Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Healers Thrive at the Monroe College School of Allied Health Professions.
The health care industry is growing in size and complexity. The demand for highly skilled nurses, pharmacy technicians, medical and health services administrators, and public health professionals has never been greater. At the Monroe College School of Allied Health Professions, our Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree Programs can get you closer to a wellness career.
Founded in 2000, the School of Allied Health Professions is renowned for its commitment to innovative and engaging instruction in and out of the classroom. Our experienced faculty of 50 are informed of current trends and issues impacting health care. Their level of academic and real-world knowledge helps them get the most out of every student. Students are encouraged to learn by doing, taking part in clinical and non-clinical programs designed to empower medical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. They develop a respect for the cultural and scientific foundations of allied health professions while discovering ways they can eventually improve medical care.
Students enrolled in the Allied Health Professions Associate’s Program can graduate with degrees in Medical Administration, Medical Assisting and Registered Nursing. They are required to complete 60 credits in career-focused courses like Medical Insurance and Billing procedures, EKG and Phlebotomy, Medical assisting practicum, Pharmaceutical compounding and dispensing, and Pharmacy Technician practicum. The Allied Health Program average completion rate is over 96% and the average job placement rate is close to 95%. The advantage of an associate’s degree is it offers students the flexibility to either enter the work force or continue toward a bachelor’s degree. Also, associate’s degree graduates can advance higher in their careers than high school graduates.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or Health Services Administration can position a Monroe College graduate for a higher level position in their desired allied health profession. Allied Health Bachelor’s Degree students are required to complete 120 credits in order to graduate. Program courses include Public Health and Epidemiology, Community Health Program Planning, Research Methods in Public Health, Health Care Finance, and Performance Improvement in Health Care. The average bachelor’s degree completion rate is over 99% and the average job placement rate is 92%.