Rowan College at Gloucester County

Health Science (A.A.S.)

​​​​​​Description

This program of study is designed to introduce and enhance career opportunities in various Allied Health disciplines. There are two distinct pathways for students attempting to earn this Health Science degree; introductory to career field and career advancement for those holding a current Allied Health certificate for their discipline.

Students who hold an approved medical license or certificate can complete the remaining degree program electives to earn a degree in Health Science.

Students interested in pursuing one of the following RCGC Allied Health Pathways will automatically be placed in the Health Science degree program:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography [SA]
  • LPN-RN Track
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology [SA]
  • Nursing [SA]
  • Physical Therapist Assistant [SA]
Once a student has been accepted into a selective admission [SA] program, their degree will be changed to the respective major. In the event students decide not to pursue one of the above selective admission programs, they will also have the option to complete the remaining electives for the Health Science degree.

Program Goals

Upon completion of the Heath Sciences program of study, students will be able to:

  • Analyze health care systems and organizations
  • Use learner-centered principles to teach colleagues, patients and the community- at-large about health and medical issues.
  • Locate information needed to make decisions related to health services and systems
  • Perform a career search in health services related fields

Admissions

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or for the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Students may download the Program Requirements​ to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCGC Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Class Schedule Listing shows the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Prospective Students:
For more information on the two-step admissions process, click here.
To schedule an appointment with an Admissions Coordinator, click here and select "Future Nursing and Allied Health Students"
Call:  856-415-2209
Email:  admissions@rcgc.edu

Current RCGC Students:

Samantha Wagner, Counseling Advisor

To schedule an appoitment with Samatha Wagner, click here.
Call:  856-468-5000, ext. 6780

Email:  swagne12@rcgc.edu


NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund​, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.
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Download Program Requirements

 

Transfer Options

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university of their choice.

Rowan students transfer to these universities, as well as others:

  • Rowan University

  • Wilmington University

Students may visit the Career and Planning (CAP) Center to discuss transfer options.​

Career Opportunities

Through this program, students complete the initial degree for pharmacy technicians, dental assistants and similar allied health positions.

U.S. News & World Report shows where these professions rank in U.S. News' Be​st Health Care Jobs listing.

Students may visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.

Disclaimer:
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.