Health Sciences, A.S.

Academic Programs

Career Path

Health

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Health Sciences program of study is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in the health science field by providing a generalized plan of study for students to transfer into programs such as pre-medicine, occupational therapist, physical therapy, or pre-physician assistant.  Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

Job Outlook

This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion. 

Wages

  •  This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion. 

Career Examples

  • Registered Nurses
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Home Health Aides
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Medical assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
  • Dental Assistants

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First Semester

ENG 105 - Composition I

BIO 157 - Human Biology

PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics

SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology

Second Semester

ENG 106 - Composition II

BIO 168 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

MAT 121 - College Algebra

PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology

Third Semester

SPC 120 - Intercultural Communications

BIO 186 - Microbiology

CHM 166 - General Chemistry I

PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology

Fourth Semester

SPC 120 - Intercultural Communications

BIO 186 - Microbiology

CHM 176 - General Chemistry II

PSY 241 - Abnormal Psychology

Total Semester Hours Required: 60.0

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of chemistry and the functions of body systems.
  • Utilize scientific terminology in relationship to the human body.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical and physiological properties of the human body including cellular, tissue, organs, and systems.

Program Disclaimers

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is necessary for employment in this area.
  • Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa