Health Sciences, A.A.S.
Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, e-Learning
The Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences prepares students to enter allied health care careers and to apply or transfer to a variety of health care training programs. Students need to consult with a Health Sciences advisor before registering for courses.
A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses. A grade of C- is not considered passing.
|Minimum Credit Hours||60|
|General Education Requirements||18-19|
|Emphasis Area Requirements||41-42|
|General Education Requirements|
|Written Communication Skills|
|WRTG S111||*Writing Across Contexts||3|
|WRTG S211||*Writing and the Humanities||3|
|or WRTG S212||*Writing and the Professions|
|Oral Communication Skills|
|Select one of the following||3|
|*Fundamentals of Oral Communication|
|*Small Group Communication and Team Building|
|MATH S105||Intermediate Algebra||3-4|
|or HS S116||Mathematics in Health Care|
|PSY S111||*Introduction to Psychology 1||3|
|or PSY S250||*Lifespan Development|
|HS S135||Medical Terminology||3|
|Pre-Nursing Qualifications Emphasis|
|BIOL S111||*Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIOL S112||*Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BIOL S240||Introductory Microbiology||4|
|CHEM S103||*Introduction to General Chemistry 2||4|
|HS S203||Science of Nutrition||3|
|Advisor approved electives (in the following areas: BA, BIOL, CHEM, HS, HIM, HUMS, PSY)||22-27|
|Medical Assisting Emphasis|
|MA S133||Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative I||4|
|MA S142||Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical I||4|
|MA S233||Medical Assisting Procedures: Administrative II||4|
|MA S242||Medical Assisting Procedures: Clinical II||4|
|MA S294A||Medical Assisting Practicum||4|
|Advisor approved electives (in the following areas: BA, BIOL, CHEM, HS, HIM, HUMS, PSY)||21-22|
|Behavioral Health Emphasis|
|HUMS S101||Introduction to Behavioral Health Practices||3|
|HUMS S135||Beginning Therapeutic Interventions||3|
|HUMS S140||Behavioral Health and the Good Life||3|
|HUMS S180||Introduction to Addiction, Trauma, and Crises||3|
|HUMS S201||Introduction to Integrative Behavioral Health||3|
|Advisor approved electives (in the following areas: BA, BIOL, CHEM, HS, HIM, HUMS, PSY)||26-27|
Consult with an advisor to determine which PSY course meets your educational plan.
CHEM S103 is required only if a lab chemistry course is not taken and passed in high school with a C (2.0) or higher.
1. Demonstrate health science skills in one of the emphasis areas to meet Alaska’s health workforce needs.
2. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
3. Apply vocabulary pertinent in allied health careers.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of computational skills.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of human behaviors.