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Argosy University, Dallas Announces Launch of Health Sciences Programs

FARMERS BRANCH, TX (September 13, 2012) --   Argosy University, Dallas is pleased to announce the expansion of its College of Health Sciences. Designed to meet the burgeoning need for qualified employees in the healthcare field, the university has expanded its program offerings to include degree programs in the fields of medical laboratory technology, medical technology, histotechnology and public health.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare and social assistance industry is projected to create about 28 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S. economy between 2010 and 2020. This industry—which includes public and private hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and individual and family services—is expected to grow by 33 percent, or 5.7 million new jobs (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/projections-overview.htm).

To meet the need for skilled healthcare professionals, Argosy University offers practitioner-oriented instruction that provides the knowledge and tools to create rewarding careers.

Master of Public Health in Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health degree program at Argosy University is a professional degree designed to provide healthcare and other professionals with an understanding of the public health sciences, population-based research, and the community practice of public health. In addition, students will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that can be used in healthcare policy development and management. The program is designed to prepare its graduates for leadership roles in a variety of private, public, and regulatory agencies, in for-profit and not-for-profit health organizations, and in health services research.

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Medical Technology program is designed for individuals who have completed an associate’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. Medical Technologists perform the more complex laboratory testing in the clinical lab which requires a higher level of judgment and expertise than that of a Medical Laboratory Technician. Medical Technologists write and implement new procedures, evaluate test results, establish and monitor programs to ensure the accuracy of laboratory testing. Additionally, this program includes coursework to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level management or leadership positions.

Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology

The Associate of Science (AS) in Medical Laboratory Technology degree program is designed to teach students to work as healthcare professionals; to interact with pathologists, technologists, other medical personnel and patients in a professional and ethical manner; to develop the best possible technical skills in laboratory analysis; and to demonstrate at all times the utmost respect and concern for the well being of the patients they serve. The modern medical laboratory is a technologically advanced working environment that offers entry-level career opportunities for medical laboratory technicians. Technicians perform extensive laboratory testing procedures in hospitals, clinics, and other laboratory settings that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Associate of Applied Science in Histotechnology

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Histotechnology degree program is designed to teach students to work as healthcare professionals, to interact with other healthcare professionals and patient samples in a professional and ethical manner, to develop the best possible technical skills in histology, and to demonstrate at all times the utmost respect and concern for the well-being of the patients they serve. Graduates will be prepared to provide healthcare services as histotechnicians. Histology is the study of cells, tissues, and body systems. Histotechnicians prepare tissue specimens for examination and diagnosis by pathologists. These tissue sections enable the pathologist to diagnose body dysfunction and malignancy.

A wide range of financial aid options is available to students who qualify. Argosy University offers access to federal aid programs, work-study, and merit-based awards. For more information or a list of admissions requirements, contact Argosy University, Dallas at 214.890.9900, email aud_isr@edmc.edu or visit argosy.edu/dallas.

About Argosy University

Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online programs, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, www.wascsenior.org/). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology program will be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification Exam to become a Certified Medical Technologist. Completion of the program requirements does not guarantee passage of the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Exam. Requirements for taking and passing certification exams are subject to change without notice to Argosy University. Information pertaining to the ASCP certification exam can be found at www.ascp.org/.

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory program  will be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Medical Laboratory Technician/Clinical Laboratory Technician. Information pertaining to the ASCP and NCA registry certification exams can be found at www.ascp.org. Completion of the program requirements does not guarantee passage of the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Exam. Requirements for taking and passing certification exams are subject to change without notice to Argosy University. Information pertaining to the ASCP Board of Certification exam can be found at www.ascp.org.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) was founded in 1928 by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), six years after the Society was founded in 1922. The BOC is a separate certifying body within the organizational structure of the ASCP. The AAS in Histotechnology degree program is designed to prepare graduates to take the ASCP Hi stotechnician (HT) Board of Certification exam.

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