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Health Science

Liberal Arts / Health Science

The Health Science Degree is designed to address students striving to work in the health industry, but may not be able, interested, or eligible to enroll in an established health-related concentration of study. With a large number of students interested in a health-related career attending Manchester Community College, the Health Science Degree provides opportunities for students to focus on core requirements for other health concentrations of study, or enter the health field with a refined trajectory. At the same time, the Health Science Degree will help to prepare students who are interested in enrolling in a health-related academic concentration in the future.

A degree in the Health Science Degree is the beginning of a pathway that leads to careers such as: Clinical Data Manager, Athletic Trainer, EMT/Paramedic, Health Technician, Nurse, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technician, Home Health Aide or Speech-Language Pathologist.

Program Goal

The Health Science degree addresses the core requirements of both academic and professional health-related fields by providing a solid foundation on which students may build a successful career. It provides students with a pathway for pursuing professional health-related career opportunities and is a first step in the advancement toward pursuing an academic pathway in Nursing.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Apply health principles practically in both academic and career settings
  • Communicate effectively using health science terminology in an appropriate manner, both verbally and written
  • Align coursework with 4-year degree concentrations for continuing degrees
  • Understand and apply the scientific method in research

Transfer Credit Policy

In addition to college-wide transfer credit policies Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology must be taken within an eight-year period from the time of acceptance into the Health Science program.

Health Science Degree

Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
FYE100M MCC Essentials 1 0 1
ENGL110XM or
College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
4 0 4
PSYC110M Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
AHLT110M Medical Terminology 3 0 3
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Total X X X
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ENGL220M College Composition II 4 0 4
BIOL110M Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4
PSYC210M Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
MATH202M Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
  Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total X X X

Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
BIOL120M Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4
HLIM208M Pharmacology for Health Professions 3 0 3
BIOL210M Microbiology: Principles and Practices 3 3 4
  Health Science Elective - Choose one: (HLIM115M, AHLT205) 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total X X X
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
BIOL201M Principles of Genetics 3 3 4
BIOL220M Pathophysiology 3 0 3
BIOL150M Nutrition 3 0 3
BIOL151M Nutrition Lab 0 3 1
  Total X X X
Total Credits - X