Prepare for a Career in the Medical Field with our Health Sciences Programs

With two-year Health Science associate degree programs, students receive academic knowledge and hands-on training in chosen disciplines through labs and clinics. The Health Sciences programs are pathways to enter or advance in the actual workforce or prepare for licensure exams.

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Average Salary

Across a variety of positions in the healthcare industry.

2.6 million

New Jobs

Are to be created for Healthcare occupations over the next decade!


Job Growth

Is predicted for Healthcare occupations.


Median wage

For healthcare practitioners and technical occupations annually.

  • As per BLS, the average salary for healthcare occupations ranges from $30k to $75k based on position and skills.
  • As per BLS, there would be 16% job growth between 2020-2030 in healthcare occupations, leading to 2.6 million new jobs, which is much faster than other occupations.

Begin a Rewarding Career with an Associate Degree Programs in Health Science

With Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degrees in Health Sciences, begin training for a lucrative career in the healthcare industry. Blue Ridge CTC programs provide:

  • Industry-driven training required to enter the medical workforce.
  • An edge to increased employability or career advancements.
  • Preparation for national licensure examinations.
  • Practical exposure through clinical rotations or externship opportunities to build workforce readiness vital for healthcare occupations.

Embark on Endless Career Opportunities in Health Sciences!

Apart from academics, Blue Ridge CTC helps match students with the best career choices by providing dedicated job search and placement assistance. With an associate degree in Health Sciences, students pave their way to career options including:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Registered Nurse
  • And more!

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Why Choose Blue Ridge CTC?

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides access to a range of affordable, flexible two-year associate degree programs in the Health Sciences disciplines. We offer high-quality instruction and career assistance that meets every career goal!

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Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic career.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have doubts about pursuing Blue Ridge CTC associate degree programs in Health Sciences? We can help!

The Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences costs less than a bachelor’s degree and takes about two years to complete. The degree provides hands-on practice on state-of-the-art medical equipment, skills to work with patients in a cooperative environment, and the knowledge required to qualify for the state licensure exam. The degree provides a foundation to make or advance a career within allied healthcare or caregiving professions or plan towards the undergraduate programs.
Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree programs in Health Science require 60 credits, which takes about 2 years to complete when enrolled as a full-time student.
Students can apply for the following Health Science degree programs at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College:
  • Associate Degree in Healthcare Professions
  • Associate Degree Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation
  • Associate Degree of Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation,
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Associate Degree in Paramedic
  • Associate Degree in Physical Therapist
Health Science associate degree programs do not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.
Admission requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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