Health Care Studies

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 63 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 Career Opportunities in Health Care
  • HCS 154 Medical Terminology
  • HCS 170 Ethical Considerations in Health Care
  • HPE 212 Health
  • HPE 111 First Aid and Basic Life Support
  • 1 credit of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Elective

General Education

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • CSC 134 Core Word
  • CSC 135 Core Excel
  • 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

Choose three (3) courses from the following:

  • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology OR BIO 115 Human Biology
  • BIO 118 Contemporary Biology I
  • BIO 171 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 172 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 230 Microbiology
  • CHM 121 General Chemistry I

Choose one (1) course from the following:

  • MAT 110 Mathematics of Money
  • MAT 121 Introductory Statistics I
  • MAT 145 Survey of Functions I

Approved Electives

Choose five – six (5-6) credits from the following courses:

  • ACC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ASL 101 American Sign Language I
  • BIO 230 Microbiology
  • BUS 124 Organizational Behavior
  • CDC 102 Concepts of Chemical Dependency
  • EMCR 200 Emergency Medical Technician
  • HPE 164 Stress Reduction through Exercise
  • HPE 190 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • HPE 227 Physiology of Exercise
  • HUS 102 Human Services in Contemporary America
  • MAS 225 Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • NS 210 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  • NS 220 Sports Nutrition
  • NUR 223 Pathophysiology
  • NUR 265 Trans-Culture Considerations in Health Care
  • SSC 150 Human Sexuality
  • SSC 200 Introduction to Gerontology
  • SUNY General Education approved course in The Arts
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Natural Sciences
SUNY General Education Electives

For information on which courses fulfill SUNY General Education Electives and for information on transferring to a four-year school, visit www.flcc.edu/academics/transfer-guidelines.

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