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Allied Health - AAS

The Allied Health program establishes an excellent foundation for many allied health careers and educational programs. The purpose of this degree is to get students ready to either transfer into an allied health career program or to a pre-professional program at a four-year college.

The degree is highly flexible and offers “focused” pathways to accommodate various pre-requisite requirements for the many health-related programs students may enter. Possible professions include but are not limited to: laboratory scientist, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and nursing.

Students who complete an Allied Health Associate’s Degree, including two courses in substance abuse as Concentration electives (e.g., PSYC 1130 and PSYC 1140) are eligible for certification as a Licensed Substance Abuse Associate by the Counseling and Therapy Practice Board of New Mexico.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2023-2024 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 60 Credit Hours

General Education Core (17 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (6 credit hours)
ENGL1110 Composition I 3
Area II. Mathematics* (4 credit hours)
MATH1215 Intermediate Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory Science* (4 credit hours)
BIOL1110 General Biology 3
BIOL1110L General Biology Lab 1
BIOL1140 Biology for Health Sciences 3
BIOL1140L Biology for Health Sciences Lab 1
CHEM1120 Introduction to Chemistry(Non-Majors) 3
CHEM1120L Introduction to Chemistry Lab(Non-Majors) 1
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
PSYC1110 Introduction to Psychology 3
Area V. Flex (3 credit hours)
BCIS1110 Intro to Information Systems 3
Concentration Requirements (22 credit hours)
AH113 Medical Terminology 3
AH205 Allied Health Seminar 2
BIOL2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL2210L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
BIOL2225 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL2225L Human Antmy & Physiology II Lab 1
COMM1130 Public Speaking 3
COMM2120 Interpersonal Communication 3
NUTR2110 Human Nutrition 3
PSYC2120 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC2210 Abnormal Psychology 3
Approved Concentration Electives** (21 credit hours)
AH105 Nursing Assistant Training 4
AH110 Health Care Information Systems 3
AH120 CPR for Health Professionals 1
ANTH1115 Introduction to Anthropology 3
BIOL1135 Introductory Environmental Scien 4
BIOL2110L Princ. of Biology: Cellular Lab 1
BIOL2310L Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL2505 Pathophiology 4
BIOL2610L Principles of Biology:Biodiversity, Ecology, andEvolution Lab 1
CHW101 Community Health Worker I 4
CHW102 Community Health Worker II 4
ECED1115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2
EMT150 Emergency Medical Tech-Basic 8
EMT150L Emergency Medical Tech-Basic Lab 3
EMT180 Emergency Med Tech Field/Clinic 1
FS110 Hazardous Materials Responder 3
HD260 Critical Thinking & Prob Solving 3
HLED1130E Concepts of Health & Wellnes**DISTANCE LEARNING** 3
MATH1350 Introduction to Statistics 3
MGMT2110 Principles of Management 3
PHED1610 Fitness for Life 2
PSYC1130E Introduction to Substance Abuse**DISTANCE LEARNING** 3
PSYC1140E Psychology of Drug and AlcoholAbuse (DL)**DISTANCE LEARNING** 3
SOCI1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPAN1410 Spanish for Health Care Prof 3
STEM105 Computer Use-Scientific Research 3
*It is essential that students see a Student Success Specialist to ensure that the proper course sequence is followed. **In consultation with a Student Success Specialist and with approval by the Academic Director, additional courses not listed may be used as approved electives.