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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


Health Science Code: 221-190-01 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Career Studies Certificate   AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, MEC, ELI
  Courses Credits Grade
One Year
1BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4  
1BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4  
5___ Elective 4  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
HIM 111 Medical Terminology I 3  
3___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
4MTH 151 Math for Liberal Arts I 3  
2___ Social Science Elective 3  
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Professions 1  
Total   28  
Total credits for the Health Science Career Studies Certificate=28

1 BIO 141-142 must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher with the exception of the Radiography Program, which requires a “B”.

2 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 Math 151 or higher-level math course.

5 Electives may be chosen from general education program requirements and/or open enrollment major course headings. Program-specific courses required for admission to the following programs:

Dental Hygiene  BIO 205 - General Microbiology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography DMS 100 - Introduction to DMS
Diagnostic Medical Sonography PHY 101 - Introduction to Physics
Health Information Management CST 229 - Intercultural Communication
Medical Laboratory Technology CHM 111 - College Chemistry I
Radiography         RAD 105 - Introduction to Radiology, Protection and Patient Care
Respiratory Therapy

RTH 120 - Fundamental Theory for Respiratory Care