The allied health field offers a diverse range of careers, but they all have a shared goal–to help people. Whether you see yourself as a nurse providing patient care, a radiographer taking X-rays of injured patients, or an EMT responding to accident scenes, Valencia College can help you develop the skills and expertise you need to be successful in this high-demand career field.
Programs and Degrees
Associate in Arts
An A.A. degree takes about two years to complete and will prepare you to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior. With an A.A. Degree Pathway, you can meet most upper division prerequisites for a specific major. Some Degree Pathways are based upon articulation agreements with specific universities. They are designed for students to transfer to a particular public or private university as a junior to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree in a specific major. For more information, visit Articulation Agreements for Degree Pathways.
Associate in Science
Jump right into the job market with an A.S. degree from Valencia College. You can gain the marketable skills needed for an exciting career and a well-paying job in a little over two years if you are enrolled full time. Or you can build on your skills and transfer into an eligible bachelor’s degree offered at Valencia College or another Florida state college.
Bachelor of Science
Continue your education beyond the associate level with a bachelor’s degree. The B.S. or B.A.S degree will build on your skills and prepare you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. The upper-division courses build on an associate degree and take about two years to complete.
Advanced Technical Certificate
Supplement your associate degree with advanced specialized training in your field of study. Students who have already received an eligible associate degree and are seeking to enhance their skills with advanced specialized training in their field of study may seek an Advanced Technical Certificate. Most can be completed in one year or less.
Get on the fast track to career success with a technical certificate. Technical certificates are designed to prepare you for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement, and most can be completed in one year or less. You can also use your credits earned toward the completion of a related A.S. degree.
Continuing Education provides non-degree, non-credit programs including industry-focused training, professional development, language courses, certifications and custom course development for organizations. Day, evening, weekend, online and distance learning courses are available.
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