A.S. in Pre-Allied Health

A.S. Degree

The Pre-Allied Health degree provides students with a strong biology and chemistry foundation in preparation for Allied Health career fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, and physical therapy. The Pre-Allied Health degree includes the pre-requisites for Registered Nursing programs at two-year colleges, and is transferable to Nursing and Health Science majors at various four-year institutions. Some variation in degree requirements may exist for a particular Allied Health program; therefore, it is essential that students refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution and contact a counselor to ensure that all required coursework is completed.

Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
    If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
  4. Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Fall Semester 1 1
CHEM 103College Chemistry5
Spring Semester 1
BIOL 200Human Anatomy4
Fall Semester 2
BIOL 201Human Physiology4
Spring Semester 2
BIOL 220Microbiology5
Select one (1) of the following courses: 2
College Chemistry5
Introductory Statistics4
College Algebra4
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Psychology - Honors3
Introduction to Sociology3
Introduction to Sociology - Honors3
Public Address3
Public Address - Honors3
Total Units21-23
1

BIOL 105 should be taken Fall Semester 1 or earlier in preparation for advanced biology coursework.

2

 Electives may be taken any semester.

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Pre-Allied Health A.S. Degree will:

  1. Predict the function of unfamiliar structures based on knowledge of previously studied human cells, tissues, and organs.
  2. Work safely in a laboratory or clinical setting with microorganisms.
  3. Explain pharmaceutical drug actions based on knowledge of physiological mechanisms.
  4. Communicate the importance of vaccination and antibiotic stewardship.
  5. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and microbiology concepts to more advanced courses required for allied health careers.