Health Professions A.S.


Your ticket into the medical field.

From nurses to physical therapists to medical technologists, spots are waiting to be filled. If you aspire to have a rewarding and successful career in the medical field, take a look at our new Health Professions A.S. degree program.

The Health Professions program is designed to prepare students for successful transfer into a variety of bachelor's degree programs in health-related fields. The curriculum provides students with multiple pathways to attain the skills, knowledge and experience required for patient-based or technology-based healthcare occupations.

Choose from the following tracks:

  • Pre-Medical (Medical Technology and Medical Biotechnology)
  • Pre-Nursing (Medical Imaging Sciences, Radiation Therapy and Respiratory Therapy)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Curriculum

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Health Professions A.S.


Career Opportunities

Pre-Medical (Medical Technology and Medical Biotechnology)

Potential Career Paths:

  • Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Researcher
  • Industrial Researcher

Additional Schooling:

  • Bachelors degree in area of interest - A.S. fulfills SUNY Upstate prerequisites for Medical Technology or Medical Biotechnology minus additional Liberal Arts requirement

Pre-Nursing (Medical Imaging Sciences, Radiation Therapy, Respiratory Therapy)

Potential Career Paths:

  • Nurse
  • Radiographer
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist

Additional Schooling:

  • RN Program- A.S. fulfills prerequisites for St. Elizabeth's College of Nursing
  • Radiation Therapy Program- A.S. fulfills SUNY Upstate prerequisites minus additional Liberal Arts requirement
  • Medical Imaging Science- A.S. fulfills SUNY Upstate prerequisites for B.S. program
  • Respiratory Therapy Program- A.S. fulfills SUNY Upstate prerequisites minus additional Liberal Arts requirement

Pre-Physical Therapy

Potential Career Paths:

  • Physical Therapist

Additional Schooling:

  • Bachelors degree in area of interest, Doctor of Physical Therapy professional school- A.S. fulfills prerequisites for SUNY Upstate DPT program minus Bachelors degree

Those interested in the Pre-Med track to become a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) should register as a Liberal Arts and Science: Science major. 


Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience. Learn about our cost of attendance and financial aid.


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