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    Motlow State Community College
  Sep 25, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook

Health Sciences Area of Emphasis (A.S.)

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Nursing and Allied Health
Associate of Science Degree

Program Description

The Health Sciences degree at Motlow provides a program of study for students who want to pursue a career in health care.  Some students enter this program and then, if accepted, transfer into a nursing program or an allied health program. 

During the program of study, students will be introduced to the:

  • Language of health care
  • Structure and functions of the human body
  • Development of microorganisms
  • Concepts of health and illness
  • Behavioral and mental processes
  • And other dynamic and interesting coursework that prepare students for a career in health care

Practical Experience

Students will be engaged in learning through:

  • hands-on lab opportunities
  • critical thinking
  • interaction with students and instructors
  • exposure to challenging coursework, lectures, and classroom interaction

Career Opportunities

The A.S. degree is designated for students to transfer to a university and complete a bachelor’s degree for a career in nursing or allied health.   

GENERAL EDUCATION (41 credit hours)

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 60 or (see notes below)

All health sciences majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300: First Year Experience, and the degree program will require 63 credit hours.

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