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2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Health Sciences, AAS


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Major Code: 3308

Program Description

The Health Science curriculum is designed to initially prepare students for application and admission into the Health Division’s selective admission program areas. All prerequisite courses for the selective admission programs are outlined in the first year. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, if a student does not enter into one of the selective admission program areas, that student may opt to continue in the Health Sciences AAS program.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • Complete all prerequisite course requirements, in the first two semesters, for application/admission into one of the selective admission program areas in the medical field: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Lab Technician, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy or Veterinary Technology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health care and medical terminology, as well as the biological and physiological basis of health care.
  • Achieve certification in one of the specialized skill areas.
  • Effectively use skills and knowledge to positively impact the patient, employer, and community.
  • Promote an environment committed to professionalism, career development, and lifelong learning.

Program Assessment

Program outcomes are assessed by capstone courses, exit interviews, employer surveys and program specific exit exams. General education outcomes are assessed by a general education portfolio.

Careers and Salary Information

HUMAN SERVICES AND REHABILITATION STUDIES:
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1094.00

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT:
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm

GERONTOLOGY:
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9021.00

MEDICAL CODING:
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00

Program Requirements


*Credit if students possess current certification/licensure from Career Centers

***Students should take courses corresponding to their selective admission program area the first two semesters

Third Semester


CHOOSE ONE OF THE SKILL SETS BELOW + ELECTIVES TO EQUAL 15 CREDIT HOURS

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