Health Care Studies

Associate of Science

Finger Lakes Community College

  • Designated As
    Plus Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    64
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Science
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

  • 64 credits - finish in 4 semesters - full-time or part-time options
  • Equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor's degree
  • $207 per credit hour
  • Transfers to healthcare degree programs
  • $0 application fee
  • Medical terminology, nutrition, psychology, ethics, and anatomy


Overview of Finger Lakes CC Health Care Studies AS - Online

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Health Care Studies from Finger Lakes Community College gives you the knowledge and hands-on training you'll need to thrive in today's exciting and evolving field of healthcare. 


The program prepares students for transfer opportunities into specific fields such as Cardiovascular Perfusion, Medical Imaging/Radiography, Medical Technology or Medical Biotechnology, Radiation Therapy, Respiratory, and more. You'll understand how new and emerging technologies can generate better health outcomes, and how to lead the healthcare industry into the future.


This health studies degree program puts you on the path to a four-year degree in a wide range of health fields including an online bachelor's healthcare degree or nursing program. Your coursework in healthcare covers both SUNY general education requirements and specific classes in healthcare that will enable you to explore your academic interests.  Would-be nurses waiting to be admitted to a nursing program can take health studies to get started on required classes and general education courses before beginning a nursing program.


Courses in the Health Care Studies AS

Health Care studies courses in the program include:

  • Career Opportunities in Health Care
  • Medical Terminology
  • Ethical Considerations in Health Care
  • First Aid and Basic Life Support
  • Health
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Life Span Development
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology


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What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. APPLY NOW

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