Health Science - Broad Field

Program Overview

PTC is proud to offer a comprehensive A.S. degree in health science. The 60-credit degree includes focused coursework in the health sciences along with a range of well-paired general education courses. The program provides a solid foundation of health and science courses that will be required of students seeking a career in the medical field; moreover, it acts as a springboard to more specialized healthcare and/or science careers. After completion of the program (or partial completion), graduates may choose to transfer to another institution and pursue a more focused area of healthcare or science to study and earn additional certificates, diplomas, or degrees in a specialized area.

For example, other institutions and programs such as Winona State University, which offers bachelor degrees in exercise and rehabilitative sciences, athletic training, and nursing; Anoka-Ramsey Community College, which offers associate degrees in physical therapy; Century College, which offers programs in dental assisting, orthodontic technology, prosthetic technology, and many more; Lake Superior College, which offers specialized programs in diagnostic medical sonography, radiologic technology, surgical technology, and more; St. Cloud Technical and Community College, which offers programs in cardiovascular technology, dental hygiene, and more are just a few. Health Science - Broad Field students should plan to build upon their degree(s) with additional, focused education and training in a specific medical arena.

Program Plan

A.S. Degree - 60 credits

General Education Core
BIOL 1217 Nutrition and Wellness (3)
ENGL 1276 College Composition (4)
MATH 1260 College Algebra (3)
MATH 1265 Elementary Statistics (3)
PHIL 1220 Human Ethics (3)
PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology (3)
SOCI 1200 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SPCH 1250 Intercultural Communications (3)
Additional General Education Electives (3) (Suggested: Goal Area 8, to complete MnTC)

Science Core
BIOL 1250 General Biology (4)
BIOL 1255 Microbiology (3)
BIOL 1260 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
BIOL 1270 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
CHEM 1250 Principles of Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 1251 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
PSYC 1250 Lifespan Development (3)
Free Electives (6) (may include Technical Credits)

Course Outlines

For more specific information about this program's required courses, visit the Course Outlines page.

Cost of Program

To determine the cost of this program, visit the Tuition and Fees page. For scholarship information, visit the Scholarships page. Tip: Look for the "Healthcare Scholarship!"

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