Associate of Science: Allied Health
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE: ALLIED HEALTH
This program prepares students to pursue a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene, medical records administration, medical technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or sonography. Dental hygienists remove deposits and stains from teeth, instruct patients in self-care, take and develop x-rays, and make impressions of teeth. Medical records administrators manage systems to document, store, and retrieve medical information. Medical technologists analyze blood and other body fluids and tissues. Occupational therapists work to enhance human functions through education, vocational and recreational activities. Physical therapists help rehabilitate handicapped individuals through activities designed to improve strength and mobility. Sonographers utilize diagnostic sound waves to assist in the diagnosis of disease and injury. Academic advisement for this program is provided by the School of Sciences.
Students enrolled in this program are cautioned to correlate their SGSC work with that required by the senior college or university to which they will transfer.