2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Oct 31, 2020  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, AS (formerly, General Studies, Health Sciences Specialization)

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PURPOSE: This program is intended to prepare students for entry into a wide range of Bachelor degrees in health-science related programs including nursing, dental hygiene, radiation science, exercise science, health science, etc. This curriculum incorporates the general education courses required by most Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs. Students who complete the AAS in Nursing in addition to this degree will have completed the first 3 years of most BSN degrees. This program is also appropriate for Associated Degree Registered Nurses who wish to enter into RN to BSN programs. Student interested in medical school or dental school should choose the A.S. General Studies, Science Specialization as their major.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of introductory concepts related to human anatomy and physiology.
  2. Explain the general characteristics of microorganisms and their relationships to individual and community health.
  3. Evaluate and communicate the relationship among nutrition, human development, and lifestyle on disease prevention.
  4. Interpret medical terms and abbreviations.
  5. Apply quantitative skills relevant to future practitioners in health science careers.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. Students planning to complete a BSN or BS in a health science field should meet with their faculty advisor to decide on the courses that best match the requirements of their intended transfer institution.


Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60


1Students applying for the JTCC Nursing Program may elect to take MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning as the math required for admission to the JTCC Nursing Program (starting Spring 2019).

2Students are eligible to apply to the nursing program while enrolled in or after completion of the prerequisites courses.

3Students are reminded to consult with their transfer institution and faculty advisors about the varying science requirements of BSN and health science programs.

4Students should consult with their transfer institutions on this requirement. Some institutions may require a HIS elective. Students can choose CST 100  or from one of the following HIS electives: HIS 101 - History of Western Civilization I , HIS 102 - History of Western Civilization II , HIS 111 - History of World Civilization I , HIS 112 - History of World Civilization II , HIS 121 - United States History I , or HIS 122 - United States History II .

5Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Mathematics, Natural and Health Sciences: 804-706-5084 (Chester) or 804-594-1500 (Midlothian).

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