Associate of Arts in Health and Medical Occupations


Program Description

Are you considering a career in the Health or Medical profession? At Hesston College, you will receive the personal attention and solid academic preparation that will take you where you want to go.

How will Hesston College prepare me for future studies?

Hesston College offers an Associate of Science degree, a degree program that ensures ease of transfer into the four-year college or university health-related program of your choice. The Associate of Science degree is specially designed to fulfill the primary sequence of courses required for subsequent upper-level health-related courses. In addition, you will complete a range of liberal arts courses, coursework that provides a broadly based educational foundation. The liberal arts courses are similar to and meet most introductory general education courses at four-year institutions. After two years, you will have completed at least 60 college credit hours to earn the Associate of Science degree. Programs of Study are designed to prepare you for a number of career-paths in Health and Medical Occupations such as:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Medical Technician
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Medical Technology

What courses will I take?

With a major in Health and Medical Occupations, you can choose courses from the following offerings: Cell Biology, Environmental Biology, Botany, Zoology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Microbiology. Typical programs of study for the Associate of Science degree at Hesston College are listed. But that’s not all. As a Hesston College Health and Medical Occupations major, you have opportunities to serve as tutors and departmental assistants, privileges normally reserved for upperclassmen at most schools.

Why should I choose Hesston College?

Located in south-central Kansas, 30 miles north of Wichita, Hesston College is a two-year liberal arts college owned by the Mennonite Church. Hesston enrolls approximately 450 students each year. Students come from around 30 states and 15 countries. Most live on campus. With a faculty-student ratio of 1:12, most classes are small in number, providing opportunities for positive interaction between students and faculty. Ninety-eight percent of the student population receives some form of financial aid. Hesston gives generous scholarships based on high school academic performance and ACT/SAT scores. But you’ll do more than learn in the classroom. Hesston College cares about you, the student, providing opportunities that nurture your spiritual, cultural, and interpersonal growth, opportunities that prepare you to live in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Admission Requirements

  1. Application for Admission (no fee is required). You may apply online or download a paper application.
  2. Photo (passport-style photo)
  3. A copy of the secondary school transcript (courses taken and grades earned). If the applicant has taken any national examination, a copy of the results must be sent. If the applicant has completed any university study, that transcript should also be sent.
  4. Evidence of English language proficiency required in most cases. Hesston College accepts these minimum scores:
    - 440 on the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT)
    - 123 on the Computer-Based TOEFL (CBT)
    - 41 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT)
    - 4.0 on the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP)
    - 4 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    - Grade 2 on the STEP EIKEN test
    - 475 on the TOEIC
  5. Evidence of adequate financial resources (bank statement or bank letter, etc.) which shows the availability of funds for a minimum of the first year of study at Hesston College.

Application Deadline

Hesston College does not have an application deadline, but you are advised to apply as early as possible, especially if you are seeking financial aid.

2015-16 Costs

  • Tuition-$24,824
  • Room and Board-$8,144
  • Technology Fee-$410
  • Total-$33,378
Last updated Dec 2017

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