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College Catalog 2018-2019

Health Science
Career Studies Certificate
Offered through AL, AN, ELI, LO, MA, WO, MEC
CIP Code: 51.0999

Purpose: The growth and development of the health professions as well as the changes in healthcare requires the healthcare provider be multi-skilled and well prepared. This program is designed for those individuals interested in entering the health professions. The program will enable students interested in healthcare professions to acquire an academic foundation to continue their education in one of the A.A.S. programs offered at the Medical Education Campus or prepare for entry to a variety of allied health baccalaureate programs. Students should consult an academic advisor in selecting electives to this curriculum.

Recommended Preparation: Admission to the College.

Occupational Objective: Prepare students to enter allied health programs and, in turn, prepare students for entry into the health professions.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HIM 111 Medical Terminology I 3
2___ Social Science Elective 3
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Professions 1
Total   14
2nd Semester
1BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
3___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
5___ Elective 4
Total   14
Total credits for the Health Science Career Studies Certificate=28

1 BIO 141-142 must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Students preparing for entry to competitive placement programs (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Radiography) must earn a grade of "B" or higher.

2 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 MTH 154 or higher-level math course.

5 Electives may be chosen from general education program requirements and/or open enrollment major course headings. Students preparing for enty to the following programs may wish to consider these courses:

Dental Hygiene BIO 205 - General Microbiology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography HLT 220 - Concepts of Disease
Diagnostic Medical Sonography PHY 195 - Topics In: Acoustic Physic
Health Information Management CST 229 - Intercultural Communication
Medical Laboratory Technology CHM 111 - General Chemistry I
Radiography RAD 105 - Introduction to Radiology, Protection and Patient Care
Respiratory therapy RTH 120 - Fundamental Theory for Respiratory Care