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Associate in Arts

Health Sciences Concentration

This concentration is designed for the student who is interested in establishing the groundwork for a health career or is interested in pursuing an A. A. degree, and/or planning to transfer to a 4-year college. To optimize the student's experience and success, the student is encouraged to work with an advisor or transfer counselor to select the appropriate elective courses for the career the student wishes to pursue. Successful completion of this concentration is not a guarantee of admission into a selective health program.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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First SemesterCredits
ENL101 English Composition I 3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (MAT150) 3
COM103   Human Communication (or) Humanities & Fine Arts 3
PSY101 General Psychology 3
  Elective (CHM109, CHM151, BIO151) 4
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II 3
BIO251 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PSY233   Developmental Psychology: The Life Span 3
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Concentration Elective (NUR100 suggested) 1–3
Third SemesterCredits
BIO252   Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Concentration Elective 3 (or) 4
    Elective 1–3
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Concentration Elective 3 (or) 4
    Concentration Elective 3 (or) 4
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
    Elective (if needed) 1–3
Total Credits 60

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

BIO161 The Microbial World
BIO204 Introduction to Public Health
BIO241 Cell Biology
BIO281 Microbiology
BIT103 Medical Terminology
COM201 Interpersonal Communication
CNA117 Tri-level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide (6 credits)
DTC102 EKG Technician
DTC104 Fundamentals of Phlebotomy
DTC204 Phlebotomy Practicum
EMS101 Emergency Medical Technician
HEA120 Stress Management for Optimal Health
HEA130 Standard First Aid & Basic Life Support (1 credit)
HEA132 Advanced First Aid & Emergency Care
HEA134 Essential Skills for Health Care Professionals
HEA135 Intro to Complementary Healing Practices
HEA201 Nutrition
NUR100 Dosage Calculations
SPN105 Elementary Spanish I for Health Professionals

With advisor consultation and upon successful completion of the selected courses, students are able to:

  • Achieve the prerequisites and basic course knowledge to design a schedule to meet the requirements for a variety of health career educational program at Cape Cod Community College and for transfer;
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge in the social and natural sciences;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Apply information literacy;
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for art and culture;
  • Discuss ethical issues.

Health career roles continue to be in high demand in our service area and beyond. This concentration provides the student with a strong basic education on which to build knowledge for the specific healthcare profession of choice.

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