2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PreHealth (A10300EM), Emergency Medical Science Preparation, AAS

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The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education with an emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in health science programs. Courses provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of advanced health science degrees or programs and successful completion results in CPR, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification . Also, the pathway outlined below is designed for competitive admission into the Emergency Medical Science program.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for a prehealth pathway.

Admission into the Emergency Medical Science program is a competitive process. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required in the general education courses.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum

Class Hours 17 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 20

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 12 | Lab Hours 4 | Credit Hours 14

Total Credit Hours 34

Other Major Hours (30-31 SHC)

  1. Other Major Hours include additional general education and professional courses.
  2. Other Major Hours courses must be approved by the Director of Records and Registration prior to enrolling in courses other than those listed above. The Other Major Hours of this degree program can be completed after an intensive advising intervention. Students not realizing progress toward a health science credential will be assisted by an academic advisor in exploring other degree options. After a review of student status and career goals, an individual plan of study must be outlined, approved by the Director of Records and Registration, and entered into Degree Audit by the Records Office. These courses must be approved prior to registration.

Total (64-65 SHC)

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. Students interested in transfer to a four year university Emergency Medical Science program should take BIO 168  and BIO 169  for BIO 163 ; ENG 112  for ENG 115 ; CIS 110  for CIS 111 ; MAT 143 , MAT 171  or MAT 152  for MAT 110  and any of the following for the humanities/fine arts elective (ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215  or PHI 240 ).

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