Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S. (code AS.PBH.PUBLIC-HEA)
Total Credit Hours: 60 credit hours.
Purpose: For students interested in pursuing public health or health care management and transferring to a four-year institution or gaining personal enrichment.
Range of Occupations
Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.
Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening
This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see the Health Sciences section of this catalog.
A grade of C or better in all Public Health Professions Core Requirements is required to progress in the program. Please note the Public Health option requires completion of a service learning assignment/general community service project (PBH 203). Students in the Public Health option may also be required to complete a criminal background check.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study. This sequence incorporates all of the student’s requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success. It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.
Successful completion of ENG 121 fully satisfies the college English composition general education requirements. Students who take ENG 121 and not ENG 111-ENG 112 may need to take an additional elective course to ensure that they complete a minimum of 60 credits which are required for the award of an associate degree*. These credit hours must be chosen with the approval of the department chair or program coordinator.