Enroll in the Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Professions Program

With Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Healthcare Professions, students receive industry-driven practical skills through hands-on training that prepares them for well-paying medical professions and future programs.

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Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Professions program is designed by experienced faculty members. It allows students to learn essential workforce-ready skill sets to reach career objectives in a shorter duration.

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Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Associate degree in Healthcare Professions. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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The Medical Field

The Healthcare Professions degree is designed for students who are seeking broad knowledge in the medical industry.

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To Transfer

Students may pursue the Healthcare Professions program if they are planning to transfer to an intensive medical training program and first must complete required prerequisites.

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Medical Knowledge

Students who are unsure of their pathway in healthcare may pursue a general healthcare professions program.

54%

University Transfer

And 34% employment was achieved by our alumni after completing Associate Degree programs.

Why Earn an Associate Degree in Healthcare Professions?

With Blue Ridge CTC’s Healthcare Professions program, students experience workforce readiness, career advancement opportunity, and preparedness for a four-year program in healthcare. The degree allows students to:

    • Demonstrate appropriate verbal, non-verbal, therapeutic, professional, and technological communication skills.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in using sound clinical decisions.
    • Perform an informed discussion about the moral, ethical, and legal aspects of the healthcare profession.
    • Get medical knowledge and terminology and refine communications and life skills.

Explore a Medical Career With a Healthcare Professions Associate Degree

Looking forward to making a rewarding career in healthcare disciplines? The associate degree in Healthcare Professions allows students to learn the essential job responsibilities, life skills, and analytical thinking capabilities to become successful healthcare professionals.

Throughout the Healthcare Professions Associate degree program, students learn to demonstrate appropriate verbal, non-verbal, therapeutic, professional, and technological communication skills. These skills prepare students well to work in a variety of healthcare settings, gain proficiency in using sound clinical decision-making to plan safe and effective client care.

Earn your Degree from the Blue Ridge CTC School of Allied Health Sciences!

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Degree Program

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On-campus, Hybrid, Online

60

Credit Hours

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

With Blue Ridge CTC’s Healthcare Professions associate degree, students learn the necessary workplace abilities for seeking employability and career advancement opportunities.

The Associate degree in Healthcare Professions teaches students the fundamental concepts required to succeed in healthcare occupations or plan a pathway for four-year programs. Students gain sound medical knowledge, essential life skills, and transferable skills . The curriculum lets students:

    • Demonstrate appropriate verbal, non-verbal, therapeutic, professional, and technological communication skills.
    • Facilitate collaboration techniques among all health care team members and the patients in their care.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in using sound clinical decision-making to plan safe and effective client care.
    • Perform an informed discussion about the healthcare professional’s moral, ethical, and legal aspects.

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What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Learn more about alumni who successfully reached their goals by earning an education at Blue Ridge CTC!

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Associate Degree in Healthcare Professions? We can help!

The two-year Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree program in Healthcare Professions is designed for students who need to begin exploring medical and healthcare knowledge. Students may select the healthcare professions program when they are preparing to transfer to an advanced training program, such as radiology. Students who are planning to pursue Nursing, Medical Assisting, or Paramedicine should enroll in the respective BRCTC degree programs.
Students who plan to apply to the Blue Ridge CTC Nursing Program enroll in the Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundations degree program. The Healthcare Professions program is only used for pre-nursing if you have already earned a Medical Assisting degree.

With the Healthcare Professions Associate degree, students learn to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate verbal, non-verbal, therapeutic, professional, and technological communication skills in their practice
  • Facilitate collaboration among all health care team members and the patients in their care
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using sound clinical decision making to plan safe and effective client care
  • Perform an informed discussion about the moral, ethical, and legal aspects of the healthcare profession.
Admission requirements for Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Healthcare Professions 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 after submitting the application.
With an associate degree in Healthcare professions, students learn workforce-ready skills required for early entry or career advancement in areas of administration, research, and social services. This program is designed to provide broad knowledge across the healthcare industry. Students who are pursuing Medical Assisting should enroll in the Medical Assisting: Medical Assisting Foundation degree. Students who are pursuing pre-nursing should enroll in the Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundations degree. Students who are pursuing paramedicine should enroll in the Emergency Medical Services degree.

Disclaimer

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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