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The U.S. healthcare system is vital to Americans and you can be a part of it.  Major in one of our many health science programs where you can acquire real-world knowledge and practical skills to help prepare you for a career in the growing health care industry.


 

This program is designed for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students will be prepared for entry into baccalaureate programs in the biomedical sciences that emphasize Biology, Chemistry and Physics classes in the pathways of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Biological/Biomedical Research. Students will develop high level critical thinking skills, scientific research skills, and effective communication.

Year 1
Fall Semester

BI 101  General Biology I (4 cr)
CH 101  General Chemistry I   (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective  (3 cr)

Spring Semester
BI 102  General Biology II  (4 cr)
CH 102  General Chemistry II   (4 cr)
EN 102   English Composition II  (3 cr)
MA 205  Statistics  (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective  (3 cr) or
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester
CH 201  Organic Chemistry I  (4 cr)
MA 121  Pre-Calculus (4 cr) or
MA 130  Calculus I (4 cr)
PI 123  Fundamentals of Physics I  (4 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective  (3 cr)

Spring Semester
CH 202  Organic Chemistry II  (4 cr)
PI 124  Fundamentals of Physics II  (4 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
*Program Elective  (4 cr)

Total Credits  64

* Program Electives
BI 201  Genetics (4 cr)
BI 203  Microbiology  (4 cr)

This program is designed to accommodate those students wishing to pursue a pathway in healthcare such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Chiropractic, Medical Lab Technician and a variety of healthcare professions. Students will develop high level critical thinking skills, scientific research skills, and effective communication.

Year 1
Fall Semester
BI 101  General Biology I   (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I  (3 cr)
HS 101  Elements of Healthcare Careers  (3 cr)
MA 205  Statistics (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective  (3 cr)

Spring Semester
BI 102  General Biology II (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II  (3 cr)
MA 121  Pre-Calculus (4 cr) or
MA 130  Calculus I  (4 cr)
PY 101 General Psychology  (3 cr)
Program Elective (2/4 cr) *

Year 2
Fall Semester

BI 106  Anatomy & Physiology I  (4 cr)
PY 207  Human Growth & Development  (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr) or
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3/4 cr) *

Spring Semester
BI 107  Anatomy & Physiology II  (4 cr)
BI 203  Microbiology  (4 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (2/4 cr) *
Program Elective  (3/4 cr) *

Total Credits  64

* Program Electives (minimum of 10 credits)
BI 201  Genetics  (4 cr)
BI 208  Introduction to Infectious Disease (3 cr)
BI 210  Basic Pathology – Mechanics of Disease  (3 cr)
CH 101  General Chemistry I  (4 cr)
CH 102  General Chemistry II  (4 cr)
CH 201  Organic Chemistry I  (4 cr)
CH 202  Organic Chemistry II  (4 cr)
HS 103  Medical Terminology  (2 cr)
HS 105  Introduction to Athletic Training  (2 cr)
HS 112  Dynamics of Health & Fitness  (3 cr)
HS 115  Basic Nutrition  (3 cr)
HS 140  Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare  (3 cr)
HS 218  Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 cr)
PI 123  Fundamentals of Physics I (4 cr)
PI 124  Fundamentals of Physics II (4 cr)

This program is designed to prepare students to become professionals who can assume leadership roles in a variety of health related professions including Exercise Science which is the study of movement and the associated functional responses and adaptations. The field of Exercise Science is quite diverse ranging from the study of how organ systems work at the cellular level when confronted with disease to improving the biomechanical efficiency of an employee working on an assembly line. This program prepares students to become professionals who can assume leadership roles in a variety of health related professions.

