Prepare for your future as a community health worker by earning your Associate of Science Degree online with Carrington College.
At a Glance
Complete your degree “anytime, anywhere”
Offered online so you can continue to work and go at your own pace
Institutionally accredited by the Accreditation for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC/WASC)*
Earn your Associate of Science Degree and prepare for future studies
Affordable tuition varies by location, learn more now
About the Program
What Will I Learn
Carrington’s Health Studies program provides an opportunity for individuals to build on prior education to earn the educational credential that is often needed for advancement in the health and wellness fields.
The Health Studies program is an online degree-completion option that offers students a broad base of general education course offerings that can be completed in as few as 42 weeks. Applicants must have earned a certificate from an accredited Institution with a minimum of 24 semester credit hours and at least a 2.0 GPA applicable to a health-related program.
The curriculum is a broad base of general education course offerings focusing on:
- English writing and composition
- Interpersonal communication
- Computer literacy
- Social sciences
- Critical thinking
Community health workers are crucial to the development and maintenance of healthy individuals and communities. Duties range from providing social support and informal counseling to advocating for community health needs. Community health workers may also provide blood pressure screenings or administer first aid.
Carrington’s Health Studies program, which culminates in an Associate of Science Degree, provides an opportunity for individuals to build on prior education to earn the educational credential that is often needed for advancement.
About Online Learning
At Carrington, we believe learning should be at the pace of the student. That’s why we offer online degree-completion programs to allow students to learn “anytime, anywhere” while continuing to work their current employer.
Earning an associate degree in Health Studies via this online degree-completion program requires 30 to 36 semester credit hours of general education courses, depending on credits transferred. Students can complete the program in as few as 42 weeks (not including breaks).
To enroll, students must have a certificate from an accredited institution with a minimum of 24 semester credit hours and at least a 2.0 GPA applicable to a health-related program. Once you meet the minimum requirements, all it takes to get started is unrestricted access to a computer with reliable Internet access and an email account.
Cost & Financial Aid
Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
For complete information on current tuition costs please see the Academic Catalog.
The best way for us to understand your financial needs is to meet in person. Call (602) 492-1086 to set an appointment with our Student Finance Department so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals.
Accreditation and Approvals
*Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415 506 0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at http://www.accjc.org/.
For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visit carrington.edu/accreditation.
Read Our Career Guide On Health Studies
Regardless of its complexity, the health care industry is a must for the well-being of all citizens. However, meeting the needs of individuals and communities requires a significant number of health care professionals.