Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Program Description

There is an increasing need for healthcare professionals. We designed our Associate of Science Degree in Health Sciences to serve two types of students. Our first student wants to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in a health sciences or preprofessional health program. Our second student will use this program to take pre-health general studies courses before enrolling in one of Southeast Community College’s Health Sciences programs. If you fit into one of these categories, this is the program for you.

Awards Offered: A.S. Degree
Locations: Beatrice, Lincoln, Milford, Online
Formats: In-Person / Online
Start: Fall / Spring / Summer
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$12,100 Associate of Science
You must complete the Online Program Application to start in either the fall, spring or summer terms.

Transfer Pathway

This program provides you with a more focused transfer pathway into a health sciences program at a four-year institution. We will provide you with targeted and effective advising about pre-professional health academic programs and health sciences careers. You will have the opportunity to engage with other students preparing for health sciences professions at SCC.

Make the most of your time at SCC by researching your future school or program. You should understand the course requirements for your future program to save you time and money. You will want to know the following before you transfer:

  • Which courses and prerequisite courses you can take at SCC.
  • How many credit hours you can transfer into the program.
  • All of the admissions requirements for the college including program specific requirements.
  • Application deadlines, fees and enrollment deposits for your future school.
  • The tuition and fees at your future school and the available financial assistance and scholarships.
  • On-campus resources and services available for transfer students.

Pre-Health Pathway

As a pre-health student in this program, you will be able to learn about all the career options in the health care field while taking general education courses before enrolling in one of our programs. You will receive targeted advising which will allow you to engage with our faculty and students in the Health Sciences division.


You can complete the first two years of core baccalaureate-level coursework for the following health science professions:

  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene/Dentistry
  • Pre-Exercise Science
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Radiology
  • Pre-Social Work/Counseling
  • Pre-Speech Therapy
You may also complete supporting coursework prior to admission to one of our AAS health programs, including:
  • Human Services
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact