Program Description

As the number of specialized jobs increase, the option to specifically tailor course work to a student's academic and career goals becomes increasingly important.  The Associate of Applied Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Healthcare) provides an educational foundation of roles that span multiple disciplines in the healthcare environment.  These fields may include health information technology, nursing, surgical technology and radiology.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the popularity of Interdisciplinary Studies has increased significantly form a 1996-1997 total of 9,182 to the 2006-2007 total of 15,830.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies program at Albany Technical College is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions in today's healthcare field.  This program offers students learning opportunities that develop higher level academic skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. 

The program of study includes a set of core courses that builds on interdisciplinary in the study of health and provides a basic knowledge of health-related issues. The degree program also includes a set of two concentrations, of which a student must complete both, that emphasize some of the frequent skills healthcare provide utilize daily:

  • Healthcare Office Assistant Degree Specialization
  • Nurse Aide Specialization

By increasing the amount of General Studies course students take, students will gain more communication skills, thinking and problem solving skills, core technology  skills and interpersonal skills,  Gaining these skills makes these student much more likely to be qualified for promotions, management opportunities, and even business ownership.

Interdisciplinary Studies - Dual Enrollment Degree (61 hrs)
core courses
Area I Language Arts/Communications
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition
ENGL 1105 Technical Communications (3)
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking
Area II Social/Behavior Sciences
Select two of the following courses
ECON 1101 Principles of Economics
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
HIST 1111 World History 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
Area III Natural Sciences/Mathematics
MATH 1111 College Algebra
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling (3)
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus (3)
Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts
Select one of the following two courses for a min. of 3 cr.:
ENGL 2130 American Literature
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation
Interdisciplinary Studies - Dual Enrollment Degree
occupational courses
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy
ALHS 1090 Medical Termonology/Allied Health Sciences
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2113L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2114L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
Must complete both specializations (27 cr)
Healthcare Office Assistant (16 cr)
Degree Specialization
BUSN 1440 Document Production
BUSN 1015 Introduction to Healthcare Reimbursement 3
BUSN 2340 Healthcare Administrative Procedures 4
HIMT 1250 Health Record Content and Structure 2
MAST 1120 Human Diseases 3
Nurse Aide (11 cr)
Degree Specialization
ALHS 1060 Diet And Nutrition for AHS
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Healthcare 3
NAST 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals 6

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Program Admission Information


Min. ScoresDegreeDiploma
Sentence Skills 70  
Reading Comp. 64  
Arithmetic N/A  
Algebra 57  

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