Health Care Studies

The Degree

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Outlook

In recent years, the demand for professionals educated in the health care field continues to rise. The complexity of offering health care options to an aging population has created a demand for positions within health care. With employment opportunities increasing in this industry, there is a growing need for job candidates who hold advanced degrees in health care. In FLCC's Health Care Studies program, you'll explore the many four-year degree and career paths you can pursue in the health care field.

The Program

If you're interested in pursuing a career in health care, the Health Care Studies program is designed for you. It provides a solid core of classes that give you the opportunity to discover the variety of pathways you can take in the health care field before choosing a specific four-year degree or career to pursue.

With this degree, you'll be prepared to transfer into a bachelor's program such as Nursing, Public Health, Health Promotion, Community Health, Health Care Administration, or Human Services. This program also creates a path for you to transfer into a four-year degree program in Radiation, Radiology, or Respiratory Therapy. If your goal is to land a career in nursing, the Health Care Studies degree can put you on the right track with prerequisites that can be applied to FLCC's Nursing program, or toward an advanced degree in nursing.

Online Learning

FLCC's online learning offers you a flexible and convenient way to reach your educational goals. With this option, you can pursue your A.S. in Health Care Studies at least 50 percent online. Learn more about FLCC online learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate personal career paths and interests related to employment in the health care industry.
  • Apply critical reasoning to understand the skills necessary to function effectively in a wide variety of health care situations.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and apply this information to the understanding of the practice of health care, prevention, and wellness.

Transfer Options

Pursuing your education in Health Care Studies at FLCC prepares you for advanced degree opportunities by offering you the foundational courses you'll need to successfully transfer into a four-year degree program in the health care field. Learn about transferring to four-year colleges and universities.

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Related Programs

At FLCC, you'll get to choose from a variety of health care related programs, ranging from Nursing to Human Services, and from Athletic Training to Therapeutic Massage/Integrated Health Care.