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Health Science and Nursing Careers Preparatory – Associate Degree

Associate in Science
62-63 Hours

Fall I

AHS 104
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the fundamental principles of medical terminology and includes a survey of human anatomy and physiology.

Classroom Hours: 2.5

Lab Hours: 1.5

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


BIO 210
Credits: 4

Course Description

This is the first in a sequence of courses, including intensive coverage of the body as an integrated whole. All body systems are studied.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

BIO 102, BIO 112, or BIO 118 with a grade of “C” or better


Course Description

This course is a study of critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, quantitative reasoning, technology competency, oral communication and career exploration.

Classroom Hours: 3


ENG 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This is a university transfer course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic
techniques of research are also presented.

Classroom Hours: 3


PSY 201
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes the following topics: an introduction to the basic theories and concepts in the science of behavior, scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning, memory, development, personality, and abnormal behavior.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032 and RDG 032 or RWR 032


MAT 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes the study of integers and their applications, operations with algebraic expressions, linear equations and applications, linear inequalities, graphs of linear equations, operations with exponents and polynomials, and factoring.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

MAT 032, MAT 155 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent


Spring I

AHS 140
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides a basic study of therapeutic agents applicable to health science and nursing professions.

Classroom Hours: 2.5

Lab Hours: 1.5


Course Description

This course is designed for students interested in a healthcare-related career. Students will study how social determinants of health contribute to health inequities and assess research evidence presented in health science. Skills that promote academic and clinical success are emphasized.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032 and RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


BIO 211
Credits: 4

Course Description

This is a continuation of a sequence of courses, including intensive coverage of the body as an integrated whole. All body systems are studied.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

BIO 210 with a grade of “C” or better


CPT 170
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


XEH
Credits: 3

Course Description

Humanities elective

Classroom Hours: 3


Summer

Course Description

This course provides a study of the principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Classroom Hours: 1


AHS 163
Credits: 5

Course Description

This course emphasizes the basic skills needed to care for residents in the long term
care setting. Students will apply practical use of these skills through clinical
experiences in a long-term care facility.

Classroom Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 9


Course Description

This course focuses on aspects of both normal and clinical nutrition, including topics related to the essential principles of nutrition, assessment of nutritional status, weight control, life-cycle nutrition, health promotion/maintenance, disease prevention and diet therapy. Emphasis is placed on the role of the health care professional and the
complexities of nutrition.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032 , ENG 155 or RWR 032


Fall II

AHS 119
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides information on various health careers to include job responsibility and personal and education requirements as well as an overview of the health care system with its unique nomenclature and delivery of care.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


BIO 225
Credits: 4

Course Description

This is a detailed study of microbiology as it relates to infection and the disease processes of the body. Topics include immunity, epidemiology, medically important microorganisms, and diagnostic procedures for identification.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

BIO 102 or BIO 211 with a grade of “C” or better or two semesters freshman college biology with a grade of “C” or better


HSS 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes an introduction to themes in, critical approaches to, and major contributions in the humanities.

Classroom Hours: 3


Course Description

This course is a study of the physical, cognitive, and social factors affecting human growth, development, and potential.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

PSY 201


Spring II

Course Description

This course is a study of the fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, common substances and reactions, introduction to organic chemistry, and biochemistry.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RWR 032 and MAT 101 or equivalent


Course Description

Classroom Hours:

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032, ENG 155 or RWR 032 with a grade of "C" or better


SPC 205
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 101 with a grade of “C” of better


XE1
Credits: 3

Course Description

Elective

Classroom Hours: 3