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Health Science I

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: The Health Science I Career Studies Certificate is a career pathway designed to move students from basic entry-level employment skills to foundational professional skills and occupational specific licensure and credentials (Central Sterile Processing Technician, Certified Nurse Aide, and Phlebotomist). The program can also serve as a pathway to a certificate (Dental Assisting and Practical Nursing) or an associate of applied science degree in one of the college’s health programs (Health Information Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Opticianry, and Respiratory Therapy).

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The health science educational and career ladder provides a broad foundation of core skills, knowledge, and abilities for employment as entry-level health care workers. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Central Sterile Processing Technician, Certified Nurse Aide, or Phlebotomist, or can apply to a certificate or degree in Dental Assisting, Health Information Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Practical Nursing, Opticianry, and Respiratory Therapy.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission 

PROGRAM NOTES: Students new to the college must complete GoToOrientation and attend a new student orientation program. Students enrolling in this program are required to meet with an advisor and enroll in SDV 101 in the first semester.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION:  Please see http://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_221-190-01.html to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 101

Orientation to Health Science

1

0

1

______1

Biology Options (Select one)

BIO 100
or

Basic Human Biology
or

3

0

3

BIO 101
or

General Biology I
or

3

3

4

BIO 141
or

Human Anatomy and Physiology
or

3

3

4

BIO 150
or

Introductory Microbiology
or

3

3

4

OPT 105

Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Eye

3

0

3

 

______1

Health Science Survey Options (Select one)

HCT 1012
or

 
Health Care Technician I (Nurse Aide I)
or
3 0  3
MDL 105
or
 Phlebotomy
or
2 3 3
RTH 102
or
Integrated Sciences for Respiratory Care
or
3 0 3
HIM 141
or
Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I
or
3 0 3
DNA 100
or
 Introduction to Oral Health Professions
or
1 0

CSP 101

or

 Introduction to Central Sterile Services or

or

1 1
HLT 195 Topics in Health: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 1 0 1

 

HLT 1053

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

1

0

1

HCT 110

Therapeutic Communication in the Health Care Setting

3

0

3

HLT 145

Ethics for Health Care Personnel

1

0

1

   

______1

2nd Biology or Science Options (Select one)

BIO 102
or

General Biology II
or

3

3

4

BIO 141
or

Human Anatomy and Physiology
or

3

3

4

BIO 142
or

Human Anatomy and Physiology II
or

3

3

4

BIO 150
or

Introductory Microbiology
or

3

3

4

CHM 101
or

Introductory Chemistry I
or

3

3

4

CHM 1114
or

General Chemistry I
or

3

3

4

HIM 110

Introduction to Human Pathology

3

0

3

 

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

PSY 2305
or
HLT 143

or

MTH 1556

or

MTH 1616

Developmental Psychology
or
Medical Terminology I

or

Statistical Reasoning

or

Precalculus I

3

0

3

MDL 1907

or

HLT 1908

or

MDL 1909

or

HCT 1022

Coordinated Practice in Phlebotomy Training

or

Coordinated Internship

or

Coordinated Practice in Phlebotomy Training

or

Health Care Technician II (Nurse Aide II)

 0

 

0

 

0

 

1

 8

 

9-15

 

4

 

6

4

 

3-5

 

2

 

4

Total Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Health Science I

21-28

07.12.18

 1 With the help of an advisor, students will select the appropriate course based on their selected career/educational track.

2 Must be able to pass background check and drug screen; HCT 101 and 102 must be taken concurrently.

3 Must be American Heart Association BLS level of above.

4 MTH 161 is a  pre- or co-requisite for CHM 111.

5 PSY 230 is a Nursing AAS prerequisite and meets Dental Assisting Certificate and AAS degree requirements for Emergency Medical Services, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Respiratory Therapy as a social/behavioral sciences elective option.

6 Students interested in the MDL AAS track may take either mathematics course.

7 MDL 105 is a prerequisite for this course. Students will complete the requirements in 40 hours per week for three weeks.

8 Students must contact the program head for permission to register.

9 MDL 101 or MDL 105 must be completed prior to enrollment in this course, which is for the student currently enrolled in the MDL AAS degree program only. Students will complete MDL 190 - Coordinated Practice in Phlebotomy Training requirements in 30 hours per week for two weeks.

 

BIOLOGY

BIO 1 Foundations of Biology (4 cr.)

Develops a basic understanding of plant and animal form, function, and relationships. Prepares students who have a deficiency in high school biology or may require a refresher course before beginning college-level biology. Taught as pass/fail, the course can be taken in subsequent semesters as necessary until course objectives are completed. The credits are not applicable to any of the college's academic programs, although high school-level biology or higher may be required for entrance into certain college-level programs. The credits do not transfer. Lecture 4 hours per week.

BIO 100 Basic Human Biology (3 cr.)

Presents basic principles of human anatomy and physiology. Discusses cells, tissues, and selected human systems. Not intended for students in college transfer AA or AS degree. Prerequisite: Completion of ENF 2, if required by placement test or instructor/advisory approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BIO 101 General Biology I (4 cr.)

Focuses on foundations in cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. Prerequisite: Completion of ENF 2 and MTE 1-3, if required by placement test. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 102 General Biology II (4 cr.)

Focuses on diversity of life, anatomy and physiology of organisms, and ecosystem organization and processes in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part II of a two-course sequence. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of BIO 101. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 106 Life Science (4 cr.)

Provides a topical approach to basic biological principles. Includes the scientific process, characteristics of living organisms, molecular aspects of cells, bioenergetics, cellular and organismal reproduction genetics, evolution, some human organ systems, and ecology. Designed for the non-science major. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the reading and writing placement test; students should not be enrolled in a remedial reading or writing course while enrolled in this course. Credit toward graduation cannot be awarded for both Biology 106 and Biology 101 or Biology 102. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 107 Biology of the Environment (4 cr.)

