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Associate Degree in Health Studies

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Associate's degree
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Program description

Associate Degree in Health Studies

The Associate of Applied Science in Health Studies is designed to offer students interested in working within the health care field an opportunity to attain the associate degree. Students acquiring this degree would be able to pursue advancement opportunities within varied health care settings. Examples of positions that would be applicable include: Billing Supervisor, Patient Service Representative, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Supply Manager, and Allied Health Instructor. This program is especially advantageous for students who have completed certificates of competency and proficiency programs offered by the Allied Health and Nursing department and wish to complete a degreed course of study. The program offers a broad view of health care related topics while providing a basic liberal study foundation.

Program content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Medical Terminology
  • Professional and Communication Issues in Health Care

Second Semester

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Body Structure and Function I
  • General Psychology
  • Modern College Mathematics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Statistics

Third Semester

  • Body Structure and Function II
  • Fundamentals of Health Information Technology Science
  • Medical Coding Concepts for Allied Health
  • Biological Sciences


  • Open Elective

Fourth Semester

  • Revenue Cycle Management and Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Medical Office Management
  • Ethical/Legal Aspects of Health Care Management


  • Open Elective

Scholarships & funding

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical structure and physiological functioning of the human body and of medical terms descriptive of body systems.
  • Perform the administrative duties required in a health care setting.
  • Describe the ethical and legal issues related to health care delivery.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of health care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and practices applicable to health information including electronic health records.

An Associate in Applied Science will be awarded upon completion of the program with a 2.0 GPA and a "C" or better in all AHESN courses.

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About this institute

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Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree...

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Contact info

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

901 S. Media Line Rd
PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania
United States of America

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