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Associate of Science: Welcome

Libguide pages for the Associate in Science Program



Anatomy Walk, Feburary 2017

Anatomy Walk, 2017

AS students at Convocation, 2017

Convocation, 2017

ASPIRE, 2016

Picture of the front of Cabarrus College

Cabarrus College

Commencement, May 2018

ASPIRE, 2018

Associate of Science Program

Associate of Science Program provides a wide array of options for students who are preparing for a career in life sciences or for students who transfer into our nursing or allied health programs.  Tracks include Life Sciences, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, surgical Technology, and Pre-Nursing.

  • Life Science Track - designed for students who are seeking an Associates's Degree in preparation for a career in life science or who are undecided of their major.  The Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Surgical Technology tracks are designed to prepare individuals for admission into the respective clinical program.  Admission into the Associate in Science program DOES NOT guarantee admission into a clinical program.
  • Pre-Nursing Track - a two (2) semester, 28 credit hour sequence of classes that, if completed according to program stipulations, guarantees admission into the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.

Associate in Science Program Mission

The mission of the Associate in Science Program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is an absolute commitment to educational excellence in the preparation of men and women for careers in the Health Sciences within our region.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with the Associate in Science degree from Cabarrus College of Health Science will be able to:

  • Recognize foundational concepts of natural and physical sciences.
  • Explain the regulatory mechanisms which control the operation of natural and physical systems.
  • Use technological resources to assess the relevance and application of science in healthcare delivery.
  • Demonstrate scientific quantitative skills, such as the ability to evaluate experimental results, read graphs, and understand and use information from scientific papers.
  • Use technical writing skills to describe the structure and function of biological systems.
  • Apply conceptual and mathematical models to interpret the operation of natural and physical systems


Zinat Hassanpour

Program Chair and Associate Professor

Ernie M. Faw

M. Ed,
Associate Professor

Joseph Leviner

Assistant Professor

Lori Swaim