Pre-Health Professional

Associate in Science (AS) Degree, Associate in Arts (AA) Degree


Planning a career in healthcare? In our Pre-Health Professional pathway, earn an associate's degree while building the science foundation to continue your studies. A great education that costs less. Why not start here?

What You Learn as a Pre-Health Professional

Take general eds and wipe out the science and math courses you will need to transfer. Learn about anatomy and physiology, study organic compounds, and more. We'll guide you through the program.

What Can I Do as a Health Professional? 

That depends on the field of health you choose to specialize. You can be a doctor, help deliver healthy babies into the world, or care for the elderly. You can be an occupational or physical therapist. Go into radiology or home health care.  Follow your instincts and interests. There will always be a need for health care professionals. If you already identified your path, we may be able to get you there quicker and for less. Check out our two-year healthcare programs. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.

A Solid Foundation

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Let's survey

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Dive into the structure and function of the human body.


Here’s a microscope


Examine the fundamentals of behavior. Study theory and research.


More than numbers


Obtain, present, and organize statistical data.

Public Speaking

Here's the point

Public speaking

Analyze your audience. Learn to ID what to say and how to deliver. Then listen.

Similar Programs

Not quite right? Consider these instead:

Tyler Gibson

Answering the Call

From Business Owner to Medical Student. Very few of us know what our true calling is when we’re 18-years-old and tasked with choosing a path. For those who miss the mark, or who don’t figure out their passion until later in life, starting a new career isn’t often an option.

Smiling student at science lab table working on a laptop

2+2 = Savings

Here’s a secret: biology is biology no matter where you take the course. But the cost isn’t the same. Do your first two years at EICC and wipe out those required general education courses, then transfer to finish your Bachelor’s degree. The 24 months and 60+ credits you earn with us will cost less than one semester at most public or private universities. Save your money. High-quality and low-cost. That’s our niche.

Female student smiling sitting in front of a computer monitor

Online to Fit Your Needs!

With more than 1,000 online students each semester and years of experience, we are an established leader in online education. Take classes on your schedule and be fully supported in reaching your goals. In addition to your instructor, take advantage of advising, tutoring, and all services EICC students enjoy.

Students sitting in library lounge

Disability Services

We ensure all students have equal access to our programs and activities. We offer reasonable accommodations that may include adaptive furniture, assistance with class notes, test-taking, and accessible materials.




Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

Clipboard Icon

Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.


What if I transfer to

Your credits will transfer to any other accredited institution. We’ve worked out transfer agreements with select partner colleges and universities. Contact your advisor to know exactly how your credits will work at: 

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Davenport, Iowa

  • $1,000 scholarship offered to EICC students who apply for SAU/Dual Admission
  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer

See St. Ambrose University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UI

See University of Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UNI

See University of Northern Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Macomb, Illinois

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • 2+2 Agreements & Transfer Pathways with EICC

See Western Illinois University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring


Employment and Wage Outlook


Contact Admissions

Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Request Info

Pre-Health Professional Pathway: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
Map and Directions

Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
Map and Directions

Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Map and Directions