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). The program is accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

Program

Credit Certificate

Occupational Therapy Assistant

This program is designed to prepare students to work as occupational therapy assistants. Occupational therapy assistants work with patients of all ages whose lives have been affected by impairment or disease. Occupational therapy assistants under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist assist people in overcoming, adapting to, and/or preventing physical and psychosocial problems caused by disease, substance abuse, mental illness, amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, arthritis and birth defects, to name a few. Occupational therapy assistants help people obtain or regain skills in the areas of self-care, school, work, play and leisure. Jobs may be found in a variety of places such as hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, home health, and community based centers.

Program

Associate of Applied Science

Oceanography

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Oceanography. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution.

Program

Associate of Science

Physics

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Physics. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution.

Program

Associate of Science

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy utilizes radiation and radioactive isotopes in the treatment of disease, primarily cancer. The Radiation Therapist provides services for treatment of malignant and non-malignant disease. The Radiation Therapist is responsible for localizing the tumor, implementing the treatment plan, observing and evaluating clinical progress of the patient.

Program

Associate of Applied Science

Radiography

Radiography uses x-ray radiation to create images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels that make up the human body. Most people are familiar with chest x-rays and also know that x-rays are the best way to diagnose broken bones. The radiographer or x-ray technologist is the person who actually produces x-ray images of human anatomy for the physician to read and make a diagnosis.

Program

Associate of Applied Science

Respiratory Care Therapist

Respiratory care is a life-supporting, life-enhancing profession practiced under qualified medical direction. Respiratory care services provided to patients with disorders of the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma and heart disease include diagnostic testing, therapeutics, monitoring, and rehabilitation. Patient, family, and public education are central to the mission of the profession. Respiratory care services are provided in all health care facilities and in the home.

Program

Associate of Applied Science

Veterinary Technology

Students will prepare to work as Veterinary Technicians and perform the following functions to ensure pet health: perform the primary duties associated with the animal care field, including clinical laboratory and operating room procedures, establish patient imaging protocols, administer medications, educate owners about their pets’ health problems and how to achieve successful resolution of those problems, and supervise all aspects of patient care.

Program

Associate of Applied Science