The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Allied Health degree is a bridge between allied health certificates and a transfer degree. The degree is designed to prepare students to enter the allied health workplace with strong knowledge and skills in college-level math, science, social science and humanities. Degree completers are also eligible to enter related BAS programs at Bellevue College or other system colleges. The degree is designed to provide vertical mobility to individuals with professional certificates in Allied Health disciplines or to provide skills to individuals who have general education credits but no professional training. The degree also provides a link between a certificate, the associate degree, and an applied baccalaureate degree.
Important Notes and Conditions
- A course cannot be credited toward more than one distribution or skill area.
- The Ɨ numbers below are shared (cross listed) courses with other departments. These courses can count only once for credit [Example: GEOG 106 is same as GEOL 106 and may only count as GEOG or GEOL]. Consult course catalog or meet with an advisor.
- “P” grade not allowed in Written Communication, Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.
- Restricted: ANY college level courses not listed in any of the skill area, distribution or transferable electives (generally professional/technical and human development classes)
- Cultural Diversity: Bellevue College requires that one of the distribution courses meet the college’s Diversity Degree Requirement .
Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:
- Locate and understand theoretical underpinnings of specialty within Allied Health.
- Appreciate the role of scientific inquiry and the changing nature of evidence-based medicine.
- Work effectively as a member of health care team
- Understand how Allied Health professions contribute to health care delivery.
- Advocate on behalf of patients to diverse health care practitioners and patient care teams.
- Improve oral and written communications, spoken communication, critical thinking, and quantitative analysis to reflect expertise at the Associate’s level.