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Associate in Science


The Health Sciences Associate Degree program is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore their interest in health, health care and related fields through a variety of classes. The program may lead to a range of general health employment opportunities with additional education/certification for occupations such as Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides or Medical Assistants. This associate degree is an initial educational step that may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. A baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers such as Health Sciences, Health Care Management/Administration, Public Health, and other pre-professional Allied Health Programs.

Courses identified within the “Required Core” may have limitations on enrollments depicted by an asterisk symbol (*). It is strongly advised that students reference the course descriptions in the Saddleback College catalog or consult with a counselor for assistance in outlining an educational plan to achieve this degree.

This program is not the Associate Degree in Nursing and does not meet the State Board of Registered Nursing requirements for licensure in the State of California. Students interested in achieving a degree in Nursing should see Registered Nurse Associate in Science.

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