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Columbia College Associate in Health Services

View health from many perspectives, and gain a holistic understanding of human well-being with an Associate in Health Services degree from Columbia College.

Gain skills in a clinically focused program from Columbia College

Through courses in the biological sciences, humanities and social sciences, this Columbia College degree provides a strong foundation for further studies or for entry into the health workforce.

Students who choose to continue their education will be well prepared for clinically focused programs and will have a solid grasp of theory-based research and writing.

Those who choose to seek employment in healthcare will have a broad understanding of professional career options in health and human services.

Opportunities to study:

  • Theories of addiction
  • Psychotropic medications
  • Medical technology
  • Demographic changes
  • Human behavior
  • Social psychology

Prepare for a career in health

The health science program at Columbia College gives students a strong foundation in the biological sciences, humanities and social sciences. This cross-disciplinary approach equips students with the ability to view health from many perspectives, leading to a holistic understanding of human well-being.

For this degree, the major-area requirements in biological sciences include anatomy, physiology, chemistry and microbiology. In addition, students study psychology as well as topics such as ethics, communications and social justice within the humanities.

Because the world of health is changing so rapidly, being able to put new information into a holistic context gives our graduates an advantage in their future roles.

Some possible paths include:

  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Patient Account Representative
  • Treatment Coordinator

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

Find your path

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Your degree starts here Take these courses

Available program formats

  • General education requirements 29 credit hours
  • Core requirements 30 credit hours
  • Electives 10-12 credit hours
  • Multicultural requirements 0 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 60-62 credit hours

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