NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Nov 21, 2018  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Health Science AS

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The Health Science AS degree is the recommended course of study for those who wish to pursue a career in healthcare.  The program is designed to provide students with a broad general education, as well as an introduction to a variety of healthcare related areas. The Health Science AS degree is a good choice for the following:

  • Students preparing for application to the Dental Hygiene or Nursing Programs.
  • Massage therapy students seeking an Associate degree.
  • General health science students seeking transfer to a four-year college. 

Health Science Program Outcomes:

  1. Apply research techniques to real-world and theoretical problems.
  2. Practice effective problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict management strategies.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills appropriate for a health science professional.
  4. Examine fundamental concepts for health-science related problems.
  5. Evaluate the social, mental, physical, and/or spiritual factors influencing the health and wellbeing of diverse populations.


Required Course of Study for AS Degree

Courses recommended for Dental Hygiene and Nursing are shown in parentheses. Massage Therapy and transfer-out student should follow general requirements.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 15-16 credits

Spring Semester - 15-16 credits

Sophomore Year

Spring Semester - 13-15 credits

Total Degree Credit Hours: 60

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