SLCC General Catalog

Health Science AS

Associate of Science (AS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

This degree is recommended for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges. Completion of the Associate of Science degree with a Health Sciences emphasis does not affect the professional status, certification or licensure of graduates of associate of applied science degree programs in the Health Sciences Division.

NOTE:

This degree is designed for students already accepted into other Health Sciences programs. It allows for courses already required to achieve a specific Associate of Applied Science degree to be combined with additional courses to earn an Associate of Science degree.

Career Opportunities

Please refer to specific information under the Health Sciences AAS degree options.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution is solely determined by the transfer institution.  Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended transfer institution for specific articulation information.

Entry Requirements

Students must be accepted into one of the Health Sciences programs that offers an Associate of Applied (AAS) Science degree.

Estimated Cost for Students

Cost of AAS degree courses plus tuition, fees and books for remainder of General Education Requirements.

 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1030

Quantitative Reasoning (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1040

Intro to Statistics (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1050

College Algebra (QL)

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

NOTE: University of Utah Nursing requires MATH 1040.

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or Depth) 3 Credits

NOTE: For this program, students may select an additional DV course.

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

NOTE: Some of the General Education and Institutional Requirements may already be met in the AAS degree requirements.

Required Courses

An Associate of Science degree can be earned in the following AAS degree options in addition to completing the above General Education requirements.  For information on specific courses, contact the Health Sciences Advising Receptionist at 801-957-6215 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.

Note:Students must also complete their AAS degree requirements in either: Dental Hygiene, Mortuary Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology or Nursing.

Dental Hygiene Option

This option does NOT make the Dental Hygiene AAS degree transferable to a Dental Hygiene baccalaureate degree.

Mortuary Science Option

This option does NOT make the Mortuary Science AAS degree transferable to a Mortuary Science baccalaureate degree.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Option

This option does NOT make the Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS degree transferable to an Occupational Therapy baccalaureate degree.

Physical Therapist Assistant Option

This option does NOT make the Physical Therapist Assistant AAS degree transferable to a Physical Therapy baccalaureate degree.

Radiologic Technology Option

This option does NOT make the Radiologic Technology AAS degree transferable to a Radiologic Technology baccalaureate degree.

Nursing Option

This option may be helpful for the Nursing AAS degree RN who is seeking admission to RN to BSN completion programs.  Call the nursing academic advisor at 801-957-6065 for additional information related to these programs.

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will demonstrate a rate, of either intent for immediate employment or intent for admission to a baccalaureate program, of at least eighty percent (80%). 

1 – Substantive Knowledge

 

  • Eighty percent (80%) of graduates will rank “course content” and “quality of instruction” at the “GOOD” level or better.

1 – Substantive Knowledge

 

  • Students will be effective in verbal, written and non-verbal communications. 

2 – Communicate Effectively

 

  • Students will possess basic mathematic knowledge appropriate to their field.

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Students will utilize critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.

4 – Think Critically

 

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work with others in a professional and constructive manner in the healthcare environment.

5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

Department Contact Info

School of Health Sciences

Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Center

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-6215

Health Sciences Programs

Academic Advisor
Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Center (JHSC) 047
801-957-6407