2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

PreHealth (A10300EM), Emergency Medical Science Preparation, AGE

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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.

The Health Science programs at RCC have a competitive admissions process and do not directly admit students. Students interested in Emergency Medical Science program are placed in A10300EM to take required general education courses for competitive admission to the program. Academic advisors will assist you in creating an education plan and timeline for admission so that you may complete your general education courses and know the requirements for the competitive admissions process for your respective health 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

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 12-14 | Lab Hours 2-5| Credit Hours 14 or 15

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 8-12 | Lab Hours 2-5 | Credit Hours 9-14

Third Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 7 or 8 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 10 or 11

Total Credit Hours 33-40

Other Major Hours (25-31 SHC)

  1. Other Major Hours (25-31) – These hours must be approved by the Registrar prior to enrolling in courses other than those listed above. Students not realizing progress toward a health science credential will be assisted by an academic advisor in exploring other degree options.

  2. For the Emergency Medical Science program, a GPA of 2.5 or higher is required and calculation will be based upon grades earned in the following courses: BIO 163 or BIO 168/BIO 169, ENG 111, ENG 112/ENG 115, MAT 110/MAT 143/MAT 171, and Humanities/Fine Arts Elective.

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 , or MAT 171  for MAT 110  and any of the following for the humanities/fine arts elective (ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , ENG 231 , ENG 232 , ENG 241 , ENG 242 , PHI 215 , or PHI 240 ).

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