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Health Sciences Broad Field AS

Health Sciences Broad Field AS

This program in health sciences prepares individuals for transfer to a variety of baccalaureate degree programs. Includes instruction in the basic sciences and aspects of the subject matter related to various health occupations.

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Broad Field is designed to articulate to:

  • Bemidji State University, including but not limited to: Community Health, Exercise Science and Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis)
  • Metropolitan State University including but not limited to: Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis)
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, including but not limited to: Communication Disorder, Food and Nutrition, Dental Hygiene (limited seats available on a competitive basis), Therapeutic Recreation, Dietetics, Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis), Corrections, Psychology, Health Science and Social Work
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead, including but not limited to: Health Education, Exercise Science and Community Health
  • Saint Cloud State University, including but not limited to: Athletic Training, Community Health and Social Work
  • Southwest Minnesota State University, including but not limited to: Exercise Science
  • Winona State University, including but not limited to: Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Services, Movement Sciences, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis) and Biology - Allied Health
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University

 

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2017 - 2018

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:1001
    Course Title:Biology I      Goal Areas:03       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course focuses on the concepts of biological chemistry, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, molecular genetics and heredity reproduction and development. The course is intended for allied health majors and others not requiring a majors-level introductory biology. High school algebra and chemistry are recommended. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab).
    Biology IView03 4
    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:2100
    Course Title:Microbiology      Goal Areas:03       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is a study of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa, infection, immunity, human diseases and microbiology of food and water. Laboratory exercises stress detection, isolation and control of microorganisms. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Prerequisite: Biol 1001 or 1101 with grade of "C" or better
    MicrobiologyView03 4
    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:2111
    Course Title:Human Anatomy and Physiology I      Goal Areas:03       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is the first course of a two-course sequence. The course offers students a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body in a classroom and laboratory setting. Topics include anatomical terminology, homeostasis, cell structure and function, histology, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the following organ systems; integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, special senses and endocrine. Utilization of preserved specimens in the laboratory is a required part of the course. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Strongly recommend college level reading abilities, a working knowledge of elementary algebra and a medical terminology course. Prerequisite: Biol 1001 or 1101 with grade of "C" or better. Recommendations for student success in this class include: a prior course in medical terminology, college level reading and basic algebra skills
    Human Anatomy and Physiology IView03 4
    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:2112
    Course Title:Human Anatomy and Physiology II      Goal Areas:03       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is the second course of a two-course sequence. This course offers students a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body in a classroom and laboratory setting. Topics include the anatomy and physiology of the following organ systems: circulatory, non-specific and specific defenses, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and early development. Strongly recommend college level reading abilities, a working knowledge of elementary algebra and a medical terminology course. Utilization of preserved specimens in the laboratory is a required part of the course. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Prerequisite: Biol 2111 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Human Anatomy and Physiology IIView03 4
    Course Subject: CHEM         Course Number:1061
    Course Title:Principles of Chemistry I      Goal Areas:03       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is a study of the basic concepts of Chemistry, with an emphasis on atomic theory, stoichiometric relationships, kinetic-molecular theory, molecular structure, and chemical bonding as related to the gas and liquid and solid phases. The lab portion with experiments includes observation, data collection, and mathematical applications that support the concepts being studied in class. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Placement in this class will be determined by student college assessment score and/or successful completion of Math 1150 with a grade of C or better.
    Principles of Chemistry IView03 4
    Course Subject: MATH         Course Number:1150
    Course Title:College Algebra      Goal Areas:04       Credits:3

    Course Description:This college-level course continues the study of algebra conducted in the developmental algebra courses. Topics include polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their applications. Additional topics include systems of non-linear equations, systems of linear equations, and matrices. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 0970 or 0980 with grade of "C" or better
    College AlgebraView04 3
    Elementary Statistics
    Course Subject: MATH         Course Number:1090
    Course Title:Statway Statistics II or      Goal Areas:02,04       Credits:4

    Course Description:This is the second course in a two-course sequence. Students in this course are required to have taken the preceding course, Math 0990 in the previous semester. Topics for both courses include concepts and methods of statistics with an emphasis on data analysis. Topics include methods for collecting data, graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, correlation, simple linear regression, basic concepts of probability, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means and proportions, and chi-square tests.
    Statway Statistics II orView02,04 4
    Course Subject: MATH         Course Number:1130
    Course Title:Elementary Statistics      Goal Areas:04       Credits:3

    Course Description:This is an introductory course in descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, and inferential statistics. Topics include exploratory data analysis, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, linear regression, basic probability, binomial and normal distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Additional topics may include inferential procedures for two populations, analysis of variance and chi-squared tests. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 0900 or 0902 or 0980 or 1010 or 1031 or 1140 with grade of "C" or better.
    Elementary StatisticsView04 3
     
