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This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek, Springfield - Leffel Lane and Xenia locations.

The Associate of Science (AS) Health Care 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 AS degree focuses on general education courses and a minimum of 40 credit hours must come from areas 1-6 listed in the Associate of Science section of the catalog. This AS 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, and elective courses. All students must take the College Success course in order to complete the AS degree. 

Individuals completing the curriculum that follows will satisfy the College's AS 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 and will prove to be especially helpful to those students interested in a career in healthcare.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate of Science degree in a Healthcare Concentration, a graduate will be able to meet the goals outlined for the general Associate of Science 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 fundtion of the major systems of the human body

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Curriculum Plan
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.

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.

Download the curriculum sheet for this major.

Course Title Credits
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
ENG -- English Literature Elective (GA)** 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology (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
MTH -- Mathematics Elective*** 2
PHL 2100 Ethics (GA)or  
PHL 2300 Medical Ethics (GA) 3
-- Concentration or general education elective^^ 3
-- Concentration or general education elective^^ 3
-- Concentration or general education elective^^ 4
  Total Credit Hours 60

*Students must complete 8 credit hours of science classes with a lab component to meet the Associate of Science 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 take BIO 1410 to meet pre-requisite requirment of BIO 2121, Anatomy and Physiology I. Students who have completed chemistry and biology in high school, may substitute four 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 five 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, 2242, 2430, 2530; STT 2640, 2650. If students choose Statistics to meet the math requirement, they must complete both STT 2640 and STT 2650. 

^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 hours 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.

All students pursuing the AS degree are required to complete at least 9 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.

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