AS, Community Health Science, Pre-Nursing Track

This is a draft edition of the 2022-2023 catalog. Information is subject to change.

Program Description

The Associate of Science, Community Health Science, Pre-Nursing Track 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.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
English 3 3
BIOL 190A
BIOL 190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
MATH 126 Pre-Calculus I 3
NURS 130 Nursing Assistant 4 6
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Fast-track) 4
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Fast-track) 4
BIOL 251 General Microbiology 4
English 1 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (includes lab) 4
CHS 101 Introduction to Community Health Sciences 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 1, 2 3
Humanities 1 3
Social Science/US-NV Constitution 1, 2 3
 Semester Total16
4th semester
CHS 102 Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness 3
CHS 200 Introduction to Public Health Biology 3
NUTR 121 Human Nutrition 3
Electives 2 4
 Semester Total13
 Total Units60
1

See Approved General Education list for AA/AS degree.

2

See program recommendations and requirements.

3

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

4

Not needed if you have current state certification for CNA.

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
English 13-6
Required:
Composition II
Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Mathematics
Required:
MATH 126Pre-Calculus I (or higher)3
Science[6]
Required:
BIOL 190A
BIOL 190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 121General Chemistry I4
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Science 4[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 Assistant 36
NUTR 121Human Nutrition3
or NUTR 223 Principles of Nutrition
Electives
Select 4-7 Units of the following4-7
Introductory Organic Chemistry
Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health
Introduction to Statistics
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 and the Nursing Program.

3

Not needed if you have current state certification for CNA.

4

See Approved General Education list for AA/AS degree.

Students completing this degree track 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.

  • Describe and apply the fundamental principles of human anatomy and physiology pathways as they relate to human health.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. General information about general transfer agreements can be found on the Academic Advisement website. TMCC has agreements with the following institutions towards a bachelor's degree in the same of similar discipline.