Health Science, AAS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I

Anatomy & Physiology I is intended for students entering a field of study in health sciences or kinesiology.  This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence and includes a study of basic cell biology histology the integument skeletal muscular and nervous systems. Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity in both face-to-face and online format. Successful completion of BIOL 2401 with a C or better allows the student to continue on to BIOL 2402. 

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

TSI complete in reading and writing.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

A study of major issues in philosophy and/or the work of major philosophical figures in philosophy. Topics in philosophy may include theories of reality theories of knowledge theories of value and their practical applications.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology

This course is a study and practical application of medical vocabulary system. Includes structure recognition analysis definition spelling pronunciation and combination of medical terms form prefixes suffixes roots and combining forms. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
13

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics

This is a first course in statistics with topics that span collection analysis presentation and interpretation of data and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics correlation and regression confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 2402 is a continuation of BIOL 2401.  The course includes a study of the structure and function of human organ systems including circulatory digestive respiratory urinary and reproductive. Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity in both face-to-face and online formats .

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

BIOL 2401 with a final grade of C or better.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MDCA 1205 Medical Law & Ethics

This is a course of instruction in principles procedures and regulations involving legal and ethical relationships among physicians patients and medical assistants in ambulatory care settings.

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of lecture and four hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

CHLT 1301 Introduction to Community Health

Designed to provide a basic understanding of variables that affect health sectors in the community

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
12

Year 1 Semester 3
Summer
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on methods of research and critical thinking skills. This is a survey course and covers a variety of topics theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive and is a college sophomore course.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
6

Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
BIOL 1406 General Biology I

A study of the biological sciences for students who plan to major or minor in biology or pre-professional studies or to fulfill the laboratory science requirement of other majors. This course utilizes an integrated approach and emphasizes the molecular basis of life cell biology and bioenergetics. Other topics for discussion include Mendelian and molecular genetics.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MDCA 1343 Medical Insurance

This course emphasizes medical office coding for payment and reimbursement by patient or third-party payers for ambulatory care settings. (Fall)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week
Prerequisites

MDCA 1313  BCIS 1305 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

CHLT 1302 Community Wellness and Health Promotion

Overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the life span. Focus is on attitude development impact of cultural beliefs and communication of wellness. Includes health behavior theories and approaches to behavior modification.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
13

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry (Allied Health Emphasis)

A survey course introducing chemistry designed for allied health students and for students who are not science majors. Topics include inorganic organic and biochemistry with an emphasis on health sciences. The natural sciences and health science divisions of the college recommend that CHEM 1406 be the first course in any health sciences sequence and be taken prior to enrolling in A & P I. The topics covered in CHEM 1406 serve as a foundation to the following courses: A & P I and A & P II Microbiology and Nutrition.  May be taken as preparation for CHEM 1411 but cannot be substituted for CHEM 1411.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

TSI complete.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

CHLT 1341 Environmental Health

Survey of ecological principles and their application to the health and safety of physical and social environments occupational settings and human beings. Site visits to specific living quarters or occupational settings and measurement of environmental safety factors addressed.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
16


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Program covers a broad range of contemporary health issues and helps you develop the skills to follow a career in healthcare, social policy, health organization, or education. The health science degree will assist you in being able to: use health information and data effectively, understand and formulate health-related arguments, and evaluate health- related issues from a multidisciplinary standpoint.

Students should consult their advisor or Program Director early in their program of study. These are suggested courses for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. Transferability and specific requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Only college-level courses apply toward completion of this curriculum and the graduation requirements for the A.A.S. CIP: 51.0001


Recommended High School Endorsement
Public Service

Faculty Advisor

Division Chair

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