Health Sciences Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in General Studies (Health Sciences Option)

Credits required 60

Dean William Berardi

Program contact Carol Martin, Coordinator of General Studies and Professor of Office Administration, ext. 2408

Program Goals Statement

This program is designed to help prepare students for application to the College’s Health Sciences programs.

It does not guarantee admission to any program but does guide students in choosing courses that provide sound preparation for admission to those programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Program Information

Students may select any course for which prerequisites are met.

Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university should consider the MassTransfer program.

Students planning to major in Medical Transcription or Medical Administrative Assistant should take MAA 101.

For programs in which HCI 106, HLT 101, or HLT 102 are required, MAA 101 does not substitute for them.

After BCC

Many successful Health Science graduates began their college careers in the General Studies or Liberal Arts programs. Admission to Health Sciences is competitive, but this program provides students a structured way to complete the necessary courses to make themselves more competitive candidates. Refer to the program description elsewhere in the catalog for Admissions standards for the program of interest.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Medical Language - Choose one

HLT 101Medical Language Module I

1 credit

And

HLT 102Medical Language Module II

1 credit

Or

HLT 106Medical Language

3 credits

Or

MAA 101Medical Terminology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:2-3

For programs in which HLT 101, or HLT 102, HLT 106 are required, MAA 101 does not substitute for them.

Choose one of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

And

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose one of the following

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses

Biology Elective

8-19 credits

Chemistry Elective

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective 0-8 credits

0-8 credits

Total Credit Hours:17-29

Students must choose the appropriate biology/chemistry courses based on the Recommended Course sequences.

Multicultural Perspective: See Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations for choices

Technical Literacy: 0-3 credits - waived for students who have successfully completed two (2) online courses

Program Elective Courses

Choose electives as needed from any of the lists of approved courses in the Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations.

Choose electives as needed to achieve a total of 60 credits

Fall Semester 1 - Clinical Lab Science

BIO 154Human Physiology

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

Program Elective

3 credits

And

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Or

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Or

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Spring Semester 2 - Clinical Lab Science

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

Fall Semester 3 - Clinical Lab Science

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CHM 115Health Science Chemistry I

4 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

And

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

Or

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Spring Semester 4 - Clinical Lab Science

CHM 116Health Science Chemistry II

4 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Medical Language Elective

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

Fall Semester 1 - Dental Hygiene

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Or

And

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

Or

BIO 111General Biology I

4 credits

And

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Or

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Or

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Spring Semester 2 - Dental Hygiene

BIO 233Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

And

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

Or

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Fall Semester 3 - Dental Hygiene

BIO 234Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CHM 115Health Science Chemistry I

4 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Spring Semester 4 - Dental Hygiene

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

BIO 220Introduction to Nutrition

3 credits

CHM 116Health Science Chemistry II

4 credits

Medical Language Elective

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

Fall Semester 1 - Nursing

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

And

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

Or

BIO 111General Biology I

4 credits

Spring Semester 2 - Nursing

BIO 233Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

Fall Semester 3 - Nursing

BIO 234Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

And

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

Or

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Spring Semester 4 - Nursing

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

Medical Language Elective

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

And

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Or

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

And

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Or

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Or

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Fall Semester 1 - Occupational Therapy

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

Program Elective

3 credits

And

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

Or

BIO 111General Biology I

4 credits

And

HLT 101Medical Language Module I

1 credit

Or

HLT 102Medical Language Module II

1 credit

Spring Semester 2 - Occupational Therapy

BIO 233Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

And

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

Or

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Fall Semester 3 - Occupational Therapy

BIO 234Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

Spring Semester 4 - Occupational Therapy

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

Program Elective

3 credits

Program elective

3 credits

And

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Or

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Students who intend to transfer to another college or university should select the General Studies (MassTransfer) program.

Completion of this program option does not imply or guarantee acceptance into any of Bristol Community College’s health career programs.

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