Associate of Science - Community Health Science Emphasis, Pre-Nursing Track

This emphasis provides the lower division coursework towards potential bachelor degrees in community health, public health, health education, and other related areas and will prepare students to apply for the TMCC Nursing AS degree program.

Degree Outcomes

Students completing this emphasis will:

  • Recognize how the social, cultural, economic, political, geographical and biological environments affect personal and community health.

  • Describe and apply behavioral strategies to promote personal health and wellness, and disease and illness prevention.

  • Demonstrate the ability to gather and interpret evidence-based information, and effectively communicate, in both written and oral formats, on topics related to community health.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Required:
Composition II 1
Composition II For International Students
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Mathematics
Required:
MATH 126Pre-Calculus I (or higher)3
Science[6]
Required:
BIOL 190
190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 121General Chemistry I4
or CHEM 201 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Science 3[6]
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2[3]
Degree Requirements
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 251General Microbiology4
CHS 101Introduction to Community Health Sciences3
CHS 102Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness3
CHS 200Introduction to Public Health Biology3
NURS 130Nursing Assistant6
NUTR 121Human Nutrition3
or NUTR 233 Community and Lifecycle Nutrition
Elective Requirements
Select 4-7 Units of the following4-7
Introductory Organic Chemistry
Lifespan Human Development
PEX/DAN for 2 units
Or any transferable college-level units.
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective units.

2

Course may also count toward degree requirements.  Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CHS 101
Introduction to Community Health Sciences
or Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
English 5 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 4, 5 3
Mathematics 5 3
NUTR 121
Human Nutrition
or Principles of Nutrition
3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
English 5 3
BIOL 190
190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHS 101
Introduction to Community Health Sciences
or Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
NURS 130 Nursing Assistant 6
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHS 200 Introduction to Public Health Biology 3
Social Science/Diversity 4, 5 3
Science 5 4
 Semester Total14
4th semester
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 251 General Microbiology 4
Electives 5 4
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions/Humanities 4, 5 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60
4

See Approved General Education list for AA/AS degree.

5

See program recommendations and requirements.