Certificate Programs of Study
Program code: 190-06
Length: One-Year Program- Two Semesters
Purpose: This 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.Learn more about the Health Sciences Program at Southwest
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|ENG 111*||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|BIO 141**||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3||3||4|
|HLT 143||Medical Terminology I||3||0||3|
|SDV 100||College Success Skills||1||0||1|
|PSY 231||Human Life Span Development I||3||0||3|
|ENG 112*||College Composition II||3||0||3|
|BIO 142**||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3||3||4|
|AST 232||Microcomputer Office App.||3||0||3|
|PSY 232||Human Life Span Development II||3||0||3|
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.