Health Science

Associate in Science

The Health Science degree offers a variety of opportunities for the student interested in a healthcare career. The program offers the courses that meet the prerequisites for the Nursing A.A.S. and Radiology A.A.S. degrees. It also lays the foundation coursework for students who wish to transfer to a baccalaureate degree in a healthcare specialty such as Health Administration, Public Health, and post-RN nursing degrees. Since there are different academic and career options available in this program, it is strongly recommended that the student seek advisement. 

*Licensed/Certified Healthcare Professionals

The Health Science degree also provides an opportunity for eligible healthcare professionals to complete a college degree. Students who possess a current and unencumbered license or certificate in a healthcare field but have not previously earned a college degree or who are enrolled in a healthcare program which leads to licensing or certification but does not offer a college degree may be eligible. This includes students with certificates or licensing as Cardiopulmonary Technicians, Certified EKG Technicians, Certified Emergency Medical Technicians, Certified Home Health Aides, Certified Medical Assistants, Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Patient Care Technicians, Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, Licensed Dental Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Military Medics and graduates of hospital-based Nursing, Radiology, and Respiratory Therapy programs. Upon presentation of the appropriate evidence and completion of the degree course work with a GPA of 2.0 or better, students may receive up to 14 credits toward the Health Science degree for previously completed professional level education leading to licensing or certification. The remainder of the curriculum combines general education with a core of science and healthcare courses.

For further information, contact division chair, Myrna Morales Keklak, at (609)343-5033 or mkeklak@atlantic.edu.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills;
  • Apply ethical standards to professional practice;
  • Apply standards of professional practice to include the pursuit of life-long learning.

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 30 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    BIOL109-General Biology or CHEM100-Intro to College Chemistry
4
     BIOL220-Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4
    MATH220-Satistical Methods
4
Social Science (6 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Humanities (6 credits)  
    General Education Humanities course
3
    HIST102-Heritage of the Western World II
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS REQUIRED
30
PROGRAM COURSES - 16 credits
 
    ALHT108-Fundamentals of Nutrition
3
    ALHT110-Comprehensive Medical Terminology
3
    BIOL203-Microbiology
4
    PHIL104-Bioethics: Realities of the New Millennium
3
    PHIL225-Human Development
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
16
FREE ELECTIVES - 14 credits
14
Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
60
(HESC) EFFECTIVE FALL 2017  

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester (13 credits)

ENGL101

Composition I

3

PSYC101

General Psychology

3

SOCL101

Principles of Sociology

3

Choose

CHEM100 or BIOL109

4

Second Semester (16 credits)

ENGL102

Composition II

3

ALHT108

Fundamentals of Nutrition

3

ALHT110

Comprehensive Medical Terminology

3

BIOL220

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

PSYC225

Human Development

3

Third Semester (17 credits)

BIOL203

Microbiology

4

HIST102

Heritage of the Western World II

3

MATH220

Statistical Methods

4

PHIL104

Bioethics: Realities of the new Millennium

3

Gen Ed

Humanities course

3

Fourth Semester (14 credits)

Choose

Free Electives

14