Health and Public Services


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.)

Criminal Justice Technology
Emergency Medical Sciences
*Medical Assisting Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology
*Associate Degree Nursing
Associate Degree General Education


Advanced Lab Techniques
*Dental Assisting
Fire Protection Technology


Basic Laboratory Techniques
*Nurse Aide

*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

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.

Distance Learning

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.

Students interested in enrolling in a Career and College Promise pathway should contact the Director of Enrollment Management at (336) 506-4120.