Year 1
Fall Semester
BI 101  General Biology I  (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I  (3 cr)
HS 105  Introduction to Athletic Training (2 cr)
MA 205  Statistics  (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective  (3 cr)

Spring Semester
BI 106  Anatomy & Physiology I   (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II  (3 cr)
MA 110  College Algebra  (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology  (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr) or
General Education Social Science Elective  (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester
BI 107  Anatomy & Physiology II  (4 cr)
HS 145  Exercise Science I  (3 cr)
PY 207 Human Growth & Development   (3 cr) 
Program Elective  (7 cr) *

Spring Semester
HS 245  Exercise Science II  (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective   (3 cr)
Program Elective  (7 cr) *

Total Credits  64

Program Electives * (must have a total of 14 credits)
BI 216  Biomechanics  (3 cr)
CH 101  General Chemistry I (4 cr)
CH 102  General Chemistry II  (4 cr)
HS 115  Basic Nutrition  (3 cr)
HS 140  Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare  (3 cr)
HS 218  Prevention /Care Athletic Injuries  (3 cr)
PI 123  Fundamentals of Physics I  (4 cr)
PI 124  Fundamentals of Physics II  (4 cr)
SO 214  Sports & Sociology  (3 cr)

This program is available to individuals who have completed a post-secondary accredited or state licensed health education program, and maintain a current license or documented certification in a healthcare profession. This program provides a degree route for those individuals who are certified or licensed and employed in health professions for which no specific career advancement or degree is available. Pharmacy technicians, dental assistants, emergency medical technicians, LPNs, phlebotomists, medical assistants, radiographers, and military trained health practitioners who are interested in a supervisory or management role may consider this program.

Year 1
Fall Semester

BI 101  General Biology I (4 cr) or
BI 102  General Biology II (4 cr) or
CH 101  General Chemistry I (4 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
HS 101  Elements of Healthcare Careers (3 cr)

Spring Semester
BI 106  Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr) or
EN 103  Technical Writing (3 cr) or
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
HS 140  Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) **
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Year 2
Fall Semester

BI 107  Anatomy & Physiology (4 cr)
BI 208  Infectious Disease (3 cr)
SO 201  Introduction to Sociology (3 cr)
Program Elective (6 cr) *

Spring Semester
BI 210  Basic Pathology (4 cr)
HS 115  Basic Nutrition (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Total Credits  60

* Program Electives
BI 201  Genetics  (4 cr)
CH 101  General Chemistry I (4 cr)
CH 102  General Chemistry II (4 cr)
CH 201  Organic Chemistry I (4 cr)
CH 202  Organic Chemistry II (4 cr)
HS 103  Medical Terminology (2 cr)
HS 105  Introduction to Athletic Training (2 cr)
HS 112  Dynamics of Health & Fitness (3 cr)
HS 218  Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 cr)
PI 123  Fundamentals of Physics I (4 cr)
PI 124  Fundamentals of Physics II (4 cr)

*Up to 21 health science credits may be awarded for a license or credential
in an allied health related field from an approved educational training program. 
Additional courses from the approved program electives list can be completed
to make up the difference.


** A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.
 

This program is designed for students who completed, or are on track to complete, a post-secondary accreditation or state licensed health education program. Pharmacy technicians, dental assistants, emergency medical technicians, LPNs, phlebotomists, medical assistants, radiographers, and military trained health practitioners who are interested in a supervisory or management role may consider this program.

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Year 1
Fall Semester

EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
HS 101  Elements of Healthcare Careers (3 cr)
HS 115  Basic Nutrition (3 cr)
Program Elective (6 cr) *

Spring Semester
BI 208 Infectious Disease  (3 cr)
BI 210 Basic Pathology (3 cr)
HS 115 Basic Nutrition (3 cr)
HS 140 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
Program Elective (2 cr) *

Total Credits  32

*Program Electives
BI 101  General Biology I (4 cr)
BI 106 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
BI 107 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 cr)
BI 201 Genetics (4 cr)
CH 101 General Chemistry I (4 cr)
CH 102 General Chemistry II (4 cr)
CH 201 Organic Chemistry I (4 cr)
CH 202 Organic Chemistry II (4 cr)
HS 103 Medical Terminology (2 cr)
HS 105 Introduction to Athletic Training (2 cr)
HS 112 Dynamics of Health & Fitness (3 cr)
HS 218 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 cr)
PI 123 Fundamentals of Physics I (4 cr)
PI 124 Fundamentals of Physics II (4 cr)

* Up to 9 health science credits may be awarded for a license or credential in an alalied health related field from an approved educational training program.  Additional courses from the approved program elective list can be completed to make up the difference.