    General Education Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1310
    Course Title:Intercultural Communication      Goal Areas:07,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:The influence of culture is an especially important and sensitive issue facing us today. A person's culture strongly influences his/her identity, beliefs, expectations, and communication style. This course explores communication across culture as defined by nationality, gender, and ethnicity while concentrating on effective use of communication in all of these areas.
    Intercultural CommunicationView07,08 3
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1202
    Course Title:College Writing II      Goal Areas:01       Credits:2

    Course Description:This class focuses on the research process, textual analysis of primary and secondary sources, rhetorical strategies for argument and persuasion, and successful integration of sources into a longer academic paper utilizing MLA (or other, as appropriate) documentation format. The class may be disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or topical in content, as noted on the class registration site. Prerequisite: Engl 1200 or 1201 with a grade of C or higher
    College Writing IIView01 2
    Course Subject: PHIL         Course Number:1220
    Course Title:Health Care Ethics      Goal Areas:02,06,09       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course looks at the underlying assumptions that affect beliefs, practices, and policies in contemporary health care. Emphasis will be placed on understanding of the ethical principles and theories related to health care. A wide variety of health care issues and the challenges they present will be studied. Critical thinking skills will be emphasized in determining the best course of action for making ethical decisions in the health care field.
    Health Care EthicsView02,06,09 3
    Course Subject: PSYC         Course Number:1160
    Course Title:Introduction to Psychology      Goal Areas:05       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course provides an in-depth introduction to psychology. Topics may include history of psychology; research methods; physiological psychology; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; memory; cognition; motivation; emotion; personality; stress, health and coping; abnormal behavior, therapy; social psychology; human development; sexuality; and gender. Students are strongly encouraged to check with an advisor to determine if this is the appropriate course for their degree/program.
    Introduction to PsychologyView05 4
    Course Subject: PSYC         Course Number:1250
    Course Title:Life Span Developmental Psychology      Goal Areas:05       Credits:4

    Course Description:Life Span Developmental Psychology examines continuity and change across the life span. The course examines the biological, cognitive, and social development of humans from conception through death. Topics will explore maturation, human growth experiences, transitions, and the various stages of psychological and physical development as key components influencing human behaviors.
    Life Span Developmental PsychologyView05 4
    Course Subject: SOC         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Introduction to Sociology      Goal Areas:05,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a study of social and cultural aspects of human behavior. Topics include society and culture, roles and norms, groups and organizations, deviance, inequality, social and cultural change, and research methods.
    Introduction to SociologyView05,07 3
    College Writing I
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Gateway College Writing or      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    Gateway College Writing orView01 4
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1201
    Course Title:College Writing I      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    College Writing IView01 4
     
    Additional Requirements
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: HLTH         Course Number:1070
    Course Title:Nutrition      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental truths of nutrition principles, health promotion and disease prevention throughout life.   Topics include, in part, the study of carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals and their function and role in healthy living.  It will provide introductory nutritional information for career paths in nursing and other similar fields of study.
    NutritionViewn/a3
    7-8 elective credits, excluding under 1000 level, to reach 60 credits
     
    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    15 Credits must be earned at NHCC
     
                                   Total Credit Required60

  • Program Outcomes

    Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World:

    • Demonstrate comprehension of human and biological systems

    Intellectual and Practical Skills:

    • Use the English language effectively to read, write, speak, and listen critically

    Personal and Social Responsibility and Engagement:

    • Employ awareness and understanding of health, wellness and liberal arts; Develop the capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon socialand behavioral issues

    Integrative and Applied Learning:

    • Apply mathematical and logical thinking

    Upon completion of the program the student will be prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program.

  • Career Opportunities

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    Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

  • Transfer Information

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    If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

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    The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is intended for students whose primary goal is to complete the credentials for a specific career and/or prepare for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at a college or university with whom North Hennepin Community College has an articulation agreement. The A.S. degree provides a balance of general education courses and the required scientific, professional or technical courses in the degree program.


    A student shall:



    • Earn a minimum of 60 semester credits as required in the program, with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in courses taken at North Hennepin Community College. Specific programs may have additional requirements or a higher minimum grade point average.

    • Earn a minimum of 15 semester credits at North Hennepin Community College. A student must complete at least 50% of career specific courses at North Hennepin Community College.

    • Earn 30 credits in at least 6 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas.

    • Earn 30 professional/technical credits.

    • Have four years to complete the graduation requirements as published in the catalog in effect at the time of their initial enrollment. Students taking more than four years to complete their graduation requirements may follow any catalog published during the four-year period preceding their graduation.


    Completion of an A.S. degree fulfills the Goal Area 2 requirement of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).


    Developmental Courses
    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information
    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

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    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the: Higher Learning Commission 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440

Advising Information

- Prospective students (students with no NHCC ID number): call Admissions & Outreach at 763-424-0724 to meet with an Admissions Advisor

- Current students (students with an NHCC ID number), call the Advising Center at 763-424-0703 to meet with a Health Careers Advisor