2019-2020 Catalog 
    May 12, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences Associate of Science

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The Health Sciences Associate Degree program is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore their interest in health, health care and related fields through a variety of classes. The program may lead to a range of general health employment opportunities in areas such as Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, or Medical Assisting. This associate degree is an initial educational step that may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. A baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers in areas such as Health Sciences, Health Care Management/Administration, Public Health, and other pre-professional Allied Health Programs.

Courses identified within the “Required Core” may have limitations on enrollments depicted by an asterisk symbol (*). It is strongly advised that students reference Saddleback College catalog or consult with a counselor for assistance in outlining an educational plan to achieve this degree.

This program is not the Associate Degree in Nursing and does not meet the State Board of Registered Nursing requirements for licensure in the State of California. Students interested in achieving a degree in Nursing should see Registered Nurse Associate in Science.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Recognize and define the terminology of various health sciences.
  • Differentiate between various health science jobs and job requirements.
  • Demonstrate scientific and critical thinking skills related to the field of health science.

Required Core: Select 18 units from the following courses

Total Units for the Major: 18

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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