Professional Studies AS – Health Science Option

Code: AS.PS.HSC

The AS.PS. degree in health science is a two year course of study health care practices for the individual who pursues another track in the healthcare industry other than clinical based careers.  Candidates explore business, law, cross cultural health care, health care literacy, and medical terminology.  Upon completion of this course of education a community health capstone course enables the student to tie all of the important aspects of the major together. This is a transfer program.  Students are encouraged to seek further education by exploring continued graduate studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles of cultural competence.
  • Identify the legal doctrines that affect patient care and legal and ethical decision making.
  • Apply basic principles of management to the daily business operations of the medical facility.
  • Compare and contrast the healthcare practices and beliefs in diverse populations.
  • Comprehend and apply medical terminologies in a variety of settings.
  • Compare and contrast healthcare delivery systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health care finance and its impact on patient care.
  • Explore the fields of medical communication, administration, counseling and education.
  • Develop communication skills to be applied in collaborative health settings.
  • Apply principles of community health assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to a variety of settings.

Career Pathways

Wellness Center Administrator
Educator
   
     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Humanities Electives*  6
BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

MOA-140Medical Terminology

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

HSC-100Cross Cultural Healthcare

3

PSY-101General Psychology

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  General Education Elective* 3

HSC-102/LGL-104Healthcare Ethics and Law

3

HSC-101/BUS-111Introduction to Healthcare Administration

3

SOC-101Sociology

3

MAT-150Statistics I

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Free Elective** 3
HSC-200Community Health

3

WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:15

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Course:

PSY-101General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MAT-150Statistics I

3

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Total Credit Hours:11-12

Additional General Education Elective*

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

Program Support Requirements

  Three general education courses (9 cr.) selected from the  following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN). 9
Total Credit Hours:9

One general education course (3 cr.) in the Social Sciences:

SOC-101Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Program Requirements

HSC-100Cross Cultural Healthcare

3

HSC-102/LGL-104Healthcare Ethics and Law

3

HSC-101/BUS-111Introduction to Healthcare Administration

3

HSC-200Community Health

3

MOA-140Medical Terminology

3

WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Free Elective**

Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 65

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**Recommended: IST-123 Success 101 or another course recommended by the program director.