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Health Sciences A.S. Degree

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    ImportantDue to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are particular to each state, students who reside in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada cannot enroll in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states.

  • Preparing you for your healthcare career

    Welcome to SPC Health Sciences.
    Our A.S. degree in Health Sciences and embedded certificate in Health Care Services prepare you to work in the health care field. 

    This degree also offers specific focus areas for each lower division limited enrollment health program. This lets you focus on the required prerequisites for your chosen program by taking the courses you need to be considered for admission. If you are not selected for admission to the focus area you choose, you may remain in Health Sciences A.S. degree or choose from other options. Consult with a career specialist at the Health Education Center to explore your options.

    The A.S. Health Sciences degree transfers to our B.A.S. in Health Services Administration.

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  • What you will learn

    • Basic knowledge of health care delivery, medical language, anatomy and physiology, disease process and pharmacology within a health care organization
    • Administrative functions required of an entry-level health services manager, including the management of medical supplies, departmental budgets, IT, and reimbursement systems.
    • How to comply with legal and governmental requirements related to health services management.
    • How to implement appropriate management strategies as an entry-level professional to effectively lead a safe and ethically responsible health care team.
  • Continuing Your Education

    At SPC, you can start with your certificate, earn your A.S. degree and finish with your bachelor's degree.

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