NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2023  
NWCCD 2018-19 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

Sophomore Year

Total Degree Credit Hours: 60

Program Electives

The number of elective credit must be adjusted between 14-15 so that a minimum of 60 credits are successfully completed.

Elective courses must be from at least 2 different departments.

BIOL 1050 Medical Terminology, DHYG 1000 Survey of Dental Hygiene, PHIL 2300 Ethics in Practice, SOWK 2000 Foundation of Social Work, Any physical or life science not required above, Any foreign language or sign language course, or any course with a prefix of: DHYG, CO/M, CNSL, HLTK, HLED, MEDA, NRST, PSYC, or SOC.  PEAC 1001 or HLED 1270 plus a PE activity are also included.

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