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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Health Sciences - Programs of Study

A.A. Degree (Transfer)
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
This is a competitive-admission accelerated area of study designed to prepare a person to become a registered nurse. The area of study requires continuous study to complete all required clinical course work within fourteen (14) months. It is both a career pattern and a transfer pattern. Graduates are qualified for positions in hospitals, community agencies, long-term care facilities and other health care settings. Graduates are also eligible for direct transfer to selected baccalaureate nursing programs in Maryland. Learning occurs through classroom experience, simulated laboratory activities, and clinical assignments in a variety of health care settings. This area of study is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, 410-764-5124, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. Graduates who successfully complete the courses of this program  are eligible to be considered by the Maryland board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurse licensure. By law, the Maryland Board of Nursing may deny admission to sit for licensure for a variety of reasons. These include conviction of a misdemeanor or felony, if the offense bears directly on the fitness of the person to practice nursing.
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)6
Social SciencesSOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology3
 PSYC-101 General Psychology3
ScienceBIOL-107 Fundamentals of Microbiology*4
 BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology I*4
 CHEM-103 Fundamentals of General Chemistry*4
MathematicsMATH-122, 138 or higher3-5
InterdisciplinaryPSYC-200 Life Span Development3
1One Core Course must be taken in two of the following Core areas: Humanities Core, Arts Core, and Literature Core.
*Anatomy and Physiology prerequisite courses must be completed within five years prior to admission to the first nursing course. If course work exceeds the five year limit, a student may take an exam(s) to demonstrate competence or repeat the course(s). BIOL-107 and CHEM-103 (prerequisite courses) must be completed within ten years prior to admission to the first nursing course.
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II4
NURS-122Foundations of Nursing Practice8
NURS-134Family Centered Nursing I4
NURS-135Medical-Surgical Nursing I4
NURS-230Trends in Nursing1
NURS-234 Family Centered Nursing II4
NURS-235Nursing Care of Patients in Community and
 Mental Health Settings4
NURS-240Medical-Surgical Nursing II 8
Admission to the Accelerated Associate Degree Nurse Education program is competitive. Eligible candidates must demonstrate successful completion of all required General Education Core courses, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. CHEM-103, BIOL-107, BIOL-203, and BIOL-204 must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.25. Contact the office of Admissions and Advising to register for an information session regarding the Accelerated Associate Degree Nursing program.
Admission requirements also include a minimum overall HCC GPA of 2.0 and successful completion of a nursing entrance exam.
A grade of “C” or better is required in nursing courses, mathematics, and science courses.
If considering transferring to a four-year institution, check the requirements of the receiving institution.
All procedures and requirements of the Accelerated Associate Degree Nursing program are subject to change.

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