Health Science - Academic Certificate

Curriculum Code: 723

Program Information
The Academic Certificate program in Health Science is designed for individuals who completed, or are on track to complete, a post secondary accreditation or state licenses health education program. This program provides a career and degree pathway for those individuals who are certified or are in the process of earning a certification in a health profession. Individuals who are, or are in training, as pharmacy technicians, dental assistants, emergency medical technicians, LPNs, phlebotomists, medical assistants, radiographers, etc. and military trained health practitioners may consider this program.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Students can continue on in CCC’s A.A.S. in Health Science or CCC’s A.S. in Biomedical Science: Healthcare Option. Students obtaining this certificate can also seek professional advancement in a healthcare profession. Certificate programs provide specific career skills development as well as the opportunity to test an area of interest, or enhance a degree program. Students who complete a certificate program can continue to obtain a degree.

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. •Locate, critically evaluate and make informed conclusions about scientific literature.


Gainful Employment Information:
http://www.cccnj.edu/ge/Health%20Science/GE%20- %20Health%20Science.html

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

Program Requirements (26)
Credits
HS
103
Medical Terminology
2
HS
115
Basic Nutrition
3
Electives
21*

General Education Requirements (6)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
Elective Requirements
Credits
BI
101
General Biology I
4
BI
106
Anatomy & Physiology I
4
BI
107
Anatomy & Physiology II
4
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: (32)

*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 Academic Certificate Program. Students without enough elective credits will be required to take additional courses in Health Science and related areas.