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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

Semester 1 – Fall                        

  • Scientific Literacy: Gen Biology I
  • Gen. Chemistry I
  • College Writing I
  • First Year Seminar
  • Quantitative: College Algebra or a higher level MATH course
  • Critical Reading 0/2

Semester 2 – Spring  

  • Gen. Chemistry II
  • Tech Elective
  • General Biology II
  • College Writing II
  • Speech Communication

Semester 3  – Fall     

  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Experiential Learning
  • Social & Cultural Elective: General Psych

Semester 4 – Spring                        

  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Free Elective
  • Grad Audit

Updated: 10/2017

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.

Semester 1 – Fall 

  • Scientific Literacy: Gen Bio I
  • Gen. Chemistry I
  • ENGL 1110 College Writing I
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Critical Reading 0/2

Semester 2 – Spring 

  • Gen. Chemistry II
  • Nutrition
  • College Algebra or a higher level MATH course
  • College Writing II
  • Speech Communication

Semester 3 – Fall   

  • Bioethics
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Quantitative: Statistics
  • Experiential Learning
  • Social & Cultural Elective: General Psych
  • Tech Elective

Semester 4 – Spring

  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Psychopathology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Grad Audit

Updated: 10/2017

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.

Semester 1 – Fall  

  • Scientific Literacy: Gen Biology I
  • Social & Cultural Elective: General Psych
  • College Writing I
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Tech Elective
  • Critical Reading 0/2

Semester 2 – Spring

  • Medical Terminology
  • College Writing II
  • College Algebra or a higher level MATH course
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Free Elective

Semester 3 – Fall 

  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Speech Communication
  • Experiential Learning
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Free Elective

Semester 4 – Spring

  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Quantitative: Statistics
  • Psychopathology
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Grad Audit

Updated: 10/2017

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.

Semester 1 – Fall 

  • Scientific Literacy: Gen Bio
  • Social & Cultural Elective: General Psychology
  • College Writing I
  • First-Year Seminar
  • College Algebra or a higher level MATH course
  • Critical Reading

Semester 2 – Spring   

  • Free Elective: (Nutrition)
  • Tech Elective: (PC Office Applications)
  • College Writing II
  • Speech Communication
  • Free Elective: (General Chemistry I)

Semester 3 – Fall       

  • General Physics I
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Experiential Learning
  • Arts & Humanities Elective

Semester 4 – Spring

  • General Physics II
  • Quantitative: Statistics
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Updated: 10/2017

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

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

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