2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Health Sciences (Certificate)


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CIP 51.0999
Degree: Certificate
Program Code: 190-06
Program Length: 1 year - 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 30
Distance Learning Option Available

Program Advisor
Neyia Beavers
276.964.7659
Russell Hall Room 204

Purpose: The Health Sciences certificate program is designed for those individuals interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. The program will enable students interested in health care professions to acquire an academic foundation to continue their education in one of the health programs. The program can also be used as a stepping-stone to the Associate of Science degree. Students should consult an academic advisor for any course substitutions to this curriculum.

Occupational Objective: Preparation for entry into the health professions and general health care employment skills.

Admission Requirements: The applicant must meet the general requirements for admission to the College including placement testing in reading, composition, and mathematics.

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 13
  • Lab Hours: 3
  • Course Credits: 14

Second Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 15
  • Lab Hours: 3
  • Course Credits: 16

Total Minimum Credits: 30


1 Developmental coursework may require additional semesters to complete program.
2 Students must complete BIO 141  with a “C” or better to enroll in BIO 142 .
3 Students in Pre Nursing should take ITE 119 ; Pre OTA students should take ITE 115 . Radiography students can take either.
* Students who do not place in college composition should take the appropriate developmental course.
**Students lacking high school chemistry and or biology should take CHM 05  and BIO 20 . Students lacking only one of these courses may start the BIO 141  in second semester upon completion of Chemistry and/or Biology.
***Electives should be chosen with the advice of the prospective program faculty, or from the list below (selection of electives should be made based on program of choice)

Pre-Nursing Students – BIO 150 AND one course from the following: ART 101 ; ENG 241 , 245; MUS 121 ; REL 230 
Pre-OTA Students – HLT 144  AND one course from the following: ART 101 ; ENG 241 , 245; MUS 121 ; REL 230 
Pre-Radiography Students – MTH 154  AND one course from the following: ART 101 ; ENG 241 , 245; MUS 121 ; REL 230  

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