Certificate of Achievement, Health Sciences

The Health Sciences, Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level employment in allied health and fulfills many prerequisite requirements for accredited health sciences training programs. Students completing this certificate may gain an advantage in the competitive selection process of health sciences programs.  This program is not yet eligible for financial aid and has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education for approval. It is, however, eligible for any scholarships a student might receive.


  • Apply the scientific method, describe cell and tissue structure, and describe skeletal, muscular, digestive and lymphatic systems and their interrelationships.
  • Identify the components of the circulatory, nervous, integumentary, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, reproductive and immune systems and describe their interrelationships

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
ENG 101Composition I3
or ENG 113 Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
Human Relations3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Pre-Calculus I
BIOL 190AIntroduction to Cell and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 190LIntroduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Select 9 of the following:9
General Microbiology 1
General Chemistry I 1
Introduction to Public Health Biology 1
Phlebotomy 2
Applied Phlebotomy 2
Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum 2
Health Information Management 1
Nursing Assistant 3
Medical Terminology 4
Introductory Physics 1
Exploration of Radiology (RAD 101 from .5 to 1 credit) 3
Introduction to Surgical Technology 4
Or any of the following subjects: BIOL, CHS, CHEM, PHYS, NUTR
Total Units30

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101 Composition I 3
Elective 6 3
Human Relations 5 3
Mathematics 6 3
 Semester Total12
2nd semester
BIOL 190 3
BIOL 190L Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
Elective 6 6
 Semester Total10
3rd semester
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Fast track) 4
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Fast Track) 4
 Semester Total8
 Total Units30