Jan 31, 2023  
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 

Health Sciences: Associate of Science (AS)

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Associate of Science | 63 credits minimum

School of Health Sciences
Jordan Campus
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-6215

Academic Advisor, JHSC 047, (801) 957-6215

Program Description: This degree is recommended for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges. Completion of the Associate of Science degree with a Health Sciences emphasis does not affect the professional status, certification or licensure of graduates of associate of applied science degree programs in the Health Sciences Division.

Note: This degree is designed for students already accepted into other Health Sciences programs. It allows for courses already required to achieve a specific Associate of Applied Science degree to be combined with additional courses to earn an Associate of Science degree.

Career Opportunities: Please refer to specific information under the Health Sciences AAS degree options.

Transfer/Articulation Information: Admission into a major program at a transfer institution is solely determined by the transfer institution. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended transfer institution for specific articulation information.

Entry Requirements: Students must be accepted into one of the Health Sciences programs that offers an Associate of Applied (AAS) Science degree.

Estimated Cost for Students: Cost of AAS degree courses plus tuition, fees and books for remainder of General Education Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
Student will demonstrate a rate, of either intent for immediate employment or intent for admission to a baccalaureate program, of at least eighty percent (80%). 1 - Substantive Knowledge
Eighty percent (80%) of graduates will rank “course content” and “quality of instruction” at the “GOOD” level or better. 1 - Substantive Knowledge
Students will be effective in verbal, written and non-verbal communications. 2 - Communicate Effectively
Students will possess basic mathematic knowledge appropriate to their field. 3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
Students will utilize critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision making. 4 - Think Critically
Students will demonstrate the ability to work with others in a professional and constructive manner in the healthcare environment. 5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) from the Following


University of Utah Nursing requires MATH 1040 .

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

NOTE: For this program, students may select an additional DV course.

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Social Science (SS)   3
Physical Science (PS)   3

NOTE: Some of the General Education and Institutional Requirements may already be met in the AAS degree requirements. 

Required Courses:

An Associate of Science degree can be earned in the following AAS degree options in addition to completing the above General Education requirements. For information on specific courses, contact the Health Sciences Advising Receptionist, (801) 957-6215, to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.


Students must also complete their AAS degree requirements in either: Dental Hygiene, Health Information Technology, Mortuary Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology or Nursing.

Dental Hygiene Option CTE

This option does NOT make the Dental Hygiene: AAS (CTE)  degree transferable to a Dental Hygiene baccalaureate degree.

Health Information Technology Option CTE

This option does not make the Health Information Technology: AAS (CTE)  degree transferable to a Health Information Technology baccalaureate degree.

Mortuary Science Option CTE

This option does NOT make the Mortuary Science: AAS (CTE)  degree transferable to a Mortuary Science baccalaureate degree.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Option CTE

This option does NOT make the Occupational Therapy Assistant: AAS (CTE)  degree transferable to an Occupational Therapy baccalaureate degree.

Physical Therapist Assistant Option CTE

This option does NOT make the Physical Therapist Assistant: AAS (CTE)  degree transferable to a Physical Therapy baccalaureate degree.

Radiologic Technology Option CTE

This option does NOT make the Radiologic Technology: AAS (CTE)  degree transferable to a Radiologic Technology baccalaureate degree.

Nursing Option CTE

This option may be helpful for the Nursing: AAS (CTE)  degree RN who is seeking admission to RN to BSN completion programs. Call the nursing academic advisor at (801) 957-6215 for additional information related to these programs.

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

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