The vision of the Allied Health Sciences (ALHS) Department [also known as Health Professions Related Services (HPRS)] is to provide the most advanced and comprehensive course offerings to health sciences students possible by employing the most qualified faculty, by utilizing the most advanced technologies, and by implementing the most effective teaching techniques possible. By offering the most comprehensive and pertinent gateway prerequisite and co-requisite courses, the Department is committed and dedicated to preparing students for success in Health Sciences degree and certificate programs at ACC and at other accredited institutions. The ALHS Department is dedicated to affordable access, through traditional and distance learning courses and committed to educational excellence. To that end, every effort is continuously made to design and offer a diverse range of courses at most ACC campuses that meet student needs and facilitate student success.
The Allied Health Sciences Department makes every effort to exemplify the College’s commitment to be the preferred gateway to higher education and training and to serve as the catalyst for social equity, economic development, and personal enrichment.
The department's mission is to offer a variety of courses in allied health specialties for students who are:
1. Seeking enrollment in ACC health science programs such as nursing, surgical technology, sonography, medical laboratory technology, emergency medical services (paramedicine), occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy technician, medical coding and dental technology.
2. Co-enrolled in ACC health sciences programs.
3. Transferring into health sciences programs at other institutions.
4. Exploring health sciences careers.
5. Seeking knowledge from health sciences courses.
6. Co-enrolled in public schools and either investigating health careers or planning to continue at ACC in a health sciences program.
At the completion of the courses in the Department, students will be contributing, productive and successful participants in the health sciences arena.