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Associate of Arts - Healthcare Concentration Transfer

Associate of Arts - Healthcare Concentration Transfer

This program is available at the Beavercreek, Springfield - Leffel Lane and Xenia locations.

The Associate of Arts (AA) Healthcare concentration is designed for individuals desiring to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor's degree in a healthcare field. Four-year institutions generally require that students spend a significant portion of their first two years taking courses that build their knowledge and skills in general education. An AA degree focuses on general education courses and a minimum of 44 credit hours must come from areas 1-6 listed in the Associate of Arts section of the catalog. This AA degree is structured to include those general education courses that are commonly included in many bachelor's degree healthcare programs. The remaining credit hours are divided among the College Success course, courses in the student's area of concentration, elective courses, and the Critical Thinking course. All students must take the College Success course and Critical Thinking course in order to complete the AA degree. 

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Embedded Certificates

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Arts degree in a Healthcare Concentration, a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare language, delivery systems, and occupations.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the ethical and professional behaviors required in healthcare occupations.
  • Describe the structure and function of the major systems of the human body
Course Title Credits
BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology * 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
MST 1101 Introduction to Health Care 3
MST 1105 Medical Terminology 2
BIO 2121 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I  
or COM 1120 Public Speaking I  
or COM 1170 Small Group Communication 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology (GA) 3
ENG -- English Literature Elective (GA)** 3
BIO 2122 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology (GA) 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective^ 3
MTH -- Mathematics Elective *** 3
PHL 2100 Ethics (GA)  
or PHL 2300 Medical Ethics (GA) 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective^ 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective^ 3
-- Concentration/Elective^^ 3
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
  Total credit hours 60
*Students must complete two science courses (8 credit hours) with a lab component to meet the Associate of Arts degree requirements. Students who have not completed chemistry and biology in high school with a grade of C or better within the past five years must also take BIO 1410 to meet prerequisite requirement of BIO 2121, Anatomy and Physiology I. Students who have completed chemistry and biology in high school, may substitute 4 credit hours of concentration/general education electives for BIO 1410. 

**Choose from ENG 1600, ENG 2300, and ENG 2610 to meet the ENG literature GA elective requirement.

***Students must complete 3 credit hours of math from those listed under mathematics in the transfer module. OT36 math courses include MTH 1070, 1280, 1340, 2100, 2200, 2220, 2242, 2330, 2530; STT 2640, 2650. If students choose Statistics to meet the math requirement, they must complete both STT 2640 and STT 2650. 

^Three classes (9 credit hours) of Arts/Humanities electives must be completed. Choose from ART 1300, 1001, 1002; MUS 1130; THE 1130, 1133, 2241, 2242; SPN 1111, 1112, 2111, 2112; any HST; any PHL; or ENG 1600, 2250, 2300, 2510, 2520, 2610, 2620 for Arts/Humanities class. 

^^ These classes should be clearly transferable and count toward the major at the transfer institution. Courses should relate to the major to be pursued or may be used to fulfill additional requirements at the four-year institution. Courses should be carefully planned with an academic advisor.

The program schedule is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory requirements, will require additional semesters of study.

Individuals completing the curriculum will satisfy the College's AA degree requirements and many of the general education courses required for transfer to a four-year healthcare program. In addition, individuals will complete several courses that focus on healthcare which are especially helpful to those students interested in a career in healthcare.

NOTE:In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the College also requires that students receiving the Associate of Arts degree take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses in the curriculum plan above that meet this requirement are identified with the "GA" designation behind the course name.

In addition to PHL 2000, Critical Thinking, all students pursuing the AA degree are required to complete at least 6 credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. The curriculum plan above meets this requirement.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a transfer degree should plan the details of their program of study at Clark State according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult his/her academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes.