Allied Health Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Our Allied Health AAS program is designed to provide existing healthcare professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and advance their careers by continuing their healthcare education. In order to be admitted to the program, you must hold a certificate or diploma in a healthcare field (i.e. medical assistant, vocational nurse, phlebotomist, etc.), have completed significant college course work toward a healthcare degree, or have approved healthcare work experience.
Program length – 7 months
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This program includes courses in healthcare management, best practices and diversity issues facing today’s healthcare professional. A course in digital communication strategies provides students with an opportunity to explore current social media and its use in a professional setting. Program includes an externship at a healthcare facility to provide relevant, real world experience. General courses in oral and written communication and ethics are also included to help round out your professional abilities, and teach the professional skills employers want.
Healthcare is experiencing exceptional growth and graduates of this program could be well prepared to take advantage of a variety of entry-level medical job opportunities, such as medical office administrative assistant or medical secretary.
Demand for medical secretaries is expected to grow by 21% through 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16
Rockford Career College has applied to the U.S. Department of Education for approval to participate in the Federal Student Aid Programs for this program and as of this date the approval has not been received.