In this study, the applicability of distance education in associate degree programs in health services discipline
has been discussed. For this purpose, various views and readiness levels of health technician candidates towards
distance education have been examined. The sample of the research is consisted of 420 health technician
candidates studying in 7 different programs at Gazi University Health Services Vocational School. In the
collection of data, 3 questions including demographic characteristics and 5 questions including views on distance
education have been asked, and the E-Learning Readiness Scale has been used. Frequency, arithmetic mean,
standard deviation, t-test, variance analysis and chi-square tests have been used in the analysis of the data.
According to the findings, 70.2% of the students have stated that they did not want to study in any higher
education program that provides education through distance education. 21.1% of the students thought that their
programs could be done entirely with distance education method and 69.5% of the students have stated that they
would still prefer face-to-face education even if there was a distance education alternative. Working students had
higher e-learning readiness levels. Finally, no statistically significant difference has been obtained between the
programs and the readiness level.