The Associates of Applied Science – Transfer degree (AAS-T), with Allied Health focus; combines any of the Allied Health certificate programs with college based general education requirements and electives in order to achieve an associates degree at Bellevue College.
Though the degree title includes the term “transfer”, an AAS-T does NOT guarantee transfer or admittance to a university system. Should you desire direct transfer into a University program, please review that institutions requirements or pursue one of Bellevue Colleges “DTA” degrees, which have direct transferability into several University programs. It is recommended that you speak with an advisor, prior to selecting a degree option.
There are several advantages to completing the AAS-T degree as part of your program of study. First, degree completion includes several general education requirements which enhance your overall education in areas that may not have been covered in a professional technical program. Second, the degree program offers the ability to explore other areas of interest, or enroll in preparatory courses for future study by appropriately selecting “electives”. Third, degree completion demonstrates to future employers your dedication to healthcare, the ability to complete a more rigorous program, and a desire to move forward in healthcare.
The common outline for the Associates of Applied Science – Transfer, in Allied Health follows:
1. “Major” Requirement
Students MUST complete one or more of the Allied Health certificate programs with a minimum of 40 credits. Note that the minimum required credits for certificates are shown below. The selection of some certificate options may increase the credits required for that certificate. Please see the program pages for specific certificate requirements and options.
|Medical Administrative Assistant||48|
|Medical Billing & Coding||63|
|Clinical Lab Assistant||50|
2. General Education Requirements
Students must complete College level general education requirements in five (5) distribution areas, totaling 26 credits.
|Communications||ENGL&101 - English Composition I [REQUIRED]||5|
|Select any college-level Mathematics course.|
Must be numbered MATH 100 or higher [MATH107, 130, 141 etc]
|Humanities||Select any college-level Humanities course.|
[ART, CMST, CES, HIST, MUSC, etc]
|Social Science||Select any college-level Social Science course.|
[ANTH, CES, GEOG, SOC, PHIL, PSYC etc]
|Select any college-level Natural Science course (with a LAB)|
[BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, NUTR etc]
|Cultural Diversity||One of the above selected courses must meet the|
Cultural Diversity requirement
NOTE: Some of the General Education requirements are included in the Allied Health certificates. The completion of BIOL 108 satisfies the Natural Science requirement and the completion of CMST 280 satisfies both the Humanities and Cultural Diversity requirements.
The AAS-T requires a total of 90 credits. Students may need to complete additional courses to satisfy the required 90 credits. Select additional courses from the Allied Health department or General Education/Distribution areas to meet the degree requirement of 90 credits. Generally, courses may not be applied in more than one area.
See the full Associates of Applied Science – Transfer degree (AAS-T) curriculum.
Last Updated July 20, 2016