AS — Healthcare Sciences Broad Field

This 60-credit Associate of Science (AS) degree includes a broad base of general education courses with a concentration of 10 technical electives, which are selected with the counsel of an academic adviser. Students gain a strong professional foundation with college-level courses in writing, public speaking, biology, chemistry, algebra, statistics, general psychology, sociology and other general courses. All coursework is helpful for gaining acceptance into a baccalaureate program or to pursue an additional associate degree. Students also have the flexibility to complete coursework online or on campus. Online students have access to daytime technical support and online tutorials and training.


Graduates of this flexible program have the opportunity to be employed in a wide variety of fields, depending on your occupational goals and courses of study. Visit for additional employment information in all areas.

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Next Steps

Graduates of this degree program will work closely with an academic adviser to plan an academic and career path that best meets their goals. Most graduates eventually apply to a baccalaureate program or pursue an additional associate degree at NTC.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
Goal Area 1 - Communication
ENGL 1111College Writing I3.00
SPCH 1110Intro to Public Speaking3.00
Goal Area 3 - Natural Sciences
BIOL 1111General Biology4.00
CHEM 1100Intro to Chemistry4.00
Goal Area 4 - Math Logic
MATH 1110College Algebra3.00
MATH 2200Statistics4.00
Goal Area 5 - History Social Sciences
PSYC 1105General Psychology3.00
PSYC 2201Developmental Psychology3.00
SOCI 1110Intro to Sociology3.00
Goal Area 6 - Humanities - Fine Arts
PHIL 1201Ethics3.00
Required Courses
BIOL 2130Principles of Nutrition3.00
BIOL 2221Microbiology3.00
BIOL 2260Anatomy & Physiology I4.00
BIOL 2262Anatomy & Physiology II4.00
HLTH 1000Introduction to Health Careers3.00
Select a minimum of 10 technical elective credits with the help of an advisor that are most suited for the students intended health sciences baccalaureate major will be recommended. Some options that students at NTC have considered are
ADMM 1125US Healthcare Systems3.00
CMHW 1000Community Health Worker Role, Advocacy, Outreach & Resources3.00
CMHW 1100Health Communication, Teaching & Capacity Building3.00
CMHW 1200Documentation, Legal & Ethical Issues in Community Health Work3.00
CMHW 1300Health Promotion5.00
COMM 1102Applied Communications3.00
ECED 1104Child Growth and Development3.00
ECED 1114Diverse Children and Family Relations3.00
ECON 2204Markets & Resource Allocation3.00
ECON 2404Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle3.00
GERO 1100Intro to Gerontology3.00
GERO 1200Biology of Aging3.00
GERO 1230Healthy Aging3.00
GERO 1250Dementia and Alzheimers3.00
GERO 1300Death and Dying3.00
GERO 1305Psychosocial Aspects of Aging3.00
HLTH 1106Medical Terminology2.00
HLTH 1110Nursing Assistant3.00
HLTH 1410First Aid / CPR1.00
MATH 1930Introduction to Mathematical Sciences3.00
PHIL 2210Bioethical Issues in Contemporary Society3.00
PSYC 2220Abnormal Psychology3.00
SGNL 1100American Sign Language (ASL) I4.00
SGNL 2100American Sign Language (ASL) II4.00
SOCI 1110Intro to Sociology3.00
SPCH 1120Interpersonal Communications2.00
SSCI 1104Human Relations3.00
Total Credits60