This program is offered in collaboration with Camden County College and is designed for students who are seeking a professional career in the field of Health Information Technology which deals with the gathering, storage, and abstraction of health data. Students educated in this field can perform various job duties and are employed in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Year 1 @ Cumberland County College
Fall Semester

BI 106   Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
CS 101   Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr)
EN 101   English Composition I  (3 cr)
HS 103   Medical Terminology  (2 cr)
HS 104   Health Information Technology  (3 cr)

Spring Semester
BI 107  Anatomy & Physiology II (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
HS 140  Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare  (3 cr)
MA 205  Statistics  (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr) or
General Education Social Science (3 cr)  

Year 2 @ Camden County College online
Summer Semester

HIT 132  Pharmacology   (3 cr)

Fall Semester
HIT 110  Health Informatics  (4 cr)
HIT 115  Healthcare Reimbursement   (3 cr)
HIT 130  Introduction to Ambulatory Coding (3 cr)
HIT 134  Basic Pathophysiology (3 cr)
HIT 140  Diagnostic and Procedural Coding I  (3 cr)
HIT 150  Technical Practice Experience (1 cr)

Spring Semester
HIT 202  Statistical Methods for Health Information (3 cr)
HIT 215  Advanced Ambulatory Coding  (3 cr)
HIT 235  Organizational Resources, QI and PI (4 cr)
HIT 220  Professional Practice Experience (2 cr)
HIT 240  Diagnostic and Procedural Coding II (4 cr)

Total Credits  60

This program is offered in collaboration with Camden County College and prepares students to work in many areas requiring coding expertise. Medical facilities currently seek trained staff with the coding skills necessary to meet the financial needs of these institutions. Theory and lab experience will provide the learner with job-readiness skills.

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Year 1
Fall Semester
@ Cumberland County College
BI 104  Human Biology (3 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
HS 103  Medical Terminology (2 cr)
HS 104  Health Information Technology (3 cr)

Spring Semester @ Camden County College online
HIT 115  Healthcare Reimbursement (3 cr)
HIT 130  Introduction to Ambulatory Coding (3 cr)
HIT 134   Basic Pathophysiology (3 cr)
HIT 140  Diagnostic and Procedural Coding I (3 cr)

Fall Semester @ Camden County College online
HIT 132  Pharmacology (3 cr)
HIT 135  Medical Coding Internship (2 cr)
HIT 215  Advanced Ambulatotry Coding (3 cr)
HIT 240  Diagnostic and Procedural Coding II (4 cr)

Total Credits  38
 

This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a Registered Nurse. The theoretical component is comprised of general education and nursing courses. The clinical component within the nursing courses provides the opportunity to practice giving direct nursing care to clients in acute, long-term and community health care agencies under the guidance of qualified nursing faculty.  Cumberland’s Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

Year 1
Fall Semester

BI 106  Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
NU 112  Introduction to Nursing Success (1 cr)
NU 113  Nursing Concepts I (7 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)

Spring Semester
BI 107  Anatomy & Physiology II  (4 cr)
EN 102   English Composition II (3 cr) or
EN 103  Technical Writing (3 cr)
NU 114  Nursing Concepts II  (7 cr)
PY 207  Human Growth & Development (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester
BI 203  Microbiology (4 cr)
NU 209  Nursing Concepts in Global Health and Diversity  (1 cr)
NU 210  Concepts in Nursing Practice III (10 cr)
SO 201  Introduction to Sociology (3 cr)

Spring Semester
NU 211  Concepts in Nursing Practice IV  (10 cr)
NU 212  Concepts of Leadership in Health Care Systems  (2 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  68

