May 26, 2019  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog 
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog

Health Science, C.S.C. - DISCONTINUED FALL 2019

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CIP Code: 51.0999
NOVA Code: 221-190-01

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, MEC, WO, ELI

Purpose: The growth and development of the health professions as well as the changes in healthcare requires the healthcare provider be multi-skilled and well prepared. This program is designed for  those individuals interested in entering the health professions. The program will enable students interested in healthcare professions to acquire an academic foundation to continue their education in one of the A.A.S. programs offered at the Medical Education Campus or prepare for entry to a variety of allied health baccalaureate programs. Students should consult an academic advisor in selecting electives to this curriculum.

Continuation Requirements: Each course in the program major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before taking the next course in the sequence.

Occupational Objective: Prepare students to enter allied health programs and, in turn, prepare students for entry into the health professions.

One Year

Total credits for the Health Science Career Studies Certificate: 28 credits

1 BIO 141 -BIO 142  must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Students preparing for entry to competitive placement programs (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Radiography) must earn a grade of “B” or higher.

2 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives .

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives .

4 MTH 154  or higher-level mathematics course.

5 Electives may be chosen from general education program requirements and/or open enrollment major course headings. Students preparing for entry to the following programs may wish to consider these courses:

Dental Hygiene BIO 205   General Microbiology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography HLT 220   Concepts of Disease
Diagnostic Medical Sonography PHY 195 Topics in: Acoustic Physic
Health Information Management CST 229   Intercultural Communication
Medical Laboratory Technology CHM 111   General Chemistry I
Radiography RAD 105   Introduction to Radiology, Protection, and Patient Care
Respiratory Therapy RTH 120   Fundamental Theory for Respiratory Care

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