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hcc catalogue '11-'12


A.A. Degree (Transfer)An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

This curriculum allows students seamless transfer to the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) Nutrition and Food Science bachelor’s degree program. Students have their choice of concentrating in one of three tracks: Dietetics, Food Science, and Nutritional Science. Descriptions of each track are provided below.

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. 62)

Arts Core Course (see p. 62)

Literature Core Course (see p. 61)9-11
Social Sciences2Social and Behavioral Sciences Core

Course (see p. 63) 3

PSYC-101 General Psychology 3
ScienceBIOL-101 General Biology I4

CHEM-101 General Inorganic Chemistry I4
MathematicsMATH-141 College Algebra


MATH-143 Precalculus I3
InterdisciplinaryNUTR-211 Nutrition3

Choose one of the tracks and complete all courses listed for the track.

Dietetics Track
Graduates transfer to the UMD Nutrition and Food Science: Dietetics program where they are trained as Registered Dietitians (R.D.s). R.D.s–nutrition experts who focus on the treatment and prevention of disease–work in a variety of settings, including clinical and community nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition education and research, wellness, government, public health, and food service management.

BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

BIOL-202Genetics Lab1
BIOL-205Cell Biology4
CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II4
NUTR-212Food: Science and Technology3
SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology3
ElectiveGeneral Electives (see p. 64)2


1 One 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.
2 One 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.

Food Science Track
Graduates transfer to the UMD Nutrition and Food Science: Food Science program. Food Scientists work in areas of food safety, food quality control, food product development, production, management, technical sales and service, ingredient management, research and teaching.

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II4
MATH-153 Precalculus II3
MATH-181Calculus I4
MATH-182Calculus II4
PHYS-103Fundamentals of Physics I

BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology4
NUTR-212Food: Science and Technology3
SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology3


Nutritional Science Track
Graduates transfer to the UMD Department of Nutrition and Food Science: Nutritional Science program. Nutritional scientists focus on the physiological and biological aspects of food and nutrients, and work as researchers in hospitals, laboratories, and industry.

BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

BIOL-202Genetics Lab1
CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II4
MATH-145Business Calculus 3
NUTR-212Food: Science and Technology3
PHYS-103Fundamentals of Physics I4
SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology3


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 
Biomechanical 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 
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 
Photonics - PHOT
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 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST