This program is offered at Clark State's 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 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 Capstone Seminar. All students must take the College Success course and the Capstone Seminar in order to complete the AA degree.
Upon completion of an Associate of Arts degree in a Healthcare Concentration, a graduate will be able to meet the goals outlined for the general Associate of Arts degree; additionally, the 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.
Individuals completing the curriculum that follows 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.
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 institutiions 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.
The program schedule that follows 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.
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|BIO 1410||Fundamentals of Biology *||4|
|ENG 1111||English I||3|
|FYE 1100||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 Ior|
|COM 1120||Public Speaking Ior|
|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|
|MTH --||Mathematics Elective ***||3|
|PHL 2100||Ethics (GA)or|
|PHL 2300||Medical Ethics (GA)||3|
|--||Concentration or General Education Elective^^||3|
|HUM 2899||Capstone Seminar||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 pre-requisite 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. Transfer module math courses include MTH 1050, 1280, 1340, 2100, 2200, 2220, 2240, 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; FRN 1111, 1112; any HST; any PHL; or ENG 1600, 2250, 2300, 2500, 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 general education requirements at the four-year institution. Courses should be carefully planned with an academic advisor.
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 the Capstone Seminar, 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.
Class Schedule Planning
The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.
Disclaimer: This information is for planning purposes only and does not guarantee availability. Clark State Community College will make every effort to offer courses as listed above but reserves the right to change, add, and cancel course offerings for unforeseen circumstances.