Associate in Science (AS)
The Associate of Science program provides a wide array of options for students preparing for a career in life sciences or for transfer into our nursing or allied health programs. Advising tracks include Life Sciences, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Surgical Technology, and Pre-Nursing.

The Life Sciences Track is designed for students seeking an associate’s degree in preparation for a career in life sciences or who are undecided of their major. The Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, and Surgical Technology advising tracks are designed to prepare individuals for admission into the respective clinical program. Admission into the Associate of Science program does not guarantee admission into a clinical program.

The Pre-Nursing Track of the Associate of Science program is a two-semester, 28 credit hour sequence of classes that, if completed according to the outlined stipulations, guarantees admission to the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Associate of Science Program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is an absolute commitment to educational excellence in the preparation of men and women for careers in the Health Sciences within our region.

Program Goals
  • Provide a dynamic learning experience that develops student knowledge, comprehension, and critical thinking skills in program courses required for transfer into professional clinical programs at Cabarrus College, for completion of the
  • Associate of Science Degree, or for completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Provide a challenging and interactive learning environment that develops effective student oral and written communication skills in a variety of settings and formats.
  • Engage students in a learning environment that prepares students for responsibility and leadership in an evolving global environment.
  • Provide a clear understanding of the process of gathering and assimilating scientific information from technological resources.
  • The Associate of Science Degree will be awarded to students who successfully complete 39 credit hours in the major and 24 credit hours in general education coursework for a total of 63 credit hours.
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