This program is for any allied health practitioner who holds a certificate or license such as dental, medical and lab assistants, phlebotomists; ultrasound, surgical, and dental technicians; EMTs, paramedics, LPNs, RNs (diploma) and military trained allied health practitioners.
Short Title : Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Course Code : SPE-121
Department Description : Visual, Performing and Media Arts
Course Description : Introduction to the theory and practice of public address; the study of representative public addresses and the preparation and delivery of short speeches.
Short Title : English Composition I
Course Code : ENG-121
Course Description :
Through a variety of writing projects requiring competence in clear, correct, and effective English, students use inferential and critical skills in the process of composing documented essays. Extensive reading materials serve as structural models and as the bases for discussion and for the writing of essays involving response, analysis, and synthesis.
Co requisites :
RDG-011 may be taken as a co-requisite if not previously completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Short Title : Mathematics I
Course Code : MAT-107
Department Description : Mathematics
Course Description : Basic mathematics with an emphasis on the technical, manipulative skills that are required in a technological society. Emphasis is on understanding concepts in each of the many application-oriented problems. Stresses the importance of precision, accuracy and the clear presentation of results. Topics include arithmetic operations, measurement, rounding, conversions, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, proportion, scientific notation, use of calculators, metric system, solving linear equations and systems of equations, and graphing linear equations. The first semester of a two-semester course. TI83/84 graphing calculator required.
Appropriate score on the College placement test, MAT-013 or equivalent
Short Title : Computers in Health Technologies
Course Code : CSC-107
Department Description : Computer Science and Information Technology
Course Description : Presents a survey of computer applications and their use in the health technology fields. Discusses the major components of a computer, instructs in the use of software application packages including word processing and database and exposes a student to a personal computer operating system. Students gain experience using Microsoft Office.
Short Title : English Composition II
Course Code : ENG-122
Department Description : English
Course Description : Through a variety of writing projects requiring competence in clear, correct, and effective English, students use inferential and critical skills in the process of composing argument synthesis essays. Students engage in formal written argumentation based on extensive reading and analysis of complex texts. Through the research process, students will locate, analyze, and synthesize scholarly sources to advance their own informed positions on relevant issues in the composition of a formal research paper.
A grade of “C” or better in ENG-121
Short Title : Mathematics II
Course Code : MAT-108
Department Description : Mathematics
Course Description : A continuation of MAT 107. This course stresses technical mathematical skills and applications. Topics include solving right triangles, logarithmic and exponential functions and radicals. Also includes the statistics topics of frequency distribution, presentation of statistical data (graphs, charts and tables), measures of central tendency and dispersion, the Normal distribution and introduction to probability theory.
Short Title : Principles of Microbiology
Course Code : BIO-211
Department Description : Natural Sciences
Course Description : An introductory study of the microbial world with emphasis on the nature and behavior of microorganisms, the interrelationships that operate between microbes and the human host in health and disease and the principles of prevention and control of infectious disease. Laboratory experience develops techniques in the proper handling, observation and identification of microbial cultures. Recommended for students in the health sciences.
Short Title : Introduction to Psychology
Course Code : PSY-123
Course Description :
Provides a psychological basis for the understanding of human behavior. A survey of fundamentals that are necessary for subsequent psychology courses. Topics include but are not limited to: learning, motivation, cognition, personality, abnormal behavior, development and social psychology.
Short Title : Physical Educ Elective
Course Code : PED-EL1
Department Description : Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Short Title : GE Humanities Elective
Course Code : HUM-EL2
Department Description : Humanities
Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).
Allied Health Requirement * (see note below)
Credit for previous study in a specific discipline can be awarded. Students who are a non-degree certified or licensed allied health practitioner or graduate of a certificate or diploma program may be able to earn valuable credits toward a college degree.
Students in the Health Science program must have non-degree certification or licensure in an allied health field. Full- or part-time study is available.
After successful completion of the general education requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, students must submit an original post-secondary school transcript and a current license or certificate as part of the process. The number of credits awarded will be based upon an evaluation of the candidate’s prior training and licensure or certification. The director of Health Technology programs and the dean of Science, Mathematics and Health Technologies will conduct the review.
Articulation agreements with public and private institutions offer students who earn the A.A.S. degree the opportunity to transfer all of their coursework to the four-year institution. Students in specialized programs, or who earn an A.A.S. degree should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.
Graduates of Health Science programs have chosen to work in hospital laboratories, private or reference laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, the insurance industry, doctor’s offices, HMO’s and clinics, veterinarian hospitals, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, research and sales. Graduates may use this degree for career advancement or change, to enhance job security, or to satisfy personal fulfillment.
Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.
The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.
Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at NJTransfer.org to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.