Healthcare Sciences

Program Description

If you have a nationally recognized certification in a healthcare field, but do not hold a degree and are looking to take the next step in your healthcare career, then this is the career path for you. Students who have successfully completed this degree have progressed to office or practice managers and to bachelor’s degree in various healthcare fields.

Degree Programs

Healthcare Sciences (Associate of Science)

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.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this degree?

The Associate of Science in Healthcare Science is a degree that is designed for the student who currently holds a national certification in a health care field, but does not have a degree. Through credential assessment and/or portfolio review at Cecil College, the student can acquire credits toward this degree.

Why would I want this degree?

If you are hoping/planning on taking the next step in your career and need a degree to provide that "boost," then this is a great degree for you. It also can provide a stepping stone to a bachelor's degree.

How do I go about the credential assessment process?

It is easy. Please see an advisor, complete the form and provide the supporting documentation. It will then be sent to the appropriate reviewer with the college. You and your advisor will hear back quickly. If more information is required, you will be contacted.

Admissions & Advising

Cecil College is an open enrollment institution. Get more information, find out how to apply, or meet with an advisor.

Transfer

Whether transferring coursework to Cecil College or transferring your completed degree or certificate to a four-year institution, transfer is a viable option to help meet your educational goals.

Transfer information for Maryland colleges and universities is available through the Articulation System of Maryland (ARTSYS) website at www.artsys.usmd.edu. Additional transfer information can be found on the Transfer Agreements page.

Faculty

Cecil College's faculty across the curriculum in the Healthcare Sciences degree program hold advanced degrees in their fields and bring a wide array of experience into the classroom.

Coronavirus Update

Cecil College is actively monitoring the status of COVID-19 locally, regionally, and nationally. We are working with our local health department and county offices to stay up to date on the latest developments regarding the coronavirus. As of now, all classes and events on campus are taking place as scheduled.

The College is utilizing additional precautionary measures to maintain a healthful environment on all of our campuses. Our Facilities department has added additional cleaning protocols to their daily routine to help prevent the spread of germs, including the use of disinfectant wipes on high-traffic surfaces like door handles and light switches.

In addition, the College is routinely posting information regarding the prevention of germ transmission on all on-campus monitors, our student and employee newsletters, and our primary social media channels. We also have signage both on campus and on larger event promotions reminding the community that if someone isn’t feeling well or has recently traveled to any of the global, high-risk areas, the responsible thing to do is to stay home. The College continues to monitor updates from local, state and national public health officials and will update this message as necessary.