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Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Specialties

Program Details

Independence University (IU) offers an online Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Specialties degree. The completely online environment of this course offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending class during their free time.

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to become successful in the medical field. Students will receive a solid foundation in many specialties related to health with courses in various medical disciplines. The program focuses on helping students prepare to take certification and licensing courses. However, some fields may require students to take additional exams to ensure their proficiency in a specific area.

Independence University requires 90 credit hours in order to complete this program. This program is designed to prepare students for employment opportunities in many entry-level positions, including medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, home health aides and more. Eligible students will have to complete an entrance exam, drug screening and background check.


This degree program requires 90.5 total credits for completion.

  • Computer Literacy Assessment (CLA)
  • High school transcript or a copy of a high school diploma, or a GED, HiSET, or TASC

Accreditation & Licensing

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges


Independence University is a branch campus of Stevens-Henager College, which is a member of NC-SARA. This program may not be authorized for students residing in non-member states and territories.