2018-2019

Associate in Science

Health Science

This Degree is intended for allied health paraprofessionals who seek transfer to a four-year institution or career advancement.  The program provides students with a foundation in general education and prepares them for upward mobility.  The program does not confer eligibility for advanced standing to advanced licensure in any health science field.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills from the science and liberal arts into healthcare.
  • Describe the evidence on racial/ethics disparities in healthcare and healthcare use in the United States.
  • Apply ethical principles and rules to selected ethical problems in healthcare.
  • Communicate effectively with consumers, providers, employees and other healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Access information from appropriate sources relevant to contemporary healthcare issues.

Admission Requirements

  1. Documentation of a license or certification in a health science, hospital-based or accredited post-secondary program.
  2. Official transcripts from the appropriate learning institution.
  3. Acceptance into the program by the department chair.

Transferred Credits and Waiver Stipulations

  1. Transfer students with advanced standing must earn a minimum of thirty-two (32) Passaic County College credits to be awarded towards a degree.  These credits are in addition to the awarded credits for previous training.
  2. A maximum of twenty-four (24) credits may be awarded to students for holding a professional license or certification based on evaluation of the prior program contact hours as indicated below:

Between 100 and 199 contact hours may earn 6 college credits

Between 200 and 299 contact hours may earn 12 college credits

Between 300 and 399 contact hours may earn 18 college credits

Between 400 and 499 contact hours may earn 20 college credits

Over 500 contact hours may earn 24 credits

3.  The number of awarded credits will be determined by the department chair.

 

 


Note:

SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:All students are required to take the 32 General Education courses and PHE 250 Issues in Modern Health Care, a one (1) credit capstone course.


General Education(32 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (8 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (8 credits)
BS 101 Biology I 4AND
BS 102 Biology II 4
OR
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4AND
BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
OR
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4AND
CH 112 General Chemistry II 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3

Professional Core(28 credits)

Code Name Credits
The number of professional electives is dependent on the number of awarded credits. Students should select courses in consultation with an advisor to ensure maximum transferability to a bachelor degree program. Choose from below:
Choose any Foreign Language Elective
Choose one (1) H.I.T. course
ASL 104 American Sign Language I 3
ASL 105 Deaf Culture and History 3
BS 205 Physiology of Disease 3
BS 212 Biology of Aging 3
CH 103 Introduction to Organic and Inorganic Chemistry 4
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHE 100 Healthy You 3
PHE 101 Introduction to Public Health 3
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3
SC 103 Nutrition 4
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
SC 206 Environmental Ethics 3
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
SO 107 Sociology of Aging 3
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: All students are required to take the 32 General Education courses and PHE 250 Issues in Modern Health Care, a one (1) credit capstone course.
PHE 250 Issues in Modern Healthcare 1

Total Credits 60


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 16.0
Third Semester Credits
Professional Electives 15.0
Total 15.0
Fourth Semester Credits
Professional Electives 12.0
PHE 250 Issues in Modern Healthcare 1.0
Total 13.0