HACC Associate Degree in Health Science

Earn Your Associate Degree in Health Science 

Exciting news for Board Certificants! Increase the value of your Board Certification with an Associate of Health Science degree from HACC. HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, awards current Board Certificants 30 college credits toward the total 61 credits required to achieve this degree.

"It was a pleasure to meet representation from HACC at the recent AMTA School Summit. I am so proud to see my home state leading the way in recognizing and promoting the value of Board Certification," described NCBTMB Board Chair, Dr. Leena Guptha.

Requirements for Associate of Health Science Degree

The Associate of Health Science is a degree completion program designed for actively credentialed or licensed health care professionals currently working in their fields. The entire degree requires 61 credits, 30 of which are awarded with proof of current Board Certification and employment in the field. Recipients must complete additional credits at HACC by taking general education/core courses and other coursework in the areas of Management and Marketing, Social Service, Gerontology or Information Technology. Students with transfer credits must take at least 16 credits at HACC.

Interested in Board Certification? Please visit http://www.ncbtmb.org/board-certification/board-certification.

Earn Your Degree Online

HACC's Virtual Learning has been offering quality, convenient, and affordable online courses since 2004. Wherever you may be, you can be confident HACC provides the convenience of online courses (as well as 5 campus locations in Central Pennsylvania) to help you achieve your degree. 

How to Apply

For more information on an Associate Degree in Health Science from HACC, please visit http://www.hacc.edu/ProgramsandCourses/Programs/HealthCareers/Health-Science.cfm.

To apply at HACC:

  • Visit HACC’s website and click “Apply Now!!”  (You can choose to apply online or submit a paper application).
  • Fill out all required information to complete the application.
  • Select “Health Science” as your major when filling out your application.
  • Save, review, and submit your application.
  • Contact Vicki Gentzel (by email at vlgentze@hacc.edu or by phone at 717-780-1992) to discuss next steps.
  • Gather the necessary documents required for verification of NCBTMB Board Certification and employment. Both are required as part of the initial credit evaluation process.

Questions about the application process? Please visit http://www.hacc.edu/NewStudents/Apply/index.cfm.

About HACC

HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, was established in 1964 and is the largest and oldest of Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges.  The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

For any additional information about HACC, please visit www.hacc.edu.

HACC does not discriminate in employment, student admissions, and student services on the basis of race, color, religion, age, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, place of birth, General Education Development Certification (GED), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic history/information or any other legally protected classification.

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