Health Science

Allied health paraprofessionals who have earned a certificate or license may be eligible to receive college credit for their accredited, post secondary education. Students may transfer college credit to four-year institutions or use the degree for career advancement.   Apply & Register Program Details

Allied health paraprofessionals who have earned a certificate or license may be eligible to receive college credit for their accredited, post secondary education. Students may transfer college credit to four-year institutions or use the degree for career advancement.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
HIT-120 Medical Terminology 3
BIO-117 Basic Psychology 3
HIT-120 Medical Terminology 1
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective 3
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Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
BIO-118 Basic Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHL-232 Biomedical Ethics 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective2 3/4
  Portfolio Assessment 282
  Total Minimum Credits 60

All students are required to take the core courses listed.

Graduation from a recognized accredited Allied Health career program recognized by Camden County College or graduates of an approved Camden County College non-credit program may be eligible to earn college credit for their previous experience.

  • Programs between 60 and 99 contact hours may earn 4 college credits
  • Programs between 100 and 199 contact hours may earn 8 college credits
  • Programs between 200 and 299 contact hours may earn 15 college credits
  • Programs between 300 and 399 contact hours may earn 21 college credits
  • Programs between 400 and 499 hours may earn 25 college credits
  • Programs over 500 hours may earn 28 college credits

All credit assessments will be conducted by portfolio assessment.

1 Suggested Electives: Introduction to Statistics (MTH-111), Algebraic Concepts (MTH-100) or Pre-calculus Mathematics I (MTH-123)
2 Students receiving less than 28 college credits for their post-secondary work should select additional courses from the following list to graduate with a minimum of 60 credits: Laboratory Science General Education Elective, Statistics Social Science General Education Elective, Humanities General Education Elective

Program Goals

  • To earn a health science associate degree, through general education for students who have successfully completed an accredited/approved allied health program.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To prepare students for upward career mobility for healthcare workers by building upon a student’s prior professional knowledge and clinical experience.
  • To prepare students for career advancement in an allied health profession.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Communicate in both written and oral formats.
  2. Apply the scientific method of inquiry to analyze problems and draw conclusions from evidence and data.
  3. Identify resources, obtain and critically evaluate information.

Special Program Information

  • Students may earn a minimum of 22 to a maximum of 28 credits for completing a post secondary, accredited allied health program.
  • The credits awarded are based on the number of hours spent in training at an accredited allied health program recognized by Camden County College.
  • To earn the Associate in Applied Science degree, students must complete the courses listed in the Health Science program curriculum at Camden County College.
  • Students must review their portfolio assessment with the coordinator to be eligible to be a health science major.

Employment Opportunities

  • Administration
  • Education
  • Management

Transfer Opportunities

Contact Person

Professor Betty Joynes, Allied Health Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4324
email: bjoynes@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

51.0000

Program Code

HSC.AAS