Program Start Date: Any term
Minimum Program Length: 64 academic weeks; 4 terms day or online, 6 terms evening, 60-66 credits
Curriculum Code: 55600
The associate in science, pre-health science degree is the program of choice for students who are preparing for a career in nursing, radiologic technology, medical lab technology or respiratory-related health care fields`. The associate of science, pre-health science program provides students with a broad liberal arts and sciences background that is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Courses within the program provide students with the flexibility to tailor their degree program to individual career goals.
The associate in science, pre-health science degree requirements parallel the courses completed during the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in fields such as biology, chemistry, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and similar health related fields. This program is the ideal choice for students who plan to complete a bachelor degree in nursing, radiologic technology, medical lab technology or the respiratory field.
Most associate in science - pre-health science courses are accepted at all South Carolina public colleges and universities and many private institutions. Course requirements for specific majors vary among four-year institutions; therefore, students should check degree requirements at their intended transfer institution before selecting courses at SCC. Students should meet with an SCC academic advisor to plan an academic schedule for their four-year degree goal.
Requirements for Associate in Science - Pre-Respiratory
Students are responsible for checking with the specific college or university to which they plan to transfer (including their target program within that institution) to determine the transferability of any course. Students interested in the AAS- Nursing, Radiological Technology, Medical Lab Technology or Respiratory Care degrees at SCC should consult the SCC catalog for complete information on admission requirements and consult with an SCC advisor. Students should visit the financial aid office to discuss their educational plans.
EEDA Career Cluster:
All 16 career clusters may apply.