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Associate of Arts

This program is an appealing option to students who want to work in a healthcare setting but do not necessarily desire to pursue a given specialization (e.g., nursing or radiologic technology). Such students could be full-time, part-time, traditional college age, working adults, transfer students or military personnel. Additionally, it would be helpful to have this option available on the rare occasion when students in the specializations either opt out or fail to meet College expectations. Also, many students have to wait as many as two years to begin their specialization studies, and this degree option might be attractive to some students, especially those who transfer in several courses, to complete while waiting until their cohort begins the specialization curriculum.

Curriculum

Communicating (9 hours required)

  • COM 100 Oral Communications - 3 hours
  • ENG 100 English Composition - 3 hours
  • ENG 200 Expository Writing - 3 hours

Valuing (2 hours required)

  • FYS 101 College Seminar - 1 hour
  • AH 201 Diversity in Healthcare - 1 hour

Humanities (3 hours required)

  • AH 230 Medical Ethics and the Law - 3 hours
  • FA 200 Art Appreciation - 3 hours

Life and Physical Sciences (14 hours required)

  • BI 151 Anatomy & Physiology I - 4 hours
  • BI 152 Anatomy & Physiology II - 4 hours
  • BI 200 Microbiology - 3 hours
  • CH 100 Chemistry - 3 hours

Mathematics (6 hours required)

  • MAT 150 College Algebra - 3 hours
  • AH 200 Introduction to Statistics - 3 hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 hours required)

  • GOVT 100 Government & Politics in the United States - 3 hours (required)
  • HST 105 American History - 3 hours
  • PSY 100 Psychology or PSY 200 Life Span Development - 3 hours
  • SOC 102 Sociology - 3 hours

Electives (21 hours required)

  • AH 104 Medical Terminology I - 1 hour
  • AH 204 Medical Terminology II - 2 hours
  • BI 306 Immunology - 3 hours
  • INT 200 Internship in Allied Health - 3 hours
  • NUT 200 Nutrition - 3 hours
  • Approved elective - 3 hours
  • Courses from Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences not chosen previously - 6-9 hours
  • Allied health electives approved by the Dean of General Education and the Registrar - 1-9 hours

Total credit hours required: 64

Student Learning Outcomes

There are six skills specific to the program, namely, the six general education objectives of the College (presented in alphabetical order by title/theme), as follows:

  1. Communications: Demonstrate effective communication skills both in person and in print.
  2. Critical Thinking: Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills, including but not limited to, judging evidence, synthesizing information, constructing arguments and solving problems.
  3. Diversity: Demonstrate the ability to adapt interactions to meet cultural and/or psychosocial needs of clients/patients and co-workers.
  4. Ethics: Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and the role they play in healthcare providers' personal and professional lives.
  5. Integration: Demonstrate the ability to integrate the principles, theories, concepts and facts learned in general education courses, including the ability to apply the scientific method to solve problems, into the specializations and in clinical practice.
  6. Technology: Demonstrate the ability to use technology to find, evaluate and apply information and subsequently to communicate that information to others accurately and concisely.

Application Information

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid