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Health Science Emphasis - Associate in Science Degree

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Students who are interested in a Health Science career may enroll in the Associate in Science - Health Science Emphasis program in order to select the courses they will need for admission into the Health Science programs of their choice. When students apply for admission into this degree program, they select among concentrations: Nursing Preparation (NUR), Practical Nursing (LPN), Dental Hygiene Preparation (DHG), Radiology Preparation (RAD), Physical Therapist Preparation (PTA), or Surgical Technology Preparation (SUR).

Students who are interested in this degree program should contact their Academic Advisors for assistance in course selection. Please note that selecting a concentration is for advising purposes only and does not imply automatic acceptance into that specific limited-enrollment program. 

For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience

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Curriculum Sequence

Students should complete the courses required for admission and general education requirements (below) and may enroll in the remaining courses required for Associate in Science, Health Science Emphasis in preparation for admission to the Health Science program concentration.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  
English Composition and Speech  
ALL of the following MUST be completed:   
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
    Total Credit Hours Needed 9
Natural Sciences/Mathematics
TWO courses to be chosen from the following courses (may not repeat from above):
AST 101 AST 102 BIO 101 BIO 102 BIO 112
CHM 105 CHM 110 MAT 110 MAT 120 MAT 130
MAT 140 PHY 118 PHY 201 PHY 202 PHY 221
PHY 222        
    Total Credit Hours Needed 8
Humanities/Fine Arts
TWO courses to be chosen from the following courses:
ART 101 ART 108 ENG 201 ENG 202 ENG 205
ENG 206 ENG 208 ENG 209 ENG 214 ENG 224
FRE 201 FRE 202 GER 201 GER 202 HIS 101
HIS 102 HIS 201 HIS 202 HIS 214 MUS 105
PHI 101 PHI 110 PHI 201 REL 103 SPA 201
SPA 202 THE 101      
     Total Credit Hours Needed 6
Social & Behavioral Sciences
The following course is required:
PSY 201        
    Total Credit Hours Needed 3
ONE course to be chosen from the following courses:
ANT 101 ECO 210 ECO 211 PSC 201 PSC 215
PSY 203 PSY 212 SOC 101 SOC 102  
    Total Credit Hours Needed 3
MAJOR CONCENTRATION
AST 101 AST 102 BIO 210 BIO 211 BIO 225
CHM 110 CHM 111 CHM 211 CHM 212 MAT 110
MAT 120 MAT 122 MAT 130 MAT 140 PHY 201
PHY 202 PHY 221 PHY 222    
    Total Credit Hours Needed 16
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES     
AHS 102 AHS 108** AHS 110 AHS 126 AHS 141
AHS 143 AHS 145 AHS 147** AHS 163 COL 105
CPT 170 PHI 103 PHI 110 PHY 118** PHY 201
PHY 202 PSY 203** SPA 101 SPA 102  
    Total Credit Hours Needed 15
    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   60
       
DENTAL HYGIENE
The following courses are required pre-requisites courses with a "C" or higher and a cummulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
BIO 210        
CHM 105 or CHM 110      
MAT 101        
ENG 101        
    Total Credit Hours Needed   14
         
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY  
The following courses are required pre-requisites courses with a "C" or higher and a cummulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
AHS 102 or AHS 104      
AHS 110 or AHS 114 if not previous patient skills background 
BIO 210 and BIO 211      
COL 105        
ENG 101        
MAT 101 or MAT 120      
PHY 118 or PHY 201 or PHY 202     
PSY 201        
SPC 205        
Humanities        
      Total Credit Hours Needed 35
         
NUCLEAR MEDICINE
The following courses are required pre-requisites courses with a "C" or higher and a cummulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
AHS 102 or AHS 104      
AHS 110 or AHS 141      
BIO 210 and BIO 211      
CHM 105 or CHM 110      
COL 105        
ENG 101        
MAT 110 or MAT 120      
PHY 118 or PHY 201 or PHY 202     
PSY 201        
SPC 205        
Humanities        
    Total Credit Hours Needed   39
         
NURSING
The following courses are required pre-requisites courses with a "C" or higher and a cummulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
 BIO 210 and BIO 211 and BIO 225    
ENG 101 and ENG 102      
Humanities        
MAT 110 or MAT 120      
PSY 201        
SPC 205        
    Total Credit Hours Needed   30
         
PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT
The following courses are required pre-requisites courses with a "C" or higher and a cummulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
BIO 210        
ENG 101        
Humanities        
MAT 110 or MAT 120      
PSY 201        
    Total Credit Hours Needed   16
         
PRACTICAL NURSING
The following courses are required pre-requisites courses with a "C" or higher and a cummulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
BIO 210 and BIO 211      
ENG 101        
MAT 155        
PSY 201        
    Total Credit Hours Needed   17
         
RADIOLOGY
The following courses are required pre-requisites courses with a "C" or higher and a cummulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
BIO 210        
COL 105        
ENG 101        
MAT 110 or MAT 120       
    Total Credit Hours Needed   13
         
SURGICAL TECHNICIAN
The following courses are required pre-requisites courses with a "C" or higher and a cummulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
BIO 210 and BIO 211 and BIO 225    
      Total Credit Hours Needed 12
         

*PHY 118 recommended for PTA.

**AHS 108, AHS 147 and PSY 203 recommended for Nursing.