Physical and Life Sciences - Programs

Biological Science (AAS)

Application Code: 
1554
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The biological science program prepares graduates to function in various scientific laboratories or to continue their education in a number of science or pre-professional fields. The program provides a foundation in biology, chemistry, and mathematics as well as a common core of general studies in English and social sciences. Biological science is a flexible program that can be tailored to fit the educational requirements of a variety of laboratory-related occupations.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry

Graduation Requirements: 

A minimum of 63 credit hours is required for graduation, with an overall cumulative index of 2.0. A grade of "C" or better is required in the core science courses (those which have BIOL or CHEM prefixes).

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Coding & Reimbursement Specialist (Cert)

Application Code: 
1671
Degree Received: 
Certificate (Cert)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

online imageThis program is taught online.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: High School Biology or equivalent
Must be able to visually read computer monitor; must be able to use keyboard and mouse.
Recommended: Keyboarding, MS Office Professional
Must be able to attend Professional Practice Experience (PPE) courses including 160 hours at a health care facility within reasonable driving/travel distance to the student's home.

Graduation Requirements: 

C&RS students are required to earn a grade of "C" or better in each BIOL and MEDR prefix course prior to placement in the PPEs. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better to graduate from the C&RS program. Additionally, students must be able to complete the on-site PPE hours at a health care facility.

Should a student fail MEDR or BIOL courses a second time: Students may re-take MEDR and/or BIOL courses as a continuing education student. Then, upon successful completion with a "C" or better, apply for readmission to the C&RS program. Or, students may retake the BIOL/MEDR equivalent courses on-campus at Alfred State or at another college, and transfer the credit back to Alfred State after having obtained pre-approval of the course for transfer credit and earning a grade of "C" or better.

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Environmental Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
570
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThe environmental technology program prepares graduates to serve as field and laboratory technicians for a wide variety of industrial and governmental employers involved in environmental testing, remediation and monitoring.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry

Graduation Requirements: 

A minimum of 63 credit hours is required for graduation, with an overall cumulative index of 2.0 in the above listed courses. A grade of "C" or better is required in chemistry, biology and environmental courses.

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Forensic Science Technology (BS)

Application Code: 
2023
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual Tour

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics

Graduation Requirements: 
  • Completion of courses listed below
  • Minimum of 124 total credit hours, a minimum of 45 which must be from upper division course work
  • Completion of either a minimum 120 hour-long internship in a working forensic laboratory setting OR a semester-long directed research/independent study project
  • Grade of "C" or higher in all chemistry, biology, and forensic science courses
  • Completion of a "mock trial" capstone experience

Health Information Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
1969
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

online imageThis program is taught online.

Alfred State offers an online associate of applied science in health information technology (HIT) which combines a profession in health care with information technology.

Alfred State has offered traditional HIT courses on-campus since 1968 and has offered online courses since 1999.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: high school biology or equivalent
Must be able to visually read computer monitor.
Must be able to use keyboard and mouse.
Recommended: Keyboarding, MS Office Professional
Must be able to attend Professional Practice Experience (PPE) courses including 160 hours at a health care facility within reasonable driving/travel distance to student’s home.

Graduation Requirements: 

HIT students are required to earn a grade of at least a "C" or better in each BIOL and MEDR prefix courses prior to placement in the PPEs. Students must also earn a grade of at least "C" in all BIOL, MEDR, COMP 1503, and BUAD 3153 courses to graduate from the HIT program.

Should a student fail MEDR or BIOL courses a second time: They may re-take MEDR and/or BIOL courses as a continuing education student. Then, upon successful completion with a "C" or better, students can apply for readmission to the HIT program. Or, students may re-take the BIOL/MEDR equivalent courses on-campus at Alfred State or at another college after first obtaining pre-approval of the course for transfer credit and then earning a grade of "C" or better.

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