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Program Requirements

Disclaimer: The list below provides an example of requirements & suggested course sequencing for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the date of enrollment in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

NOTE: A course may satisfy requirements in both the general education requirements and prerequisite areas. All courses with grades of “C-” and below must be repeated. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained to be enrolled in the HIT concentration and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained to be enrolled in the Healthcare Technician concentration.

Many health care agencies require criminal background checks for licensed health care providers, students, and volunteers serving in health care agencies. In response to these requirements, the UMFK Division of Nursing has established a policy requiring criminal background checks of all allied health and nursing students. Students are responsible for contacting the Director of Student Services or the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Health Information Technology if they have a question about their criminal history.


General Education Requirements

In accordance with University policy, all associate degree candidates must satisfactorily meet the general education requirements. Transfer credits are considered on an individual basis. All general education courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.


Allied Health Core Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
HLT 160 Medical Terminology 1 credit
HLT 386 Healthcare Policy 3 credits
HLT 407 Leadership and Management 3 credits

Students select from one of the two concentrations available.


Healthcare Technician Concentration (HCT) Core Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
BIO 220 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 221 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
NUR 200 Introduction to Professional Nursing^ 2 credits
NUR 201L Fundamentals of Nursing I Lab^ 1 credit
NUR 202L Fundamentals of Nursing II Lab^ 1 credit
NUR 230 Promoting Personal Health and Wellness 3 credits
NUR 309 Total Health Assessment with Lab^ 4 credits
PSY 308 Human Development 3 credits
PSA 301 EMT I (Basic) 6 credits

^ American Data Bank immunization compliance required prior to enrollment


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate of Science in Allied Health, graduates must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit;
  2. Maintain a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for HIT and 2.5 for HCT;
  3. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 upon graduation;
  4. Complete General Education Requirements for associate degrees;
  5. Complete the Allied Health core courses; and
  6. Complete the Health Care Technician or Health Information Technology concentration courses.