Pre-Health Careers (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

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. 

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

AHS 160/161

Phlebotomy Procedures/Phlebotomy Practicum

4

EMS 131

Emergency Medical Technician

8

NUR 110/111 Nursing Assistant I/Nursing Assistant Clinical 5

PSY 230

Introduction to Statistics

4

Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will:

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