Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Pre-Health Professions Program

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, NORTH, SOUTH
Associate of Science (033.1)

This is a program that prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution with a broad college background and skill and knowledge in pre-health professions.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Describe the fundamental principles in the sciences.
  2. Apply the principles of the scientific method.
  3. Communicate effectively using scientific and clinical terminology.
  4. Relate basic biological concepts to disease processes.
  5. Transfer to a four-year institution or to a health profession program of their choice.

Graduates may earn a bachelor’s degree and prepare for study in the health professions including chiropractor, dentist, medical doctor, physician assistant, pharmacists, or veterinarian.  Students will be able to participate in a field experience in a given health profession.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 64–66

First Semester

Course #         Course Name                                                  

Credits

BIO-151

General Biology 1

4

CHM-151

General Chemistry 1

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

 

Computer Information Technology Elective

34

 

Health & Physical Education Elective

1

       

Total Credits

15–16

Second Semester

BIO-152 
BIO-161

General Biology 2 1 or  
Anatomy & Physiology 1

4

CHM-152

General Chemistry 2

4

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

 

Mathematics Elective

34

 

Humanities Electives 1

3

        

Total Credits

17–18

Third Semester

BIO-162

Anatomy & Physiology 2

4

CHM-201

Organic Chemistry 1

4

PHY-141

Physics 1

4

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

 

Restricted Elective 1

3

       

Total Credits

18

Fourth Semester

CHM-202

Organic Chemistry 2

4

PHY-142

Physics 2

4

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

       

General Elective

3

       

Total Credits

14

1Students will choose the selection of these courses based on the transfer university and/or program.

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