AS, Community Health Science

Public Health Track

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  TMCC has transfer agreements with the following institutions.

  • University of Nevada, Reno 

Associate of Science, Community Health Science, Public Health Track provides the lower division coursework towards bachelor degrees in community health, public health, health education, and other related areas and satisfies the lower division major requirements towards the UNR Bachelor of Science in Community Health Science, Public Health.  Public health careers include Health Educators, Community Health Workers, and Environmental and Occupational Health Specialists.  The B.S. in Public Health is preparation for applying to Masters of Public Health (MPH) Programs, Health Administration Programs, or other graduate programs in Community and Public Health, including in epidemiology, biostatistics, and health policy and management.

Outcomes

Students completing one of the emphasis tracks 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
English 13-6
Required:
Composition II
Composition II For International Students
Fine Arts3
Humanities 23
Mathematics3
Recommended:
Pre-Calculus I (or Higher)
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 I (includes Lab)4
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 3[3]
Science 3[6]
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3[3]
Degree Requirements
CHS 101Introduction to Community Health Sciences3
CHS 200Introduction to Public Health Biology3
CHS 230Introduction to Environmental Health 43
CHS 280Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health3
NUTR 223Principles of Nutrition 53
Science 64
Electives
Select 15-18 transferable units15-18
Students transferring to UNR should take any BIOL, CHEM, MATH, or PHYS course OR PSY 105
Total Units60
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CHS 101 Introduction to Community Health Sciences 3
English 8 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 7 3
Mathematics 8 3
Social Science 7 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
BIOL 190A
BIOL 190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 4
Elective 6 3-4
English 8 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
CHS 200 Introduction to Public Health Biology 3
Elective 6 6-8
NUTR 223 Principles of Nutrition 5 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 7 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
CHS 230 Introduction to Environmental Health 4 3
CHS 280 Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health 3
Electives 6 3
Electives: Lower level related to discipline 8 3
Humanities 2,7 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60