Health Care Studies: Health Science Track
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Technology is vital to the healthcare industry. Our Health Science track offers hands-on experience with essential medical technology and prepares you to pursue a specialized health science degree at a four-year institution.
Career Outlook: Medical Technologists
Learn to operate medical technology and become an essential part of the healthcare industry. Technologists and technicians typically work in hospitals and diagnostic laboratories performing medical tests to examine patient health. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for medical technologists to grow 10% by 2030. The median annual wage for technical healthcare occupations in 2021 was $61,370.
A.S. Program Overview
Discover how new and emerging technologies can generate better health outcomes for individual patients as well as society overall. Our health science track is a transfer program that prepares you for a future in medical technology. Coursework includes a combination of Health Care Studies, Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry classes, which helps you enter a four-year institution as a junior after completing your degree at FLCC.
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
Our A.S. in Health Care Studies: Health Science Track provides the college credits needed to enter a four-year degree program as a junior. Some regional schools with health science and medical technology programs include:
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- St. John Fisher College
- SUNY Brockport
- SUNY Upstate Medical University
- University of Buffalo
- University of Rochester
Four-Year Career Pathways
With a bachelor's degree in health science, you will find job opportunities in a variety of settings, including hospitals, medical labs, and research facilities. Some careers include:
- Cardiovascular Perfusionist
- Laboratory Technician
- Medical Technology and Biotechnology
- Radiologic and MRI Technologists
- Radiation Therapy Specialist
- Respiratory Therapist
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. Over 75% of FLCC students receive financial awards that reduce the cost of college — or cover it completely!
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.