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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:

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

Curriculum

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


Career Opportunities

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

Medical Imaging Sciences, Radiation Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy

Potential Career Paths:

  • Radiographer
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist

Additional Schooling:

  • 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-Nursing

Additional schooling is required to become a Registered Nurse. This track of the Health Professions A.S. degree fulfills prerequisites for St. Elizabeth's College of Nursing.

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 becoming 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.


Advertising for the Health Professions program has been funded, in part, by the Herkimer County HealthNet, Inc.


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