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Allied Health Degrees

Keystone College offers an Associate in Science degree with several emphasis options within the allied health disciplines. The allied health science degrees are preparatory programs that provide the first two years of study in the chosen discipline and prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate programs at one of our articulating schools or transfer institution. Students are not limited to affiliate schools, but will find these choices do often provide the best transfer options.

Medical Technology Emphasis

Medical technologists are clinical laboratory scientists who perform and use sophisticated laboratory techniques to aid physicians and other medical professionals in diagnosing diseases and monitoring medical conditions. A medical technologist is often on the leading edge of scientific research and plays an increasingly valuable role in the field of science and health care.

The pre-medical technology emphasis at Keystone College prepares students for articulation into into baccalaureate programs:

 

Course Guide for the Allied Health: Medical Technology Emphasis A.S. Degree

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Allied Health: Medical Technology Emphasis A.S. Degree

First Year 
First Semester

  • General Biology I
  • General Chemistry I
  • College Writing I
  • First Year Seminar
  • Math Elective
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading exempt
Second Semester

  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry II
  • College Writing II
  • Health / Wellness Elective
Second Year
First Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective (Area 1)

  • Anatomy and Physiology I

  • Organic Chemistry I

  • Speech Communications

  • Experiential Learning

  • General Psychology

Second Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective (Area 2)

  • Anatomy and Physiology II

  • Microbiology

  • Statistics

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Discipline 2 – not
    Psychology)

 

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Nursing / Cytotechnology Emphasis

Nursing

Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging fields in today’s health care industry and you can make a real difference in people’s lives by caring for them. This program will help prepare you to enter into a nursing or baccalaureate program. We’ve developed articulation agreements with:

Cytotechnology

Cytotechnology is the study of cells for evidence of disease, such as cancer. Cytotechnologists are often employed in hospitals, laboratories and university research centers. Cytotechnology continues to be a rewarding profession in the health care field for those with the necessary academic and professional skills. To help prepare our students to enter into a baccalaureate cytotechnology program, Keystone has articulation agreements with:

Course Guide for the Allied Health: Nursing / Cytotechnology Emphasis A.S. Degre

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Allied Health: Nursing / Cytotechnology Emphasis A.S. Degree

First Year 
First Semester

  • General Biology I
  • General Chemistry I
  • College Writing I
  • First Year Seminar
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading exempt
Second Semester

  • Nutrition
  • General Chemistry II
  • Speech Communications
  • College Writing II
  • College Algebra
Second Year
First Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology I

  • Bioethics

  • Experiential Learning
  • Statistics

  • Arts and Humanities Electives
Second Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective

  • Anatomy and Physiology II

  • Microbiology

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Psychopathology

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Allied Health – Occupational Therapy / Respiratory Care Emphasis

Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist helps patients improve their ability to perform tasks of daily living in both home and work environments. They work with individuals who suffer from physically, developmentally or emotionally disabling conditions.

The Occupational Therapy emphasis prepares students for entry into a 2+2 BS program with an articulating school:

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists help people who have difficulty breathing due to illness or injury. Practicing under the directions of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures.

The Respiratory Therapy emphasis prepares students for entry into a 2+2 BS programs with the following articulating schools:

Course Guide for the Allied Health: Occupational Therapy / Respiratory Care Emphasis A.S. Degree

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Allied Health: Occupational Therapy / Respiratory Care Emphasis A.S. Degree

First Year 
First Semester

  • General Biology I
  • College Writing I
  • First Year Seminar
  • General Psychology
  • Technology Elective
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading exempt
Second Semester

  • Medical Terminology
  • Health and Wellness Elective
  • Developmental Psychology
  • College Writing II
  • College Algebra
Second Year
First Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Speech Communications
  • Experiential Learning
  • Introduction to Sociology
Second Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Statistics
  • Psychopathology
  • Free Elective

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Radiotherapy/Medical Imaging/Cardiac Perfusion Emphasis

Medical Imaging technologists use technology to produce medical images for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease by taking images with ultrasound, nuclear medicine, X-ray, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

While gaining expertise in radiography (X-ray technologist, radiation therapist) students can choose to specialize in an additional discipline such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT technology (CAT scan), nuclear medicine, diagnostic medical sonography (Ultrasound), and cardiovascular diagnostic techniques (echocardiography, cardia catheterization).

Transfer Agreements
Students interested in these disciplines often pursue multi-competency degrees in four-year (2+2) baccalaureate degree programs. Because of this, Keystone College has secured transfer agreements with such schools as

Course Guide for the Allied Health: Radiotherapy / Medical Imaging / Cardiac Perfusion Emphasis A.S. Degree

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Allied Health: Radiotherapy / Medical Imaging / Cardiac Perfusion Emphasis A.S. Degree.

First Year 
First Semester

  • General Biology I
  • College Writing I
  • First Year Seminar
  • General Chemistry
  • Speech Communications
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading exempt
Second Semester

  • Medical Terminology
  • College Writing II
  • Math Elective (Pre-Calculus)
  • Health and Wellness Elective
  • Technology Elective
  • General Chemistry II
Second Year
First Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Experiential Learning
  • General Physics I
  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective
  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective
Second Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Statistics
  • General Physics II

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Our Successful Graduates

Graduates of Allied Health programs at Keystone College have been accepted into bachelor degree programs at Florida Gulf Coast University, Keiser University, Marywood University, Milikan University, Misericordia University, Penn State University, Robert Marris University, SUNY Upstate Medical, Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Scranton, and William Patterson.

 

College Catalog

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