Residential classes

Aug
30

next start date

16

week semester

5

year locked-in tuition

Online & night classes

Jun
28

next start date

8

week sessions

$375

undergraduate tuition

Available program formats: In class: AS

Columbia College Associate in Health Sciences

Learn to combine the clinical and human elements of health care with an Associate in Health Sciences degree from Columbia College.

Explore health sciences at Columbia College

As patients, we don’t often see the rich diversity of the healthcare system—but this program integrates the scientific aspects (human biology and chemistry) with the human elements, deepening your understanding of the field as a whole.

The curriculum integrates core courses in social sciences (like lifespan developmental psychology) with general biology and chemistry, ensuring that you have a comprehensive understanding of patients’ experiences and conditions. You’ll also become familiar with medical terminology, theory-based research and ethics.

Opportunities to study:

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Organic chemistry
  • Healthcare services
  • Theory-based research & writing

Prepare to support healthcare operations

Columbia College graduates’ strong background in science, management and communication ensures that they are equipped for many different jobs within the fast-growing healthcare field. You’ll be able to follow your interests into medical billing and records, pharmacy or surgical support, community health or medical office operations.

The health sciences degree also prepares you for further academic study in clinically focused programs or in health and human services.

Some possible paths include:

  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Fitness / Wellness Manager
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Medical Assistant
  • Director of Health and Wellness
  • Patient Account Specialist
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Questions about admissions? Call the main line.

Main line: (573) 875-8700


Want to know more about our programs? Contact the department.

Department phone: 573-875-7568
Office: STC 319
Email: NSM@CCIS.edu

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Available program formats

  • General education requirements 29 credit hours
  • Core requirements 30 credit hours
  • Electives 1-3 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 60-62 credit hours

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