Science for Health Professions, A.S.

The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another institution. It provides the basic sciences needed for a variety of  programs, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Baccalaureate Nursing, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, and Podiatry. Since admission requirements to other institutions vary, students should obtain information on entrance requirements for the specific school and program in which they are interested. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with both the Transfer Office at DCCC and their advisor regarding the best course selections for their transfer.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Use the mathematical skills necessary to solve real-world, computational problems in their chosen health science career field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to express themselves in a competent and reasonable manner, both orally and through written material.
  • Have the ability to read and apply information relevant to their education, career and life-long learning goals.
  • Access printed and electronic resources to obtain information.
  • Develop an informed reaction to works in the humanities as an expression of the views of others and the ability to develop one's own values.
  • Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures and understand their relevance to the healthcare industry.
  • Use the scientific method to gather data, interpret data and draw conclusions.
  • Demonstrate laboratory skills in basic sciences.
  • Demonstrate cognitive and affective skills needed to respond to continuous changes and challenges in health science professions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to approach current societal issues from a scientific perspective.

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First Semester (16-18 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - Composition I 3
Electives
Social Science Elective 3 Credits
Laboratory Science Electives 4 Credits
Mathematics Electives 3-5 Credits
Humanities Elective 3 Credits

Second Semester (16-18 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
Electives
Humanities Elective 3 Credits
Social Science Elective 3 Credits
Laboratory Science Electives 4 Credits
Mathematics Electives 3-5 Credits

Third Semester (14-15 credits)

Electives
Social Science Elective 3 Credits
Mathematics/Science Elective 8-9 Credits
Open Electives 3 Credits

Fourth Semester (14-15 credits)

Electives
Mathematics /Science Electives 8-9 Credits
Open Elective 6 Credits
Notes:

Requirements:

ENG 100

ENG 112

Social Science Electives (9 credits)

Humanities Electives (6 credits)

Mathematics (6-10 credits) MAT 100, 121, 151, 152, 160, 161, 200, 210, 260 and 261
BIO 110, 111, 150, 151, 230: CHE 101, 102, 110, 111, 200 and 201; PHY 110, 111, 131 and 132          

Science (8 credits) BIO 110, 111, 150. 151, 220 and 230; CHE 101, 102, 110, 111, 200, 201; PHY 110, 111, 131, 132

Mathematics/Science Electives (16-18 credits): MAT 100, 121, 151, 152, 160, 161, 200, 210, 260, 261;
BIO 110, 111, 150, 151, 220 and 230; CHE 101, 102, 110, 111, 200, 201; PHY 110, 111, 131, 132

For Open Electives (9 credits)   DPR 100 is recommended

Recommendation for students transferring into BSN Nursing programs:
Requirements vary between transfer institutions.  Please schedule an appointment with a Transfer Advisor BEFORE registering for classes.

Total Credits: 60-66

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