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The Associate of Science program provides a wide array of options for students preparing for a career in life sciences or for transfer into our nursing or allied health programs. Advising tracks include Life Sciences and Pre-Nursing.

The Life Sciences Track is designed for students seeking an associate degree in preparation for a career in life sciences or who are undecided of their major. Admission into the Associate of Science program does not guarantee admission into a clinical program.

The Pre-Nursing Track is a two-semester, 28 credit hour sequence of classes that, if completed according to the outlined stipulations, guarantees admission to the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.


The mission of the Associate of 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 of Science degree 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.