This program is offered in collaboration with Rutgers Partner Colleges or Institutions and is designed for students who want to work in healthcare, educational and other community settings in collaboration with a team and under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

Year 1 @ Cumberland County College
Fall Semester
BI 106 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
EN 101 English Composition I (3 cr)
PY 101 General Psychology (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
BI 107 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 cr)
EN 102 English Composition II (3 cr)
MA 205 Statistics (3 cr)
PY 207 Human Growth & Development (3 cr)
SO 201 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr)

Year 2 @ Rutgers University
Fall Semester
OCTH 1010 Occupational Therapy Foundations for the OTA (3 cr)
OCTH 1019 Level I Fieldwork A: Integration & Practice Applications (1 cr)
OCTH 1020 Occupational Performance & Participation: Skills & Client Factors (3 cr)
OCTH 1031 Conditions Impacting Occupations, Participation & Health I: Adult/Older Adult (2 cr)
PSRT 1102 Communication Techniques (3 cr)

Spring Semester
OCTH 1029 Level I Fieldwork B: Integration & Practice Applications (1 cr)
OCTH 1040 Occupational Performance & Participation: Therapeutic Applications (3 cr)
OCTH 1051 Principles & Practices I: Wellness & Mental Health (2 cr)
OCTH 1052 Principles & Practices II: Rehabilitation, Disability, Aging & Participation (3 cr)
PSRT 1103 Group Dynamics (3 cr)

Summer Session
OCTH 1032 Conditions Impacting Occupation, Participation & Health II: Child/Adolescent (2 cr)
OCTH 1039 Level I Fieldwork C: Integration & Practice Applications (1 cr)
OCTH 1053 Principles & Practices III: Children & Youths (2 cr)
OCTH 1071 Professional Seminar I (1 cr)

Fall Semester
OCTH 2019 OTA Practice: Fieldwork II Adult/Older Adult (5 cr)
OCTH 2029 OTA Practice: Fieldwork II Child/Adolescent (5 cr)
OCTH 2072 Professional Seminar II (2 cr)

Total Credits 74

This program is offered in collaboration with Rutgers University, Stratford, NJ Campus and is designed for students who want to help individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase the capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments. Psychosocial rehabilitation is a field of practice that promotes recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for persons diagnosed with severe mental illnesses.

Year 1 @ Cumberland County College
Fall Semester

BI 104  Human Biology (3 cr)
BI 105  Human Biology Lab (1 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers  (3 cr)
EN 101 English Composition I  (3 cr)
HS 101 Elements of Healthcare Careers  (3 cr) or
HS 112  Dynamics of Health & Fitness  (3 cr)
PY 101 General Psychology  (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
HS 101 Elements of Healthcare Careers  (3 cr) or
HS 112  Dynamics of Health & Fitness  (3 cr) or
HS 140  Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare  (3 cr)
MA 110  College Algebra  (3 cr)
PY 207  Human Growth & Development  (3 cr)
SO 201  Introduction to Sociology  (3 cr)

Year 2 @ Rutgers University
Fall Semester

PSRT 1101  Introduction to Psych Rehab (3 cr)
PSRT 1102  Communication Techniques (3 cr)
PSRT 1103  Introduction to Group Dynamics (3 cr)
PSRT 1204  Clinical Principles in Psych Rehab  (3 cr)

Spring Semester
PSRT 1019  Clinical I  (6 cr)
PSRT 2121  Community Resource Management  (3 cr)
PSRT 2231  Emerging Topics  (3 cr)

Summer Semester
PSRT 2019  Clinical II  (6 cr)

Total Credits  61

This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a Radiographer by combining courses in general education and radiography with supervised clinical experience in area hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers. Cumberland’s Radiography program is approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the Department of Environmental Protection/Bureau of Radiation Protection for the State of New Jersey.


