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

First Semester

ENG 105 - Composition I 3.0 Credit(s)
BIO 157 - Human Biology 4.0 Credit(s)
PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics 3.0 Credit(s)
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology 3.0 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 3.0 Credit(s)
  • Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

    Second Semester

    ENG 106 - Composition II 3.0 Credit(s)
    BIO 168 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4.0 Credit(s)
    MAT 121 - College Algebra 4.0 Credit(s)
    PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology 3.0 Credit(s)

    Semester Total: 14.0 Credits

    Third Semester

    SPC 120 - Intercultural Communications 3.0 Credit(s)
    BIO 186 - Microbiology 1 4.0 Credit(s)
    CHM 166 - General Chemistry I 1 5.0 Credit(s)
    PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology 1 3.0 Credit(s)

    Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

    Fourth Semester

    SPC 120 - Intercultural Communications 3.0 Credit(s)
    BIO 186 - Microbiology 4.0 Credit(s)
    CHM 176 - General Chemistry II 1 5.0 Credit(s)
    PSY 241 - Abnormal Psychology 3.0 Credit(s)

    Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

    Total Semester Hours Required: 60.0

    Notes:

    One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
    1 Required courses for the program

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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.
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