Jul 01, 2022
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 the 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 areas, distribution or transferable electives (generally professional/technical and human development classes)
- Diversity Degree Requirement: 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 the health care team
- Understand how Allied Health professions contribute to health care delivery.
- Advocate on behalf of patients to diverse healthcare 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.
- Completion of all required courses as shown in the worksheet for each Major/Core Requirement with a grade of “C” or better.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
Major / Core Requirement
Complete one or more of the professional certificates in an Allied Health Discipline totaling at least 40 credits.
- Alcohol and Drug Counseling (not currently offered) 50 CR
- Clinical Laboratory Assistant 50-59 CR
- Emergency Department Technician (not currently offered) 52-61 CR
- Health Unit Coordinator (not currently offered) 63-72 CR
- Medical Administrative Assistant 48-57 CR
- Medical Assistant 83-92 CR
- Medical Billing and Coding 63-72 CR
- Phlebotomy Technician 43-52 CR
Complete 26 credits of General Education from the following distribution areas:
Select additional courses from the Allied Health department or General Education to meet the degree total of 90 credits. One of the courses must meet a Diversity Degree Requirement .