ATS Health Care

UC Blue Ash nursing students in the lab

UC Blue Ash College offers the Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) degree for graduates of Ohio Technical Center programs. This general degree is a good fit for those with a professional certification or credential in job positions where the employer is neutral as to the degree earned. Your technical program clock hours translate into free block technical credit toward an associate degree. Take the next step in your career by completing your ATS degree at UC Blue Ash College!

STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY FOR ATS

  • Completed a 600+ clock hour program in healthcare at an Ohio Technical Center
  • Hold an industry-recognized credential(s) approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

  • Automatically earn 20-30 credits of technical credit
  • Complete your associate degree with 30-40 credits
  • Flexible class options (daytime, evening, online)
  • Advance your career and earnings potential

This program is designed for students certified in one of several health fields, including emergency medical technology, exercise science, massage therapy, medical assisting, medical imaging, patient care technology, and surgical technology.


Associate Degree Program

Career-oriented programs prepare students for entrance into specific careers after two years of study. These programs are designed to help you begin your professional career after earning your associate degree. 

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Contact Information

UCBA Academic Advising Center
advising@ucblueash.edu
513-745-5753

Program Details: Associate of Technical Studies Health Care

 

Class Requirements

900 clock hours (30 credit hours)

  • Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedicine AND EMT license AND one (1) of the following certifications: American Red Cross BLS OR American Health Association BLS
  • Exercise Science AND ALL of the following credentials from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
    • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification
    • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
    • Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)
  • AND one (1) of the following current credentials: American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) OR American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Massage Therapy AND holds a State of Ohio Massage Therapy license
  • Medical Assisting AND one (1) of the following credentials
    • American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
    • American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
    • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Medical Sonography AND one (1) of the following credentials: American Registry of Diagnostic
  • Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer OR ARDMS Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
  • Optometric Technology AND holds the American Optometric Association Certified Paraoptometric (CPOT) certification
  • Practical Nursing AND holds the National Council for State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) NCLEXPN Licensed Practical Nurse credential
  • Radiological AND holds a State of Ohio Radiographer License OR Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, OR the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board
  • Surgical Technology AND holds the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist credential

Note that ALL certifications, credentials, and licenses must be current, valid, and in good standing.

Fall (SEMESTER 2)

  • English Composition – ENGL1001 – 3 (EC)
  • Intro to Effective Speaking – COMM1071 – 3 (HU)
  • Intro to Psychology – PSYC1001 – 3 (SS)
  • Intro to Public/Comm Health – HPE1002 – 3 (SE)
  • Health Across the Lifespan I - HPE3001 – 3

Total semester hours = 15

Spring (SEMESTER 2)

  • Intermediate Composition – ENGL2089 -3 (EC)
  • Medical Ethics – PHIL2029 – 3 (HU)
  • Health Across the Lifespan II - HPE3002 – 3
  • General Education Elective – 3 (HP)
  • Fndmntls of Quant Reas – MATH1008 – 3 (QR)
    • OR
  • Intro to Statistics – STAT1031 – 3 (QR)

Total semester hours = 15

Total hours for Year 2 = 30

Total Program Hours = 60

 

600 clock hours (20 credit hours)

  • Massage Therapy AND holds a State of Ohio Massage Therapy license
  • Patient Care Technology AND hold one (1) of the following credentials
    • National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Patient Care Technician
    • National Health Career Associations (NHA) Patient Care Technician/Assistant
    • Ohio Department of Health Nurse Aid 
  • AND hold one (1) of the following credentials
    • National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) ECG Technician
    • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician
  • AND hold one (1) of the following credentials
    • National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT)
    • National Healthcareer Association Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
    • American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Phlebotomy Technician
    • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) Phlebotomist
  • AND hold one (1) of the following credentials
    • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    • American Red Cross or American Heart Association First Aid

Note that ALL certifications, credentials, and licenses must be current, valid, and in good standing.

Fall (SEMESTER 2)

  • English Composition – ENGL1001 – 3 (EC)
  • Medical Terminology – HLSC2012 - 2
  • Intro to Public/Comm Health – HPE1002 – 3 (SE)
  • Health Across the Lifespan I - HPE3001 – 3
  • Med. Insrnce and Reimbursement – MA2030C - 3

Total semester hours = 14

Spring (SEMESTER 2)

  • Intermediate Composition – ENGL2089 -3 (EC)
  • Medical Ethics – PHIL2029 – 3 (HU)
  • Health Across the Lifespan II - HPE3002 – 3
  • Consumer Health – HPE1006 - 3
  • Medical Coding – MA1032 - 3

Total semester hours = 15

Summer (SEMESTER 2) OR Fall (SEMESTER 3)

  • Intro to Psychology – PSYC 1001 – 3 (SS)
  • General Education Elective – 3 (HP)
  • Intro to Effective Speaking – COMM1071 – 3 (HU)
  • Fndmntls of Quant Reas – MATH1008 – 3 (QR)
    • OR
  • Intro to Statistics – STAT1031 – 3 (QR)

Total Semester hours = 12

Total hours for Year 2 = 41

Total Program Hours = 61

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