Health Sciences, A.A.S.

Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, e-Learning

The Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences prepares students to enter allied health care careers and to apply or transfer to a variety of health care training programs. Students need to consult with a Health Sciences advisor before registering for courses.

A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses. A grade of C- is not considered passing.

Minimum Credit Hours 60
General Education Requirements 18-19
Emphasis Area Requirements 41-42
General Education Requirements
Written Communication Skills
WRTG S111*Writing Across Contexts3
WRTG S211*Writing and the Humanities3
or WRTG S212 *Writing and the Professions
Oral Communication Skills
Select one of the following3
*Fundamentals of Oral Communication
*Small Group Communication and Team Building
*Interpersonal Communication
*Public Speaking
Computational Skills
MATH S105Intermediate Algebra3-4
or HS S116 Mathematics in Health Care
Other Skills
PSY S111*Introduction to Psychology 13
or PSY S250 *Lifespan Development
HS S135Medical Terminology3
Pre-Nursing Qualifications Emphasis
Emphasis Requirements41-42
BIOL S111*Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL S112*Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL S240Introductory Microbiology4
CHEM S103*Introduction to General Chemistry 24
HS S203Science of Nutrition3
Advisor approved electives (in the following areas: BA, BIOL, CHEM, HS, HIM, HUMS, PSY)22-27
Medical Assisting Emphasis
Emphasis Requirements41-42
MA S133Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative I4
MA S142Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical I4
MA S233Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative II4
MA S242Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical II4
MA S294AMedical Assisting Practicum4
Advisor approved electives (in the following areas: BA, BIOL, CHEM, HS, HIM, HUMS, PSY)21-22
Behavioral Health Emphasis
Emphasis Requirements41-42
HUMS S101 Introduction to Behavioral Health Practices3
HUMS S135Beginning Therapeutic Interventions3
HUMS S140Behavioral Health and the Good Life3
HUMS S180Introduction to Addiction, Trauma, and Crises3
HUMS S201 Introduction to Integrative Behavioral Health3
Advisor approved electives (in the following areas: BA, BIOL, CHEM, HS, HIM, HUMS, PSY)26-27

Consult with an advisor to determine which PSY course meets your educational plan.


CHEM S103 is required only if a lab chemistry course is not taken and passed in high school with a C (2.0) or higher.

1. Demonstrate health science skills in one of the emphasis areas to meet Alaska’s health workforce needs.

2. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

3. Apply vocabulary pertinent in allied health careers.

4.  Demonstrate knowledge of computational skills.

5. Demonstrate knowledge of human behaviors.