Health and Public Services
It is the mission of the Health and Public Services Division to offer quality education in various formats, by qualified professional faculty that will meet the needs of a diverse population of students and the communities we serve. The following Associate in Applied Science degrees (non-transfer), diplomas, and certificates are offered through the Health and Public Services Division:
Programs of Study
Associate in Applied Science Degrees (A.A.S.)
Animal Care Management Technologies
Criminal Justice Technology
Early Childhood Education
*Medical Assisting Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology
*Associate Degree Nursing
Associate Degree General Education
Animal Care Management Technology
Fire Protection Technology
Animal Care Management – Husbandry
Animal Care Management – Animal Control
*Also denotes an evening option
CODA – Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) – Students passing the program test and are credentialed as Dental Assistant 2, DAII
CAAHEP- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs – Medical Assisting – students passing the CMA exam with the American Association of Medical Assistants become credentialed as CMA(AAMA).
NAACLS – National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences – Medical Laboratory Technology – students passing the exam are credentialed as MLT(ASCP) Registered Medical Lab Technicians, American Society of Clinical Pathology.
NC-BON – Program Approval by the NC Board of Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing – Students passing NCLEX exam become licensed Associate Degree Registered Nurse, ADN/RNs.
DHHS/FS – Department of Health and Human Services/Facility Services – Nurse Assisting – Students passing the state exam are credentialed as certified nursing assistant 1 or 2 (CNA 1 or 2) depending on the level of the program they complete.
Many courses offered through the Health and Public Services Division are available in either online or hybrid format. Hybrid courses include a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. All courses in the division have “supplement” sites in which students are expected to review. This site will contain an electronic copy of the course syllabus, handouts used in class and the weekly outline of course activities.
Transferability of Courses
Many four-year colleges and universities will award transfer credit for courses completed in an A.A.S. program on a case-by-case basis. Students wishing to transfer to a four-year college or university are encouraged to contact an admissions counselor at the institution to which they are interested in transferring.
Career and College Promise Pathways (High School Juniors and Seniors)
The Health and Public Services Division offers the following pathways to eligible high school juniors and seniors. Each pathway is taught on ACC’s main campus, ** are taught at some area high schools.
- Animal Care and Management **
- Criminal Justice Technology **
- Medical Assisting
- Nurse Assisting
- Early Childhood Education – Elementary Education/Teacher track
- Early Childhood Education - Child Development
Students interested in enrolling in a Career and College Promise pathway should contact the Director of Enrollment Management at (336) 506-4120.