Program Overview

A major in Allied Health prepares students for further study, certification, and employment in a variety of allied health careers such as nursing, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, In addition to these diagnostic and therapeutic fields, students will also be prepared to pursue further education and training in a variety of non-clinical support services, public health and health administration careers. This program provides many of the prerequisite courses needed for entry in allied health certificate programs and many of the lower division courses needed for transfer to a four-year college or university.


AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 17-18 units Units
BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
CHEM 192 Elementary Chemistry 4 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 410 Chemistry for Health Sciences 4 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 12 units from the following:
Complete 3-4 units from the following courses: Units
BIOL 100 Introduction to the Life Sciences 3 units
BIOL 110 Principles Of Biology 4 units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
BIOL 132 Human Biology Laboratory 1 unit
Complete 9-10 units from the following courses: Units
BIOL 310 Nutrition 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
HSCI 100 General Health Science 3 units
HSCI 116 Women's Health Issues 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
MEDA 110 Medical Terminology 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 29 - 32

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.