Health Care Studies: Healthcare Track
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Gain the skills you need to make an impact in the lives of patients with a degree in healthcare. This track prepares you to enter FLCC's Nursing program while exploring a variety of other healthcare career options.
A.S. Program Overview
Our healthcare track is geared towards aspiring nurses and healthcare professionals who wish to make the world a healthier place. The program provides an essential introduction to healthcare and lays the groundwork for success in the industry. Take courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, and First Aid and Basic Life Support. A wide variety of elective course options help you further explore your areas of interests.
Prepare for FLCC's Nursing Program
This program aligns with FLCC's A.A.S. Nursing program course requirements and expectations. As a pre-nursing pathway, this healthcare track introduces concepts that are vital to a nursing student's success. Take prerequisite courses and general education credits that satisfy requirements in our nursing program, which will benefit you whether you enter our nursing program or transfer to a four-year institution to study a related field.
Innovative, Real-World Healthcare Training
Practice your healthcare skills in our recently renovated and expanded Sands Family Center for Allied Health. The space includes a real-life hospital setting, science labs, and a holography lab, which allows students to view three-dimensional images of organs to better understand human anatomy and physiology. You'll receive clinical training and guidance from our experienced instructors from day one, and benefit from opportunities to practice scenarios.
Our Health Care Studies Degrees are Available 100% Online
In addition to completing this degree in-person, our entire Health Care Studies program is available online, so you can study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Learn more about FLCC online learning.
Join an Active Health Care Studies Learning Community
FLCC has a student-led Health Care Studies club that invites anyone interested in healthcare to join. Many club members already work in the healthcare field and are eager to share their opinions, values, and experiences about the industry. The club meets about once a month to build community and assist one another in their studies.
A.S. Program Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Evaluate personal career paths and interests related to employment in the healthcare industry.
- Apply critical reasoning to understand the skills necessary to function effectively in a wide variety of health care situations.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and apply this information to the understanding of the practice of health care, prevention, and wellness.
Seamless Transfer Opportunities
Many students who complete this track intend on entering FLCC's Nursing program. Others go on to complete a bachelor's degree in healthcare to prepare for careers in related fields, including:
- Community Health
- Health Care Administration
- Human Services
- Medical Technology
- Occupational Therapy
Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities
Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. 80% of students are awarded scholarships or financial aid that help with the cost of college.
Your healthcare instructors are accomplished and experienced clinicians who combine conceptual learning with hands-on practice. From clinical and public healthcare settings to physical education and fitness environments, our faculty bring their work experience into the classroom every day.