Pre-Health Careers (AAS Degree)

 

The Pre Health Careers program is designed to prepare students for application to the CCC nursing program and/or to seek employment in a variety of health care professions. 
 

 

Degree Information

What courses will I need to take?

General Education Requirements (25 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 or higher.

College Mathematics or higher

3

Arts/Humanities (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses including Options

 

6

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 240

Developmental Psychology

3

Physical/Biological Sciences (4 credits)

 

 

BIO 181

Unity of Life I: Life of the Cell

4

Degree Core Requirements (26 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

AHS 131

Medical Terminology

3

BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIO 205

Microbiology

4

BIO 218 Human Pathophysiology 4

CHM 130

Fundamentals of Chemistry

4

NTR 135

Human Nutrition

3

Electives (9 credits)

Any 9 credits hours of transferable college-level coursework to complete 60 credit hours. The following are recommended:

Course

Course Title

Hours

Recommended

 

 

AHS 110

Health Care Ethics and Law

3

AHS 145/148/149

Medical Assistant

16

EMS 131

Emergency Medical Technician

8

NUR 110/111

Nursing Assistant I/Nursing Assistant Clinical

5

PSY 230

Introduction to Statistics

4

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Be prepared to take an appropriate certificate exam.
  • Be able to utilize medical terminology appropriately.
  • Be able to solve problems using skills and knowledge in regards to body systems.
  • Be able to apply their understanding of patient rights.

How will my placement test scores affect my course sequence?

Depending on your English and/or Math placement scores, you may be required to take an additional course or courses that will increase the posted estimated timeline. Placement tests are given to students to determine their specific knowledge or proficiency in math and English, for the purpose of assigning them to the appropriate courses. Test scores are valid for two years. Students can also use their ACT or SAT scores to place them into math and English courses.

Tracks based on current degree minimum requirements for English and Math.
 

English/Reading

Track 1:

ENG 095
ENG 099 + RDG 099
ENG 101
ENG 102

Track 2:

ENG 095
RDG 099
ENG 101A  (combines ENG 099 + ENG 101)
ENG 102

 

Math

Track 1:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 097
MAT 142

Track 2:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 140 (combines MAT 097 + MAT 142)


Work with an advisor to ensure completion of your pathway in a timely manner.