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Why Choose Pre-Allied Health at PPCC?

Pre-Allied Health is designed for students who are interested in the field of medical science. This degree prepares you by offering the first two years of education, then transferring to another school for your bachelor's and beyond. You will work closely with an advisor to identify your goals and plan your degree to meet your needs.

What do PPCC Pre-Allied Health students study?

Choose the Associate of Science in Pre-Allied Health if you plan to go into medical technology or physical therapy. As specific requirements may vary among different schools, students are encouraged to consult the college catalog of the school to which they plan to apply. Meet with an advisor to plan your classes.

This degree emphasizes:

  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Classes You Might Take

Examines the fundamental molecular, cellular, and genetic principles characterizing plants and animals. Includes cell structure and function, the metabolic processes of respiration, and photosynthesis, as well as cell reproduction and basic concepts of heredity. The course includes laboratory experience.
Focuses on an integrated study of the human body, including the histology, anatomy, and physiology of each system. Examines molecular, cellular, and tissue levels of organization plus integuments, skeletal, articulations, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience covering experimentation, microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence.
Focuses on basic chemistry and measurement, matter, chemical formulas, reactions and equations, stoichiometry, and thermochemistry. This courses covers the development of atomic theory culminating in the use of quantum numbers to determine electron configurations of atoms and the relationship of electron configuration to chemical bond theory and molecular orbital theory. The course includes gases, liquids, and solids and problem-solving skills are emphasized through laboratory experiments.
Provides an introductory level course in computer programming using a high level programming language. The course will cover design and development of simple software applications. Topics covered will include design of software from initial phase through coding phase, input and output of data, functions or methods, control structures, arrays and error handling.

Career Options

This degree is for students who plan to transfer. If students are interested in the medical field, this degree will prepare you for your bachelor's and beyond. Consider careers such as:

  • Medical Technology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Become a Doctor
  • Related Medical Fields