Health Sciences, A.A.S.
Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, e-Learning
The Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences prepares students to enter direct 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|
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. The AAS in Health Sciences will prepare students for career opportunities in health care and health related services as outlined in the Health Sciences mission statement and reflected in industry and community needs. Students will be able to obtain:
a. The certifications necessary for employment in entry-level direct care services.
b. The requisite courses for the majority of national nursing and allied health programs, and specifically for UAA Nursing and Allied Health programs.
i. Students demonstrate understanding of nursing and allied health science program requirements and options within their career choices
ii. Students successfully develop and complete personalized internships in a health care field of interest.
iii. Student successfully complete the requisite GERs and sciences courses necessary to apply for admissions to nursing and allied health programs.
2. The Health Sciences program provides a foundational education for future health care professionals. Graduates will:
a. Demonstrate proficiencies in the six basic UAS competencies to the level needed to accomplish the primary goal of this program.
b. Reflect the UAS core values of cultural awareness, personal ethics, collaboration and continuing education.
i. Students demonstrate strong ethical and cross-cultural values in both theoretical and clinical health care situations.
ii. Students demonstrate appropriate social and professional work ethic skills in classroom and clinical settings.
iii. Students in skilled care courses (i.e. PCA, CNA, and EMT) successfully demonstrate the critical thinking, collaboration and technical skills necessary to be safe and effective health care team members.
iv. Students master the basic computational, communication and test- taking skills needed to obtain competitive GPAs and Nurse Entrance Test (NET) scores.
v. Students demonstrate proficient use of the information resources and reference materials needed for nursing and allied health training.
vi. Students demonstrate enough proficiency in information technology search engines and software to maintain a current educational standard of practice in health care.