Length: One-Year Program- Two Semesters
Purpose: This 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.
|ENG 111*||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|BIO 141**||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3||3||4|
|HLT 143||Medical Terminology I||3||0||3|
|SDV 108||College Survival Skills||1||0||1|
|PSY 231||Human Life Span Development I||3||0||3|
|ENG 112*||College Composition II||3||0||3|
|BIO 142**||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3||3||4|
|AST 232||Microcomputer Office App.||3||0||3|
|PSY 232||Human Life Span Development II||3||0||3|
Total Minimum Credits for the Health Sciences
* 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 healthcare faculty or the Division Dean for Math, Science, & Health Technology. Students pursuing nursing may elect Math 126 in the second semester if placement testing allows. Students may also consider Math 240 with program advisement and if placement scores allow.
|Certificate: Health Sciences||Program code: 190-06|
|CIP Code||51.9999 Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other|
|SOC Code /O*NET Link
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|Number of Students Completing Program*||18|
|Number of Students Completing Program within Normal Time*||0|
|In-State Total Tuition & Fees**||$ 3,780|
|Out-of-State Total Tuition & Fees**||$ 9,543|
|30 Mile Radius **||$ 4,245|
|Contract **||$ 6,045|
|Books, Supplies, Other Costs***||$790|
|Number of Students Completing Program with any Student Loan Debt*||0|
|Median Title IV Loan Debt||$0|
|Median Private Loan Debt||$0|
|Median Institutional Loan Debt||$0|
|Job Placement for Program Completers****||22%|
* Number of students completing program between July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
** Total tuition and fees are based on the 2012-13 academic year and are subject to change
*** Total books, supplies and other costs are based on the 2012-13 academic year and are subject to change
****All students who completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 are included in this calculation. This job placement rate looks only at jobs that were in the field of study. Positions that recent completers were hired for include: Health Science. This rate is based on program completers who were employed within 180 days of completion. Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) data were used to identify employed students. VEC data does not include federal employment, military employment or employers from other states