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Allied Health Degrees

Kestone College offers a number of pre-professional tracts in the allied health disciplines including; nursing, occupational therapy , radiologic technology and diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy , respiratory careb , cardiac perfusion , medical technology, and cytotechnology. These programs provide the first two years of study required for the respective disciplines. After successful completion of all required coursework and EXPL hours of study at Keystone College, the student will have the opportunity to transfer credits to articulating schools as listed for completion of studies within the discipline. The completion phase is usually an additional two years of study at the affiliate university. Students in good academic standing will have all credits taken at Keystone College transfer into their respective affiliate programs.

Pre-Medical Technology/Biotechnology

Medical technologists are clinical laboratory scientists, who perform and use sophisticated laboratory techniques to aid the physician in uncovering diseases and monitoring medical conditions.

The pre-medical technology/biotechnology emphasis at Keystone College prepares students for entrance into the SUNY Upstate Medical University 2+2 program in medical technology.

-A.S. Pre-Medical Technology – Two-Year Curriculum Guide


The nursing curriculum prepares students to work with physicians and other health care professionals wherever health care is provided. The cytotechnology curriculum prepares students as clinical investigators specializing in identification of cellular abnormalities, and aids in the diagnosis of benign and malignant conditions. The nursing/cytotechnology emphasis prepares students for entry into baccalaureate programs in nursing or cytotechnology.

-A.S. Pre-Nursing – Two-Year Curriculum Guide

Pre-Occupational Therapy/Respiratory Care

Occupational therapists use goal-directed activities to promote functional performance in individuals affected by physical injury, birth defects, aging, or emotional or developmental problems. Respiratory therapists perform studies of pulmonary function in patients, aid in pulmonary treatment and exercise, and assist the physician in treating patients with pulmonary disease. This emphasis prepares students for entry into articulating schools, Thomas Jefferson University and SUNY Upstate Medical University respectively. These are both 2+2 BS programs.

-A.S. Pre-Occupational Therapy/Respiratory Care – Two-Year Curriculum Guide

Pre-Radiotherapy/Medical Imaging/Ultrasound

Radiotherapists assist physicians in treating patients with malignancies. Radiotherapists use targeted radiation to shrink or destroy malignancies. Medical imaging technologists assist in diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions using x-ray imaging, CT scanning, medical ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine. Cardiac perfusion technologists are operating room specialists who conduct cardiopulmonary bypass during open heart surgery. This track prepares students for entry into the 2+2 affiliate programs at Thomas Jefferson University and SUNY Upstate Medical College.

-A.S. Pre-Radiotherapy/Medical Imaging/Ultrasound – Two-Year Curriculum Guide

College Catalog

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Develop an additional focus of study to help expand your resume by completing another minor.

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.

Real World Experience

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.


Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and creates positive lifelong attributes.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects and service-learning experiences and make a positive difference in the greater community.


Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

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