Health Care Studies: Healthcare Track
Associate in Science (A.S.)
FLCC's Healthcare track is designed for aspiring nurses looking to enter FLCC's nursing program, or those interested in earning a healthcare degree at a four-year institution. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to make an impact on the lives of patients in the rapidly growing healthcare industry.
Have you ever wanted to serve on the frontlines of the healthcare industry, providing care to those who are ailing and helping to protect the public from new and emerging health crises? The A.S. in Health Care Studies: Healthcare Track is geared towards people like you; the aspiring nurses and health care professionals who wish to make the world a healthier place. You will prepare for transfer into a two- or four-year program in nursing or a related healthcare field.
This track provides a general education and liberal arts coursework that aligns with FLCC's A.A.S. Nursing program for a well-rounded foundation for further study. Take core classes in a variety of medical areas, including Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, and First Aid and Basic Life Support, along with electives that will allow you to explore your health care interests. Elective course options include Microbiology, Physiology of Exercise, Sports Nutrition, Human Services in Contemporary America, and Pathophysiology.
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.
Upon completion of the A.S. in Health Care Studies: Healthcare Track, you'll have the the experience and credits needed to continue your education in FLCC's Nursing program, or a four-year degree in other healthcare fields of study, such as:
- Public Health
- Health Promotion
- Community Health
- Health Care Administration
- Human Services
- Respiratory Therapy
Our Healthcare track incorporates prerequisites that can be applied to FLCC's A.A.S. Nursing degree program or toward an advanced degree in Nursing at a four-year institution. If you are interested in transferring after graduation from FLCC, learn more about our transfer opportunities and guidelines.
Online Health Care Studies Degree
In addition to the on-campus format, the A.S. in Health Care Studies: Healthcare Track is also available as a fully accredited online degree program. Online study offers a flexible and convenient way to pursue a degree in a manner best suited to your individual time and scheduling needs. To ensure success and achievement of academic goals, FLCC's online students have access to all the resources and experiences available to on-campus students.
Learn more about online degree programs at FLCC to see if it’s the best-fit academic path for you.