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

An Arts and Sciences Area of Concentration

Application Code 68

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room SET-430—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

Gen Ed Core 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

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 200Microbiology

4

BIOL 204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Gen Ed Core 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

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Select a minimum of 8 credits 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. Demonstrate mastery of fundamental biological, chemical, and physical principles underlying living systems.
  2. Apply knowledge of scientific principles and concepts in clinical/scientific settings.
  3. Communicate science effectively to professionals and lay persons.
  4. Use mathematical techniques to analyze data.
  5. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.