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2023-2024 Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Catalog

Healthcare Sciences, AS


Award: Associate of Science

Degree Code: HCSR

Number of Credits: 60

Program Description

The Associate of Science in Healthcare Sciences may offer students, who currently hold a designated national certification in a field of Healthcare, a flexible degree program designed to provide a sound base of foundational credit coursework and additional career specific studies and/or competencies in a healthcare discipline. Through a combination of general education requirements, core electives, specific healthcare career education studies, credential assessment and/or portfolio review, graduates are prepared to enter the healthcare workforce in a selected discipline. Submission of credential assessment request is required. Credential assessment is approved by the Dean of Nursing and Health Professions.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has the following transfer agreements:  https://www.cecil.edu/student-resources/advising-transfer/transfer-agreements.  Additionally, transfer information is available at the ARTSYS website (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Career Opportunities


Careers in Healthcare Sciences include Healthcare Management and Administration, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Epidemiology, Laboratory Technicians and Researchers, Healthcare Education, and other healthcare related fields.

Required Courses


General Education Requirement Electives - Select 3 Credits


Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • MAT - Math Elective (M) - 3 Credits 1

Program Requirement Electives - Select 16 Credits


Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • ELECT - Math, Science, Healthcare or Business Elective - 3 Credits 2
  • ELECT - Healthcare Science Portfolio Review and/or Credential Assessment - 12 Credits

Recommended Sequence


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Spring II (15 Credits)


  • ELECT - Healthcare Science Portfolio Review and/or Credential Assessment - 12 Credits
  • ELECT - Math, Science, Healthcare or Business Elective - 3 Credits

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will meet the General Education Student Learning Outcomes and be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the entry level knowledge, and written and verbal communication skills and abilities associated with many disciplines within the field of health care.
  • Apply a discipline specific skill set to a wider range of opportunities within the field of health care.
  • Transfer to a baccalaureate program of study in the field of health care.