Presents the basic concepts of environmental science through a topical approach. Includes the scientific method, population growth and migration, use of natural resources and waste management, ecosystem simplification and recovery, evolution, biogeochemical cycles, photosynthesis and global warming, geological formations, atmosphere and climate, ozone depletion, pollution examples and anti-pollution laws, and acid deposition. Environmental Sustainability Designation: Course content related to the study of sustainable development. Prerequisite: Completion of ENF 2, if required by placement test or instructor/advisor approval. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr.)

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part I of II. Prerequisites: (1) BIO 101 (or an equivalent) or high school biology and chemistry completed within seven years of registering for this course with a grade of C or better or a score of 75% or higher on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) or advisor approval, and (2) completion of ENF 2, if required by placement test, or instructor/advisor approval. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr.)

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part II of II. Prerequisite: BIO 141. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 149 Microbiology for Allied Health (1 cr.)

Studies the characteristics of microorganisms that are especially important to programs in the Allied Health fields. This course also emphasizes these characteristics in regard to individual and community health. Prerequisites: ENG 111, MTH 126, and BIO 141 (or NAS 161 or BIO 231)

BIO 150 Introductory Microbiology (4 cr.)

Studies the general characteristics of microorganisms. Emphasizes their relationships to individual and community health. Prerequisites: completion of ENF 2, if required by placement test, and completion of MTE 1-3. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 205 General Microbiology (4 cr.)

Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields. Prerequisites: BIO 101-102 and CHM 111-112 or equivalent, or permission of the School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering. CHM 101-102 are acceptable equivalent courses. Credits for CHM 101-102 do not count toward the AS degree in Science. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 206 Cell Biology (4 cr.)

Introduces the ultrastructure and functions of cells. Emphasizes cell metabolism, cell division, and control of gene expression. Prerequisite: One year of college biology and one year of college chemistry. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr.)

Integrates the study of gross and microscopic anatomy with physiology, emphasizing the analysis and interpretation of physiological data. Part I of II. Prerequisite: One year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or school approval. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr.)

Integrates the study of gross and microscopic anatomy with physiology, emphasizing the analysis and interpretation of physiological data. Part II of II. Prerequisites: One year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or school approval and BIO 231. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 256 General Genetics (4 cr.)

Explores the principles of genetics ranging from classical Mendelian inheritance to the most recent advances in the biochemical nature and function of the gene. Includes experimental design and statistical analysis. Prerequisites: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 111, and CHM 112. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 270 General Ecology (3 cr.)

Studies interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on populations, communities, and ecosystems. Prerequisites: BIO 101 and 102 or departmental approval. Lecture 2 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

BIO 299 Supervised Study in Biology: Advanced Microbiology (4 cr.)

Assigns problems for independent study by the student, incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students the opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic, design and conduct a lab study, assemble and analyze observed lab data, and complete a final report on this research. Prerequisites: One year of college biology (BIO 101 and 102) and one semester of college chemistry (CHM 111 or CHM 101) or faculty approval. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIO 205. Lecture 4 hours per week.

BIO 299 Supervised Study in Biology: Intermediate Microbiology (2 cr.)

Assigns problems for independent study by the student, incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students the opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic, design and conduct a lab study, assemble and analyze observed lab data, and complete a final report on this research. Prerequisites: One year of college biology and one semester of college chemistry or faculty approval. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIO 205. Lecture 2 hours per week.

BIO 299 Supervised Study in Ecology: Advanced (4 cr.)

Assigns problems for independent study by the student, incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students an opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic, design a field study to be conducted, assemble and analyze observed field data, and complete a final report on this research. Prerequisites: One year of college biology (including BIO 102) and MTH 161 or MTH 167 or faculty approval. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.

BIO 299 Supervised Study in Ecology: Intermediate (2 cr.)

Assigns problems for independent study by the student, incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students the opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic, design a field study to be conducted, assemble and analyze observed field data, and complete a final report on this research. Prerequisites: One year of college biology (including BIO 102) and MTH 161 or MTH 167 or faculty approval. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.


Name Program Email Phone
Nakia Austin Health Science I CSC NAustin@reynolds.edu 804/523-5009
Christina Blottner Health Science I CSC CBlottner@reynolds.edu 804/523-5015
Benny Cherian Health Science I CSC BCHerian@reynolds.edu 804/523-5013
Becky Clark Health Science I CSC BClark@reynolds.edu 804/523-5772
Linda Dezern Health Science I CSC LDezern@reynolds.edu 804/523-5582
Karen Grove Health Science I CSC KGrove@reynolds.edu 804/523-5375
Phyllis James Health Science I CSC PJames@reynolds.edu 804/523-5375
Alicia Jones Health Science I CSC AJones@reynolds.edu 804/523-5011
Donna (Gayle) Melberg Health Science I CSC gmelberg@reynolds.edu 804/523-5763
David Minoza Health Science I CSC DMinoza@reynolds.edu 804/523-5380
Jillian Newbauer Health Science I CSC JNewbauer@reynolds.edu 804/523-5159
Carolyn Parrish Health Science I CSC CParrish@reynolds.edu 804/523-5626
Melinda Ripley Health Science I CSC MRipley@reynolds.edu 804/523-5762
Melanie Sayre Health Science I CSC MSayre@reynolds.edu 804/523-5760
Robin Shepherd Health Science I CSC RShepherd@reynolds.edu 804/523-5527
Stephen Sowulewski Health Science I CSC SSowulewski@reynolds.edu 804/523-5528
Lisa Stone Health Science I CSC LStone@reynolds.edu 804/523-5758

 

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