2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

Health Sciences General Studies, AAS

All students seeking admission into a health careers program of study (dental hygiene, emergency medical services, medical assistant technology, nursing, nursing RN completion, or respiratory care practitioner) will initially be placed in the health sciences general studies AAS program of study. Once a student is accepted into a focused health career program they will be transferred from the health sciences general studies AAS program of study into the focused program of study (dental hygiene, emergency medical services, medical assistant technology, nursing, nursing RN completion, or respiratory care practitioner) and assigned the associated program code.

Associate of Applied Science

See an academic counselor for specific information regarding the courses you should take in preparation for entry into a focused program of study.

Health Career Program Requirements

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 110Anatomy & Physiology

4

BIO 130Micro & Infectious Disease

4

BIO 210Human Physiology

4

CHM 100Fundamentals of Chemistry

4

ENG 110College Writing I

3

or

ENG 160College Writing & Research

4

HCR 116Medical Terminology

1

MATH 100Health Careers Math

1

Other Required Courses

Health career required courses include any courses in the DHY, EMT, MAT, NURS, and RCP subject areas. General education electives can be used in place of the health career course credits.

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 113Interpersonal Communication

3

PSY 150Introductory Psychology

3

PSY 160Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 105Introduction to Gerontology

3

SOC 106Death, Dying & Bereavement

3

WPE 112Safety & First Aid

2

Health Career Required Courses

8

Electives

Electives could include additional coursework in any of the health career programs of study and could be used in place of those electives identified below.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 103Business Computer Applications

3

or

BUS 106Basic Excel

1

and

BUS 108Basic Access

1

and

BUS 109Basic Word

1

BUS 207Organizational Behavior

3

COM 101Public Speaking

3

or

COM 210Fundamental Prof Communication

3

MATH 115Math for the Liberal Arts

4

or

MATH 116Intermediate Algebra

4

or

MATH 220Probability & Statistics

4

PHI 106Critical Thinking

3

or

PHI 205Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours: 62