Health Science

Program Description:

The Health Science A.A.S. program is a unique opportunity for students holding a national certification in a professional field to build on that experience and earn an associate’s degree.  The associate degree often allows students greater flexibility in their chosen field of study and opportunities for advancement in their jobs.  Health Science A.A.S. graduates have a wide range of career options within the health science industries.  Graduates work in professional, scientific, or technical services firms.  Health Science graduates also work in education services, federal, state, and local governments, or pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing.

 The A.A.S. Health Science Degree includes a minimum of 21 general education credits, at least 9 allied health and/or life science credits and a maximum of 30 credit hours earned through national certification.  The credits earned through national certification can be from a variety of careers, including but not limited to, medical records, phlebotomy, patient care technician, certified nurse assistant, massage therapy, cardiovascular technician, EKG technician, DOT drug testing, and many more.

REQUIRED COURSES for the Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
BIOL 257 Intro to Anatomy and Physiology1 3
IT 101 Fundamentals of Computers 3
COM 112 Oral Communication2 3
ENL 111 Written Communication3 3
  Math Elective 3
  General Education Elective 3
  Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
AH 151 Medical Terminology2 3
AH 205 Principles of Disease4 3
AH 207 Infection Control for Health Professionals5 3
AH 216 Basic Pharmacology2,6 3
AH 217 Personal Fitness Training2 4
AH 220 Basic Nutrition2 3
EME 105 Basic Life Support 3
  Nationally Certified Credentialed Area of Emphasis7 15-30

1.     BIOL 257 or suitable substitute.
2.     AH 151, AH 216, AH 217, AH 220, and COM 112 have a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in
        100-level reading.
3.     ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or
        placement in 100-level reading.
4.     AH 205 has a prerequisite of BSC 227 or BIL 257 or BIOL 260.
5.     AH 207 has a prerequisite of AH 151.
6.     AH 216 has a prerequisite of AH 151.
7.     Equivalency hours based on the WV Board of Governor’s Credit Equivalency Guidelines:  
“Summary of credit awards for certified credentials,”
or credit recommendation from the American Council for Education.

**Click here for the 2014-2015 Advising Sheet**
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