2023-2024 Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Professional Studies AS - Health Science Option


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 (PLOs)

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


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Recommended Semester Sequence

General Education Requirements

Subtotal: 9 Credits

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).

Subtotal: 6 Credits

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).

Subtotal: 3 Credits

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 )]
  • Select one 4-credit general education course in Mathematics (MAT) 4 Credit(s)
  • Natural Science -Two general education courses selected from the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY 8 Credit(s)

Subtotal: 12 Credits

Subtotal: 30

Subtotal: 24 Credits

Free Elective *

Subtotal: 6 Credits

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.