Health and Wellness
*ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCEINCE*
The Health & Wellness Department at Williston State College is responsible for preparing quality professionals in the health and medical field areas. Classroom lecture, field and clinical experiences contribute to the professional preparation of our students. Students interested in careers in the health and wellness area may benefit from an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree combines career-technical courses with general education courses. In the career-technical specialty field, the degree prepares students for jobs. The general education area provides broader education than would be available in a certificate program with at least 15 credit hours of general education required, but typically does not meet the 36 credit hour General Education Transfer Agreement (403.7) requirements. The A.A.S requires a minimum of 62 semester credit hours, and it may designate a specific field of study.
A certificate program represents comletion of a one-year curriculum in a prescribed career-technical program.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Certificate of completion are awarded for completion of a non-credit or credit-based course of study requiring 15 credits or less. Requirements vary depending on desired outcomes.