Department: Allied Health

The Allied Health Sciences Department offers three career programs: Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology. A rewarding career in preventive health and medicine awaits those who choose Dental Hygiene, Nursing, or Radiologic Technology as a vocation. A rapid growth in technology has created a great demand for trained men and women to fill positions as dental hygienists, nurses, and technologists in medicine, industry, and research. The Allied Health programs are accredited by appropriate accrediting agencies, including the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the New York State Department of Education.

Financial Aid Implications for some programs with Clinical Requirements:

The Radiology Technology, Nursing and Dental Hygiene programs require extensive clinical course hours in addition to the major core courses that are prerequisites for entry into the upper level courses. Students must also complete liberal arts and a natural science sequence before entering core courses. These program characteristics may require students to take three years to complete the degree requirements. In addition, because the hours required in the clinical components of the program often exceeds the academic credits, a student may be in noncompliance with full time status requirements based solely on the academic progress criteria under the TAP regulations. Section 145-2.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education defines full-time study at degree-granting institutions as enrollment in credit-bearing courses applicable to the students’ program of study, for at least 12 semester hours in a semester or not less than 15 weeks or 100 calendar days, inclusive of examination periods. Up to the equivalent of 6 semester hours in developmental, noncredit study can be included as part of the minimum semester full-time course load. Students who accelerate their academic progress through multiple summer sessions or winter session course work, or who enter with advanced standing may complete degree requirements within a period that accords with regulatory guidelines for financial aid eligibility.