Sep 28, 2022  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2022-23 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2022-23

Liberal Studies: Health Science Career


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Program Description:

The Health Science Career option is designed for students interested in a health career, or who have completed health science course credits in an associate degree program or a certificate in a health program, and are seeking to be employed in entry-level health positions. This program requires a minimum of 15 credits to be completed in health science courses.  Students who have completed a certificate in a health program will also be eligible to obtain an industry-recognized certification. The Health Science Transfer option is designed for students interested in a health career, or who have completed health science course credits in an associate degree program or a certificate in a health program, and are interested in transferring to a four-year institution to continue in an allied health program. This program requires a minimum of 15 credits to be completed in health science courses.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Students who complete the career option would be eligible to be employed in an entry-level health position.   Students who complete the transfer option would be eligible to transfer to a 4-year institution to continue their studies in an allied health degree program.

 

Helpful Hints:

Health science course refers to courses in any of the following areas:  AHP, DAS, DHY, DLT, MAS, MLT, NUR, RAD, or SON.

Many health science courses are restricted to students accepted into a specific health degree or certificate program.  MAS 101 (Medical Terminology) and several AHP courses are open to students not enrolled in a specific health program.

 

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Liberal Studies Health Science option will achieve the outcomes of the Liberal Studies degree.  Additionally, graduates are prepared to:

  • Identify skills and knowledge necessary for a health care worker;
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in healthcare environments;
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical work habits as they apply to health care environments;
  • Exhibit interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers, other health care personnel, and the public;
  • Recognize the impact of different cultures in the healthcare environment;
  • Be employed in entry level health areas.

Required Courses:


  • Semester 1

  • 3 ♦ 
  • 4 ♦ 
  • IDS 101 - First Year Experience 1
  • Interdisciplinary Elective (Recommend: IDS 132- Health Career Exploration)  1
  • 3 ♦ 
  • 3 ♦ 
  • Total Credits: 15

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  • Semester 2

  • 3
  • Humanities General Education Elective (Recommend: ETH 101- Ethics and Society or ETH 105- Introduction to Bioethics) 
  • Social Science General Education Elective (Recommend: HST 139- Cultures in Peace and Conflict)  3
  • Free Elective (Recommend: ANT 101- Cultural Anthropology)  3
  • Free Elective 3
  • Total Credits: 15

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  • Semester 3

  • Free Elective (Recommend BIO 108 - Nutrition)  3
  • Free Elective (Recommend EDU 122 - Child Growth & Development)  3
  • Free Elective 3
  • Free Elective 3
  • Free Elective 3
  • Total Credits: 15

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  • Semester 4

  • Health Science Restricted Electives: Courses with the following designation: AHP, DAS, DHY, DLT, MAS, MLT, NUR, RAD or SON  15
  • Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 60


♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

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