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Pre-Allied Health - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 68

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

Highly qualified allied health professionals are needed to respond to the increasing health needs of a growing population. The pre-allied health curriculum is designed to prepare students for entrance into the following programs: dental hygiene, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and radiation therapist. The pre-allied health curriculum emphasizes science and liberal arts courses that are required for transfer into these professional schools at other institutions. The curriculum has been designed to fulfill the diverse prerequisites of professional schools in these allied health areas. Students should become familiar with the entrance requirements of the professional program from which they plan to obtain their allied health degree in order to plan a course of study at HCC that includes the appropriate electives.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

BIOL-101General Biology I

4

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

MATH-153Precalculus II

3

-or higher core course

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

CHEM-102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4

-OR

CHEM-104Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry

4

MATH-138Statistics

4

-OR

MATH-181Calculus I

4

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-200Microbiology

4

BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Ethics Elective -Any ethics elective with a GEOG prefix

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
Social Sciences-Any course with ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLI, PSYC, or SOCI prefix

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

-Electives*

8

*Electives - Select from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-201Genetics

3

BIOL-202Genetics Laboratory

1

BIOL-205Cell Biology

4

BIOL-206Nutrition for Health Services

3

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II

4

HMDV-160STEM Seminar I

1

OFFI-260Medical Terminology

3

PHYS-103Fundamentals of Physics I

4

PHYS-104Fundamentals of Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Demonstrate mastery of fundamental biological, chemical, and physical principles underlying living systems.
  2. 2. Apply knowledge of scientific principles and concepts in clinical/scientific settings.
  3. 3. Communicate science effectively to professionals and lay persons.
  4. 4. Use mathematical techniques to analyze data.
  5. 5. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.