Health Sciences Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in General Studies (Health Sciences Option)

Credits required 60/61

Dean

William Berardi

Program contact

Carol Martin, Coordinator of General Studies and Professor of Office Administration, ext. 2408

Program Goals Statement

This program is designed to help prepare students for application to the College’s Health Sciences programs. It does not guarantee admission to any program but does guide students in choosing courses that provide sound preparation for admission to those programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

  • Students may select any course for which prerequisites are met.
  • Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university should consider the MassTransfer program.
  • Students planning to major in Medical Transcription or Medical Administrative Assistant should take MAA 101.
  • For programs in which HLT 106, HLT 101, or HLT 102 are required, MAA 101 does not substitute for them.

After BCC

  • Many successful Health Science graduates began their college careers in the General Studies or Liberal Arts programs. Admission to Health Sciences is competitive, but this program provides students a structured way to complete the necessary courses to make themselves more competitive candidates. Refer to the program description elsewhere in the catalog for Admissions standards for the program of interest.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Medical Language - Choose one

HLT 101Medical Language Module I

1 credit

HLT 102Medical Language Module II

1 credit

HLT 106Medical Language

3 credits

MAA 101Medical Terminology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:1-3

For programs in which HLT 101, HLT 102, or HLT 106 are required, MAA 101 does not substitute for them.

Choose one of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses

Biology Elective

8-19 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Chemistry Elective

0-8 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

0-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17-29

Program Elective Courses

Fall Semester 1 - Clinical Lab Science

BIO 154, ENG 101, CSS 101, Program Elective, SOC 101 or SOC 212 or SOC 252

Spring Semester 2 - Clinical Lab Science

BIO 239, ENG 102, PSY 101, Humanities Elective, Program Elective

Fall Semester 3 - Clinical Lab Science

COM 101, CHM 115, Behavioral/Social Science Elective, Multicultural Perspective Elective, HST 111 or HST 112 or HST 113 or HST 114

Spring Semester 4 - Clinical Lab Science

CHM 116, MTH 119, Medical Language Elective, Technical Literacy Elective, Program Elective

Fall Semester 1 - Dental Hygiene

BIO 111 or BIO 121, ENG 101, CSS 101, SOC 101 or SOC 212 or SOC 252, Multicultural Perspective Elective

Spring Semester 2 - Dental Hygiene

BIO 233, ENG 102, PSY 101, MTH 119, HST 111 or HST 112 or HST 113 or HST 114

Fall Semester 3 - Dental Hygiene

BIO 234, COM 101, CHM 115, Behavioral/Social Science Elective

Spring Semester 4 - Dental Hygiene

BIO 239, BIO 220, CHM 116, Medical Language Elective, Technical Literacy Elective

Fall Semester 1 - Nursing

BIO 111 or BIO 121, ENG 101, CSS 101, Humanities Elective, Program Elective

Spring Semester 2 - Nursing

BIO 233, ENG 102, PSY 101, Multicultural Perspective Elective, Program Elective

Fall Semester 3 - Nursing

BIO 234, COM 101, HST 111 or HST 112, PSY 252, Program Elective

Spring Semester 4 - Nursing

BIO 239, MTH 119 or MTH 125, SOC 101 or SOC 212 or SOC 252, Medical Language Elective, Technical Literacy Elective

Fall Semester 1 - Occupational Therapy

BIO 111 or BIO 121, CSS 101, ENG 101, HLT 101 or HLT 102, PSY 101, Program Elective (Recommended electives for students interested in OTA: PSY 252, PSY 255, HCI 122, SOC 256, HLT 124, ASL 101, DST 101)

 

Spring Semester 2 - Occupational Therapy

BIO 233, ENG 102, HST 111 or HST 112, Program Elective, SOC 101

Fall Semester 3 - Occupational Therapy

BIO 234, COM 101, Behavioral/Social Science Elective, Multicultural Perspective Elective, Program Elective

Spring Semester 4 - Occupational Therapy

MTH 119 or MTH 125, Program Elective, Program Elective, Technical Literacy Elective

Students who intend to transfer to another college or university should select the General Studies (MassTransfer) program.

Completion of this program option does not imply or guarantee acceptance into any of Bristol Community College’s health career programs.

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