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Health Sciences Certificate

Purpose: The Health Sciences certificate program is designed for those individuals interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. The program will enable students interested in health care professions to acquire an academic foundation to continue their education in one of the health programs. The program can also be used as a stepping-stone to the Associate of Science degree. Students should consult an academic advisor for any course substitutions to this curriculum.

Occupational Objective: Preparation for entry into the health professions and general health care employment skills.

Admission Requirements: The applicant must meet the general requirements for admission to the College including placement testing in reading, composition, and mathematics.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ENG 111*College Composition I303
BIO 141**Human Anatomy & Physiology I334
HLT 143Medical Terminology I303
SDV 100College Success Skills101
PSY 231Human Life Span Development I303
Second Semester
ENG 112*College Composition II303
BIO 142**Human Anatomy & Physiology II334
AST 232Microcomputer Office App.303
PSY 232Human Life Span Development II303

Total Minimum Credits for the Health Sciences Certificate ...  30

* Students who do not place in college composition should take the appropriate developmental course.
**Students lacking high school chemistry and or biology should take CHM 05 and BIO 20. Students lacking only one of these courses may start the BIO 141 in second semester upon completion of Chemistry and/or Biology.
***Electives should be chosen with the advice of healthcare faculty or the Division Dean for Math, Science, & Health Technology. Students pursuing nursing may elect Math 126 in the second semester if placement testing allows. Students may also consider Math 240 with program advisement and if placement scores allow.

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Science & Health Technologies Path

Degree: Certificate
Program Code: 190-06
Program Length: 1 year – 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 30
– Gainful Employment Data
– Program Degree Completion Plan 

Program Advisor
Neyia Beavers
Russell Hall Room 204

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