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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Science, Engineering, and Technology - Programs of Study

Pre-Allied Health 

A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 68 
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
Highly qualified allied health professionals are needed to respond to the increasing health needs of a growing population. The pre-allied health curriculum is designed to prepare students for entrance into the following programs: dental hygiene, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and radiation therapist. The pre-allied health curriculum emphasizes science and liberal arts courses that are required for transfer into these professional schools at other institutions. The curriculum has been designed to fulfill the diverse prerequisites of professional schools in these allied health areas. Students should become familiar with the entrance requirements of the professional program from which they plan to obtain their allied health degree in order to plan a course of study at HCC that includes the appropriate electives. 
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 64)
 Arts Core Course (see p. 64)
 Literature Core Course (see p. 63)9-11
Social Sciences2Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses
 (see p. 65)6
ScienceBIOL-101 General Biology I4
 BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology I4
MathematicsMATH-153 Precalculus II or higher3-5
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core
 Course (see p. 66)1-3
CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I4
CHEM-102General Inorganic Chemistry II
CHEM-104Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry4
MathematicsMATH-138 Statistics
 MATH-181 Calculus I or higher4
Social SciencesSelect two courses with a prefix of ECON,
Electives – Select 12 credits from the following:
BIOL-200Microbiology (4 credits)
BIOL-201Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL-202Genetics Lab (1 credit)
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
BIOL-205Cell Biology (4 credits)
BIOL-206Nutrition for Health Services (3 credits)
CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
OFFI-260Medical Terminology (3 credits)
PHYS-103Fundamentals of Physics I (4 credits)
PHYS-104Fundamentals of Physics II (4 credits)12
1One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
2One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST