Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

    Requirements

    Students must complete an entrance exam, drug screening and background check before acceptance into the program. 

    School Overview

    Independence University belongs to a family of colleges and universities with educational roots dating back to 1891. In 1978, IU began to offer education at a distance and operated as California College for Health Sciences. In 2005 it became Independence University, a name that more accurately reflects the institution’s broader range of programs and its philosophy that education should lead to greater independence.

    Today, IU is comprised of four schools: the School of Healthcare, the School of Business, the School of Technology, and the School of Graphic Arts. Independence University offers a wide selection of employment-focused online programs to help students launch or advance a career with associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.

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