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Allied Health


Sacramento City College Allied Health

Allied Health educational programs seek to prepare competent allied health professionals and leaders for practice across multiple health care settings.

Professions that are often listed as "allied health" include many of the well-known non-nurse, non-physician health care providers such as: physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists; nutritionists and dietitians, dental hygienists and dental assistants; EMTs, paramedics and health educators.

AH 110 - Medical Language for Health Providers

AH 110 - Medical Language for Health Providers will have a new number effective Summer 2021. The new number will be AH 311. The title of the course will remain the same. This change has been made so that it will be transferable to CSU. If you have already taken AH 110, you may not take AH 311.


Sample Career Options and Salaries

Entry to mid-level

  • Healthcare Office Assistant
  • Health IT Specialist: $45,000
  • Physician Assistant: $112,000

Pre-Health Occupations Career Options

The Pre-Health Occupations Associate in Science degree offers an interdisciplinary approach of study for students interested in a variety of allied health careers. The degree will allow students to pursue a rigorous course of study before selecting the health occupation that best suits their career interests. With an emphasis on basic science and culturally competent patient care, the degree offered will prepare students to excel in a wide-range of health care fields. Students completing the degree will be prepared to enter programs for careers in nursing, dental hygiene or assisting, occupational therapy assisting, physical therapist assisting, and others. Students may also choose to complete this degree in preparation for transfer to a Health Sciences Baccalaureate degree program.