Health Science - Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 707

Program Information
The A. A. S. Health Science degree 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. Individuals who are pharmacy technicians, dental assistants, emergency medical technicians, LPNs, phlebotomists, medical assistants, radiographers, and military trained health practitioners may consider this program.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Students can continue on in CCC’s A.S. in Biomedical Science program or seek professional advancement in a healthcare profession.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Analyze and interpret scientific data. •Write and verbally communicate scientific principles and concepts using technology and terminology appropriate to the discipline of study. •Demonstrate the ability to generate, organize, and analyze data to solve problems. •Locate, critically evaluate and make informed conclusions about scientific literature.


Employment Opportunities:
Managerial or supervisory positions in an allied health field

Program Requirements (35)
Credits
BI
106
Anatomy and Physiology I
4
BI
107
Anatomy and Physiology II
4
BI
210
Basic Pathology
3
BI
208
Introduction to Infectious Disease
3
Program Electives
21*

General Education Requirements (25-26)
Credits
Humanities Elective
3
Math Elective
3-4
BI
101
General Biology I or
BI
102
General Biology II or
CH
101
General Chemistry I
4
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
EN
103
Technical Writing
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
SO
201
Introductory Sociology
3
SP
203
Effective Speech or
Elective Requirements
Credits
BI
201
Genetics
4
BI
210
Basic Pathology – Mechanics of Disease
3
CH
101
General Chemistry I
4
CH
102
General Chemistry II
4
CH
201
Organic Chemistry I
4
CH
202
Organic Chemistry II
4
HS
103
Medical Terminology
2
HS
105
Introduction to Athletic Training
2
HS
112
Dynamics of Health & Fitness
3
HS
115
Basic Nutrition
3
HS
140
Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
3
HS
218
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
3
PI
123
Fundamentals of Physics I
4
PI
124
Fundamentals of Physics II
4

Total Credits: (60-61)

*The number of elective credits awarded depends upon student’s license/ certification. The training and clinical hours required by the student’s license/ certification will be reviewed by the registrar. Credits will be awarded for program completion and current license/certification upon completion of the courses required for the Health Science Degree Program. Students without enough elective credits will be required to take additional Health Science courses.