Professional Studies AS – Health Science Option

Code: AS.PS.HSC

The Health Science option is a study of 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*  3
  Free Elective * 3
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

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective 3

 

 

HSC-102/LGL-104Healthcare Ethics and Law

3

HSC-101/BUS-111Introduction to Healthcare Administration

3

MAT-150Statistics I

3

INF-102Introduction to Computing

1

Total Credit Hours:13

Fourth Semester

  Free Elective** 3
COM  Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102   3
HSC-200Community Health

3

SOC-101Sociology

3

WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

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 Elective*

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Electives*

  Mathematics:Select [one 3-credit general education course in Mathematics (MAT) AND a 1-credit general education course in Information Technology (INF-102)]
OR
Select one 4-credit general education course in Mathematics (MAT)
4
  Natural Science -Two general education courses selected from the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY
8

 

 

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

MOA-140Medical Terminology

3

HSC-100Cross Cultural Healthcare

3

HSC-101/BUS-111Introduction to Healthcare Administration

3

HSC-102/LGL-104Healthcare Ethics and Law

3

HSC-200Community Health

3

WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Free Elective*

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

**IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course. Other Free Elective courses to be chosen in consultation with the Program Director.