Associate in Applied Science
Information about the faculty
Debra G. Smith, P.T., M.A. is the director of the A.A.S. in Health Technology. Trained as a physical therapist, Ms. Smith has been active in health care for 24 years and has taught at the college level for 14 years.
Advising FAQs1. What jobs are available for this degree?
The A.A.S. in Health Technology in and of itself does not qualify you for any particular medical job title, but is intended for those who are already working in the medical field who want to obtain a college degree. It is an excellent introduction to the health care field and some students pursue this degree on the way to obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.
2. How long should it take to complete the degree?
This degree is designed to be completed in two academic years. Many students come to Ohio University with transfer credit from other institutions that help them progress more quickly through the program.
3. Is there a practicum in this program?
Yes, HTCH 200 (HTCH 2000 in semesters) is a practicum course that assumes the student is working in a health care setting. However, the course can be delivered to students who do not have jobs in health care.
For more information contact:
Debra G. Smith, P.T., M.A.
Instructor and Program Director, Health Technology
Ohio University Lancaster Campus
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130-1097
740.654.6711 or 888.446.4468 ext 218
Tentative Semester Planner Information
|HTCH 1000||Principles Health Technology||X||X||X|
|HTCH 1040||Law & Ethics Health Prof/Tech||X||X||X|
|HTCH 2000||Topics in Health Technology||X||X||X|
Suggested 2 year curriculum plan for semesters:
Core General Education Requirements
|COMS||1030||Fund. of Public Speaking
|CTCH||1250||Intro to Computers
||1510||Writing & Rhetoric I
|SOC||1000||Intro to Sociology
|BIOS||1030||Human Biology I
|(May take BIOS 1300/1310 INSTEAD of BIOS 1030)
Core Technical Requirements
|HTCH||1000||Principles of Health Technology
|HTCH||1040||Law and Ethics in Health Technology
|HTCH||2000||Topics in Health Technology
|EXPH||2280||First Aid and CPR
Communications: Take One of the Following
|COMS||1100||Communication Between Cultures
||2050||Techniques of Group Discussion
|COMS||2060||Communications in Interpersonal Relationships
Health Organization Courses: Take One of the Following
||Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety
|HLTH||2170||Health System Organization, Financing, and Delivery
|HLTH||2150||Violence in America
Business Courses: Take One of the Following
|BMT||2600||Business Report Writing
Health Behaviors: Take Two of the Following:
|NUTR||1000||Introduction to Nutrition
|HLTH||2020||Introduction to Health and Lifestyle
|HLTH||2700||Family and Consumer Health
Management Courses: Take One of the Following:
|BMT||1100||Introduction to Management
|BMT||1500||Elements of Supervision
|MGT||2000||Introduction to Management
Total Semester Hours in the Program Required for Graduation 62.0