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Allied Health

Allied Health

Degree Type: Associate of Science Degree, AS, Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS

Pathway: Medical Sciences

More Options: Classroom Based, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial, Rampart Range, Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation

Transferability: Transferable, Non-transferable

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Why Choose Allied Health at PPSC

The Colorado Community College System maintains many Transfer Agreements and Institutional Transfer Guides that allow students to smoothly transfer on to complete a bachelor's degree.

These agreements with four-year colleges and universities in Colorado and across the country ensure guaranteed acceptance of PPSC credits.

Pikes Peak State College offers:
  • Small classes
  • Flexible classes including on-campus, online, evening, weekend, and hybrid course formats
  • Strong student support services
  • A tuition rate approximately 1/3 the cost of most public universities
Meet with an Academic Advisor to ensure that you are making the best choices by following an Institutional Transfer Guide or a Statewide Transfer Agreement.

What is the difference between an Associate of Science (A.S.) and an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)?

Associate of Science (A.S) - The Associate of Science degree is designed for students who want an emphasis in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, and allied health and intend to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) - The two-year AAS degree provides career skills to enable students to enter the job market after graduation, retrain in a new career, or upgrade employments skills. Occupational courses are designed to meet these needs instead of transferring to four-year institutions; however, many four-year institutions accept some of these courses.

Still not sure which Allied Health degree is right for you? 

Set up an appointment with an advisor so that they can help you on the path to what is best for you and your goals.

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Classes You Might Take

Studying Allied Health at PPSC offers a variety of classes that will allow you to pursue advanced degrees in the healthcare field. Here are just a few that you may take, depending on if the Associate of Science (AS) or the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is chosen. It is recommended that you work with your advisor (or faculty advisor) to choose the classes that fit based on your needs. 

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Introduces the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and drug therapy of the immune, musculoskeletal, and digestive systems. A discussion of pediatric implications as they relate to clinical physiology will also be covered. The scope of the material is limited to the medical office technology personnel.

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Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety, and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

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Introduces students to pre-hospital emergency care. The topics included in this course are Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, well-being of the EMT, communications, documentation, anatomy, airway management, and patient assessment.

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Examines the fundamental molecular, cellular and genetic principles characterizing plants and animals. Includes cell structure and function, and the metabolic processes of respiration and photosynthesis, as well as cell reproduction and basic concepts of heredity. The course includes laboratory experience.

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Focuses on an integrated study of the human body including the histology, anatomy and physiology of each system. Examines molecular, cellular, and tissue levels of organization plus integuments, skeletal, articulations, muscular and nervous systems. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience covering microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence.

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Focuses on basic chemistry and measurement, matter, chemical formulas, reactions and equations, stoichiometry. This course covers the development of atomic theory culminating in the use of quantum numbers to determine electron configurations of atoms and the relationship of electron configuration to chemical bond theory. The course includes gases, liquids, and solids and problem-solving skills are emphasized through laboratory experiments.

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Learning Outcomes

math & english requirements

Learning Outcomes

Allied Health degree students will take classes which will qualify them to complete the state EMT certification, Certified Nurses Aid certification and almost all of the Phlebotomy Certification program classes.

You will become familiar with the health care system, medical terminology, interpersonal relationships, applying medical clinical skills and assisting patients in their healthcare.

 

The Allied Health Associate of Science is designed for students who are interested in the field of medical science. This degree prepares the student by offering the first two years of education, then the student can transfer to another school their bachelor's and more.


 

math & english requirements

 

 4 Credit Hour(s)

 

ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)

ENG 1022 - English Composition II CO2 3 Credit Hour(s)

or

ENG 1022 - English Composition II CO2 3 Credit Hours

 

Or

HIS 2765 - Writing About History CO3 3 Credit Hour(s)

 

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Holly Eickstedt

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PPSC highly prepared me for a four-year school, better than I could have imagined.

Holly Eickstedt
PPSC Graduate | UCCS Transfer Student

Contact

Allied Health AAS Faculty Contact

Vicki Bond
Vicki.Bond@PPSC.edu
719.502.3324

Allied Health AS Faculty Contact

Jennifer Swartz
Jennifer.Swartz@PPSC.edu
719.502.3494

Advising Contact

Advising website

719.502.3232

Advising@PPSC.edu