Public health is all around us. It’s the seat belt you fasten in your car, the no smoking sign on campus and the flu shot you received last fall. If you’re interested in disease prevention, the promotion of healthy living or the policy regulating all of the above, you should study public health at AACC. Our program is for students interested in pursuing public health and transferring to a four-year institution or gaining personal enrichment. Once general education requirements are satisfied, the program can be completed entirely online.
The School of Health Sciences is proud to offer the following Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in this area of study.
Our Public Health program features a robust curriculum including public health course requirements and general education requirements.
Public health is a versatile field with opportunities to educate the public and your community in improved health as well as disease and injury prevention. Public health workers are found in both public and private organizations and the government. This degree will prepare you for entry-level opportunities in health departments and the health industry. You will also be eligible to transfer to universities that offer bachelor’s degree programs in public health to ready you to pursue one of these careers.
If you decide to earn your A.S. degree in public health professions, you can transfer to complete your four-year degree. We have partnerships and transfer agreements in place with many colleges and universities so you can easily transfer when you're ready. Transfer agreements (or articulation agreements, as they’re officially called) are formal arrangements between institutions that allow certain credits to transfer seamlessly from one school to the other. After completing your degree, you can seamlessly transfer to:
In addition to these colleges, you can work with a transfer advisor to set up a specific plan to transfer to the four-year school of your choice.
Paying for college should be simple! Scholarships are available for the public health professionals of tomorrow.