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CC, TTU Health Science Center form partnership for bachelor's degree
Posted By: Ashlee Estlack - 10/28/2015 3:25:00 PM

Clarendon College and the Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) School of Health Professions are pleased to announce the formulation of a new agreement for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center launched a new “3+1” B.S. degree program in fall 2014, and partnered with Clarendon College earlier this month to give students the opportunity to earn a B.S. degree as they are working in their career fields.

“Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is the leading health care education provider in West Texas and we are pleased to be a partner in this,” CC President Dr. Robert Riza said.

The Health Sciences Program is an online B.S. degree that prepares the student to enter management and leadership positions within healthcare organizations.

With a "3+1" format, students in the chosen fields already have their certificates allowing them to work and Clarendon College will provide 42 hours of the common core. TTUHSC will provide 30 hours of senior level health sciences management course work.

“This partnership is outstanding for us, but also provides a great opportunity for our residents working in healthcare fields,” Dr. Riza said. “It allows us to be a vehicle to help them in achieving their goals and furthering their education without leaving their jobs and families.”

The B.S. Health Sciences aims to advance the skill-set of the practicing clinician so that the graduate of the post-professional program can assume either additional roles or responsibilities within the profession. Examples are Certified Radiology Technologists, Registered Respiratory Therapists and Paramedics.

The program courses are conveniently offered through the use of distance education. The curriculum structure will follow a non-traditional format, which allows for completion of degree requirements at a pace set by the ability and availability of the student.