Program Overview

Northland Community and Technical College offers an Associate of Science in Health Sciences as part of a broad exposure to subjects relating to health services. The program is intended to be a transfer program that meets the admissions requirements for a variety of topics in health studies. Students can prepare for careers by completing subjects such as nursing, social work, nutrition, health education, and exercise science utilizing the general education and health elective courses, in which individuals will take part in.

The program consists of courses which emphasize the development of health science studies and understanding of anatomy and physiology. The curriculum consists of 60 credit hours of classes which include anatomy and physiology, survey of general, organic, and biochemistry, and introduction to psychology.

Potential qualifications that graduates should be able to demonstrate consist of effective communication skills at the individual and group levels, the ability to identify the components of the healthcare delivery system and external environmental factors affecting the management of healthcare organizations, and to analyze laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policy that impact healthcare organizations and health services delivery.

In addition, students will also be expected to analyze the responsibility and operations of a healthcare organization to identify and resolve problems and improve performance, and to demonstrate an understanding of the roles, perspectives, and expectations of clinical practitioners, how they differ from nonclinical staff, and the challenges these differences present for management.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Founded in 1949, Northland Community and Technical College has a main campus located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota and a secondary campus located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, along with the Aerospace Campus and Roseau Satellite Site. Northland is a two-year, public institution that works in partnership with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to establish and promote transfer agreements into four-year programs.

    Northland offers associate's degrees and certificates, many of which can be earned completely online through the Online Learning department.

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