Health Care Studies: Health Science Track

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 62 semester hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0).

For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • HCS 153 Fundamentals of Health Care
  • HCS 154 Medical Terminology
  • HCS 270 Ethical Considerations in Health Care
  • HPE 111 First Aid and Basic Life Support
  • HPE 212 Health
  • 1 credit of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Elective

General Education

  • CSC 134 Core Word
  • CSC 135 Core Excel
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • NS 115 Introduction to Nutrition
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 200 Life Span Development
  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • 3 credits SUNY General Education approved course in American Sign Language or Spanish
  • 3 credits SUNY General Education approved course in Basic Communication: Oral
  • 3 credits SUNY General Education approved course from one of the following categories:
    • American History
    • Western Civilization
    • Other World Civilizations

Health Science Track

  • BIO 171 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 172 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • MAT 145 Survey of Functions I

Choose two (2) courses from the following:

  • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology*
  • BIO 121 General Biology I
  • BIO 122 General Biology II
  • BIO 230 Microbiology
  • CHM 121 General Chemistry I
  • PHY 118 College Physics I
  • PHY 119 College Physics II

Note: Any student who successfully completes ENG 103 and a general education COM course may receive credit for ENG 125 upon acceptance to the FLCC Nursing program.

*BIO 110 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology is recommended for new students, except those with a recent extensive background in Biology.

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Related Programs

In addition to our Health Care Studies tracks, FLCC offers degrees in Nursing, Human Services, and Kinesiology and Human Performance.