Year 1
Fall Semester
BI 106  Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I  (3 cr)
RT 101  Introduction to Radiography Science  (3 cr)
RT 102  Radiographic Procedures  (3 cr)
RT 103  Clinical Practicum & Film Evaluation I  (2 cr)
RT 104  Radiographic Exposure I  (2 cr)

Spring Semester
BI 107  Anatomy  Physiology II (4 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers  (3 cr)

RT 106  Radiographic Exposure II (2 cr)
RT 107  Radiographic Procedures II (3 cr)
RT 110  Clinical Practicum & Film Evaluation II (2 cr)
RT 121  Radiation Protection & Biology (3 cr)

Summer Semester
RT 111  Clinical Practicum & Film Evaluation III  (2 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester
EN 102   English Composition II  (3 cr) or
EN 103  Technical Writing (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
RT 201  Radiographic Procedures III (3 cr)
RT 202 Clinical Practicum & Film Evaluation IV  (3 cr)
RT 220 Equipment Operation & Maintenance I  (2 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective  (3 cr)

Spring Semester
RT 205  Radiographic Procedures IV (3 cr)
RT 206  Clinical Practicum & Film Evaluation V (3 cr)
RT 221  Equipment Operation & Maintenance II (2 cr)
SO 201  Introduction to Sociology  (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (Excuding MA 109) (3 cr) *

Summer Semester
RT 210 Clinical Practicum & Film Evaluation VI (2 cr)

Total Credits  69

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is offered in collaboration with Rutgers University, Stratford, NJ Campus and is designed for students who want to work as health specialists.  Health specialists perform therapeutic and diagnostic procedures caring for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.

The following courses must be completed or in progress when applying to the program.  Applications are accepted during the Spring term for a Fall only start.

Summer Semester @ Cumberland
CH 101 General Chemistry (4 cr)

Year 1
Fall Semester @ Cumberland

BI 106  Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
SO 201  Introduction to Sociology (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics (3 cr)
General Education Humanities (3 cr)

Spring Semester @ Cumberland
BI 107  Anatomy & Physiology II (4 cr)
BI 203  Microbiology (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)

Year 2 (These credits will be completed upon acceptance at
Rutgers University, Stratford, NJ Campus:

Fall Semester @ Rutgers University

IDST 2250  Dynamics of Healthcare in Society (2 cr)
RSTS 2100  Fundamentals of Respiratory Care (5 cr)
RSTS 2121  Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology (2 cr)
RSTS 2130  Cardiopulmonary Physiology (3 cr)
RSTS 2199  Clinical I (2 cr)

Spring Semester @ Rutgers University
RSTS 2250  Mechanical Ventilation (4 cr)
RSTS 2260  Cardiopulmonary Evaluation (3 cr)
RSTS 2270  Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care (2 cr)
RSTS 2280  Cardiopulmonary Disease (2 cr)
RSTS 2299  Clinical II (2 cr)

Summer Semester @ Rutgers University
RSTS 2370  Long Term & Rehabilitation Care (3 cr)
RSTS 2399  Clinical III (3 cr)
 

Total Credits  67

*Please note: This program has selective admissions.  Please see pages 127-128 for details.
**A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is designed for students who plan to become Licensed Practical Nurses and can be completed in one calendar year.

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Year 1
Fall Semester

BI 106  Anatomy & Physiology (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
PN 101  Foundations of Practical Nursing Practice  (7 cr)

Spring Semester
HS 115  Basic Nutrition  (3 cr)
PN 102  Medical Surgical Practical Nursing (7 cr)
PY 101 General Psychology  (3 cr)

Summer Semester
PN 103  Advanced Concepts in Practical Nursing (2 cr)
PN 104  Family-Centered Nursing Practice (5 cr)

Total Credits  34

*Please note: This program has selective admissions.  Please see pages 127 and 128 for details.

This program is designed for students to learn how to care for clients who suffer from chronic illnesses or cognitive and developmental disabilities and require assistance with their daily activities while living at home.

HS 117 Home Health Aide (4 cr)

Total Credits  4