Health Professions - Option

Technical Studies, Associate in Applied Science


This program is designed for individuals who possess a license or certificate from an accredited program in a health care field, which would include pharmacy technician, licensed practical nurse, dental assistant, paramedic or a hospital-based program such as nursing diploma, radiology, respiratory and surgical technician.

To be accepted into the program, the candidate must present proof of completion of an accredited program and have received a license, diploma or certification from that program. (Students must have their Technical Core credits approved before they can matriculate in this degree.) The option consists of 20 General Education course credits, 20 to 25 Technical Core credits transferred in from the American Council of Education (ACE) or other similar service, 17 program course credits and 2 to 7 Free Elective credits, depending on the amount of Technical Core credits.

For information, contact department chairperson, Carol Mohrfeld, at (609)343-5035 or cmohrfel@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will:

  •   Meet the technical/program outcomes of the program by having their "specialty area education" (certificate or licensure) accepted by the Atlantic Cape Health Professions Program prior to beginning the college program;
  •   Become more marketable for employment, maintain their employment, or enhance their ability to advance in their workplace.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
PSYC101-General Psychology
3

Choose HIST101-Heritage of the Western World I or HIST102-Heritage of the Western World II

3
MATH121-Applications of Mathematics or higher General Education Mathematics course
4
BIOL120-Anatomy and Physiology I
4
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
TECHNICAL CORE CREDITS - ACE OR SIMILAR RECOMMENDATION
20-25
PROGRAM COURSES  
BIOL121-Anatomy and Physiology II
4
MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
PHIL104-Bioethics:Realities of the New Millennium
3
PHIL110-Introduction to Ethics
3
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
17
Free Electives (The amount of credits is based on the approved Technical Core Credits.)
2-7

Computer Literacy: 0-3 credits

Is fulfilled with CISM125-Introduction to Computers, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
64
(TSHP) EFFECTIVE FALL 2008