Academic Program Proposal

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Academic
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MHEC Final
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Community College of Baltimore County
Proposal
Associate of Applied ScienceAllied Health 2/16/2018
Allied Health Program Description
The Allied Health degree provides a seamless pathway for students who have had prior education and national credentialing in health care fields to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.&nbsp; The Allied Health degree permits students who have achieved national certificates in the health fields of surgical technology, sleep technology, pharmacy technician and medical coding professional an avenue to receive credit for prior learning and achieve an associate of applied science degree with no duplication of prior learning content. Additional course work will be completed in the areas of management, leadership, communications, and customer service. <br> <br>The Allied Health program aligns with the CCBC mission of degree completion and provides a mechanism for “Stackable Credentials” with prior learning assessment that is verified through completion of a national certification. This degree provides for articulation of credits from prior assessment while adding credit courses in leadership, management, communications, and customer service. The AAS program will increase skillsets, prepare graduates for expanded roles in leadership and increase opportunities for employment in the health care arena. <br>