About the Program
Seattle Central offers an Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Allied Health, which is perfect for advancing your education and career training in the healthcare field. This path enables students to access high demand healthcare careers with access to employment and wage progression or continue into an applied baccalaureate program.
The Allied Health associate degree has three focus areas: Generalist, Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Care. Students studying to become dental hygienists or respiratory care practitioners will continue in those tracks to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Allied Health.
As the healthcare industry evolves, existing and emerging Allied Health professions are essential for access to quality health care in Washington state. The associate degree in Allied Health helps students attain career mobility skills by taking courses in management, education and classic studies in humanities, math and science. This can lead to careers as clinical education specialists in their discipline, including management, medical sales and other options.
Who Should Enroll?
The generalist Associate of Applied Science –Transfer (AAS–T) degree in Allied Health is for students:
- Who have already earned an Allied Health professional certificate and seek career advancement
- Who are interested in starting a career in an Allied Health field
- Who want to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Community Health and Education or Healthcare Services Management.
Students studying to become dental hygienists or respiratory care practitioners will receive a more specialized associate degree and continue in those tracks to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Allied Health. Learn more about getting started in the generalist Allied Health associate degree.
Don’t be intimidated by hard work. At first your program might seem difficult, but never give up on your dreams and you’ll reach your goal.
Rooda Dhoble, Respiratory Care student