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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences

Define your path to success in health science

Your first step toward a great career in medicine starts in this health science-focused General Studies Program. Because health sciences is a select-admissions program, students must be accepted into the program before they can declare their major. General studies pre-health sciences provides a structured path that helps students apply to the program. Participation does not guarantee admission to health sciences, but helps students choose courses that make them more competitive candidates.

Career Information

The general studies in pre-health science program is designed to put students on track to be accepted into — and to succeed in — the health sciences program at ACC or at a four-year university. A pre-health degree could also give you an advantage for positions such as medical assistant, dental assistant, phlebotomist, or pharmacy technician.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Dental Assistants
19.3 Hourly Wage 2590 Currently Employed
Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
2590 Dental Assistants are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.62 % over the next four years.
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Medical Assistants
15.79 Hourly Wage 3923 Currently Employed
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
3923 Medical Assistants are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.57 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Maps

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Science

General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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