Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree Programs

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Imagine yourself as a Physician Assistant or Occupational Therapist? Take this first step to careers in Community Health Education, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Nutrition Sciences and other health- related careers. Students are prepared to enter several different bachelor degree programs throughout the metropolitan area.

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Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. Public Health and related fields is among the fastest growing employment areas in NYC and the nation.

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Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Programs

One of the oldest known therapeutic treatments, Massage Therapy is increasingly recognized and incorporated into more traditional medical treatments. This degree -- the only such higher education program in the metropolitan area -- offers a strong academic foundation and practical applications of both Eastern and Western massage techniques.

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Medical office assistants are in demand. The certificate program (see below) is the foundation for this degree. Students expand their general medical knowledge and administrative skills, and gain proficiency in additional clinical procedures needed for this field.

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The Nursing program combines a rigorous 67-credit program with clinical experiences, preparing graduates to provide direct care to patients with common, well-defined health care needs in a variety of structured health care settings. Admission is highly competitive, and is based on successful completion of a pre-Nursing curriculum.

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Certificate Program

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The certificate program in Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding, and Billing will offer both employees in the field and newly graduated high school students educational opportunity in health care office administration. The curriculum will develop students' communication, interpersonal and business management skills; provide a broad understanding of the ways in which society deals with health and disease, with selected exercises in physiology and anatomy; and provide instruction in medical office proce-dures, computer use, coding and billing, including a coop¬erative education experience.

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Students may achieve their certificate in this 30-credit program and are ready for initial employment in the medical assistant field. Coursework includes medical secretarial skills, basic biological principles, public health sciences and medical office clinical procedures.

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Potential Careers / Transfer Paths

What careers can I pursue after Queensborough?

With a degree/certificate from Queensborough Community College, you can achieve extraordinary success in a wide variety of careers. Visit CareerTraQ to get started exploring potential options. Also, visit the Office of Career Services page for valuable resources to aid you in career planning.

Where can I transfer after Queensborough?

Queensborough Community College has transfer agreements with several colleges and universities for you to continue to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in your chosen field. Visit our Transfer Agreements page to learn more.

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Contact the Health Related Sciences Academy


Medical Arts Building, Room 326
Telephone: 718-281-5139

Academy Office Hours:
Monday: 8:45am-6pm
Tuesday: 8:45am-7pm
Wednesday: 8:45am-7pm
Thursday: 8:45am-6pm
Friday: 8:45am-5pm

Academy Lead Adviser:

Ms. Gail Camille Patterson

Academy Advisers:

Mr. Arthur Abramov
Ms. Amanda Ammirati
Ms. Deborah Karlin
Ms. Sabera Saadullah

College Office Assistant
Ms. Margarita Rice

Faculty Coordinators:

Ms. Alexandra Tarasko, Professor, Nursing
Office Location: M-322
Extension: 6085

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