AS, Community Health Science

Pre-Nursing Track

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.


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.  

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
Composition II
Composition II For International Students
Fine Arts3
MATH 126Pre-Calculus I (or higher)3
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
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
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
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
English 1,4,5 3
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
MATH 126 Pre-Calculus I 3
NURS 130 Nursing Assistant 3 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 1,4,5 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (includes lab) 4
CHS 101 Introduction to Community Health Sciences 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 2 3
Humanities 3
Social Science/US-NV Constitution 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 4
 Semester Total13
 Total Units60