Health Sciences Broad Field A.S. Degree

Health Sciences Broad Field A.S. Degree

Program Description

This program prepares students for careers in the healthcare occupation field.  It provides a broad base of general education course work relevant to health sciences in preparation for transfer to an array of health sciences majors at a college or university. This program is designed to fulfill the prerequisite requirements for health science baccalaureate requirements for specific majors at all Minnesota State universities offering related degrees through a statewide articulation agreement.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Develop as writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, speak, and listen critically;
  • Develop capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon social and behavioral issues;
  • Demonstrate comprehension of human and biological systems;
  • Increase knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking; and
  • Improve their awareness and understanding of health, wellness and liberal arts.

Career Opportunities

This program provides preparation for transfer into a number of health sciences majors including physical therapist, occupational therapist, rehabilitation specialist, nurse, nurse educator, athletic trainer, clinical social worker, health educator, nutritionist, dietitian, medical sonographer, radiologic technician, surgical technician, dental hygienist, psychologist, cardiovascular technologist, orthodontic technologist, exercise physiologist, health center manager, and more.

Transfer Opportunities

Students should consult with both Central Lakes College and transfer university advisors early in the process for guidance and planning regarding how to best meet the requirements of the various health sciences baccalaureate programs.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

BIOL 1431       General Biology I (Goal 3)…………………………… 5
BIOL 2457*     Microbiology (Goal 3)…………………………………. 4
BIOL 2467*     Anatomy and Physiology I (Goal 3)…………….. 4
BIOL 2468*     Anatomy and Physiology II (Goal 3)……………. 4
CHEM 1407     Life Science Chemistry (Goal 3) OR……………. 4
CHEM 1424*  Chemical Principles I (Goal 3)…………………….. 5
COMM 2420   Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1) OR
COMM 1420   Intercultural Communication (Goals 1,7)…… 3
ENGL 1410      Composition I (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1420*    Honors Composition I (Goal 1)…………………… 4
HLTH 1520      Principles of Nutrition………………………………… 3
MATH 1460*  Introduction to Statistics (Goal 4) OR
MATH 1461*  Honors Intro to Statistics (Goals 2,4)…………. 4
MATH 1470*  College Algebra (Goal 4)…………………………….. 3
PHIL 2420        Ethics (Goals 6,9)………………………………………… 3
PSYC 2421       General Psychology (Goals 2,5) OR
PSYC 2423*    Honors General Psychology (Goals 2,5)……… 4
PSYC 2431*    Human Development (Goal 5)……………………. 3
SOCL 1401      Introduction to Sociology (Goals 2,5) OR
SOCL 1403*    Honors Intro to Sociology (Goals 5,8)………… 3

An A.S. degree requires a minimum of 30 credits selected from at least six of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Student must select additional MnTC credits to total 60 credits. The following course is highly recommended:
ENGL 1411*    Composition II (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1421*    Honors Composition II (Goals 1,9)…………. 4 cr

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses………………… 5 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 60 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

Program Instructors

Photo First Name Last Name Position Department Phone Email Alt. Phone: URL wdt_ID
Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor CollegeCareerStudies - Mathematics - Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Psychology - CollegeCareerStudies 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray Instructor History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessFaculty - StudentLearningAssessment 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
Sarah Jennissen Instsructor NursingAssistant - PracticalNursing - TrainedMedicationAid 218-894-5308 sarah.jennissen@clcmn.edu 26
Kevin Lattu Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8117 kevin.lattu@clcmn.edu 27
Cash Robinson Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8076 cash.robinson@clcmn.edu 28
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