Allied Health: Generalist

What You'll Learn Get Started

Allied Health: Generalist

What You'll Learn Get Started

About the Program

We offer an Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Allied Health, perfect for advancing your education and career training in the healthcare field. This degree helps you land a career where you can earn promotions and salary increases. Or, you can continue into an applied baccalaureate program.

Allied Health students at Seattle Central Health Education Center

Career Opportunities

As the healthcare industry evolves, Allied Health professions are essential for access to quality health care in Washington state. The associate degree in Allied Health helps you with career mobility by taking courses in science, math, intercultural communications and other classic studies. This can lead to careers as specialists in management, medical sales and more.


Who Should Enroll?

The Associate of Applied Science –Transfer (AAS–T) degree in Allied Health is for many different types of students:

  • Students who have already earned a healthcare certificate and want career advancement
  • Students who are interested in starting a career in healthcare
  • Students planning on pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Community Health and Education or Healthcare Services Management. 
  • Students accepted into the Respiratory Care or Dental Hygiene program (who will get a more specialized associate degree and continue on to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Allied Health).

Dual Degrees

Two degrees for the price of one. Seattle Central now offers a dual associates degree you can earn at the same time. Follow a guided pathway and you'll earn an AAS-T in Allied Health and an AA-DTA in either Equity & Social Justice, Global Health, Global Studies or Sustainable Agriculture Education at the same time - in just 90 credits. There are several benefits to earning a dual degree:

  • Save time and money by taking only the classes you need
  • Build a solid foundation for BA, BS or BAS degrees
  • Transfer your dual degree directly to a Seattle Central BAS program in Community Health and Education, including the pre-Physician Assistant option, or Healthcare Services Management 
  • Have lots of job choices when you start looking for work 

If you already have a healthcare certificate from a community or technical college, you can build on your credits to earn this flexible associate's degree. Email us at

Ready to Get Started?

If the associate degree in Allied Health sounds like a good fit, learn more about getting started.

Gold Quote Allied Health student

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

Rooda Dhoble, Respiratory Care student


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