2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

Prehealth (A10300SN), Medical Sonography 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 diploma and associate of applied science degrees and successful completion of NAI, Medication Aid and NAII certification result in certification credentials for employment

The Health Sciences programs at RCC have a competitive admissions process and do not directly admit students. Students interested in Medical Sonography are placed in A10300SN to take required general education courses for competitive admission to the program. Academic advisors will assist you in creating an educational 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 Medical Sonography program is a competitive process. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required in the general education courses.

Class Hours 9-10 | Lab Hours 2-3 | Credit Hours 11-12

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 11-14 | Lab Hours 2-5 | Credit Hours 12-16

Third Semester (Summer)

Class Hours 5 | Lab Hours 4 | Credit Hours 7

Total Credit Hours 30-35

Other Major Hours (30 - 34 SHC)

Other Major Hours (30-34) – These hours must be approved by the Registrar prior to enrolling in courses other than those listed above. Student not realizing progress toward a health science credential will be assisted by an academic advisor in exploring other degree options.

Total (64 - 65 SHC)

Additional Curriculum Notes

The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , ENG 231 , ENG 232 , ENG 241 , ENG 242 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240 , REL 211 , REL 212 . Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.

The Social/Behavioral Science elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: PSY 150 , SOC 210 , SOC 225 .

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