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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Community Health

The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Community Health provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in community health, integrative health, health care coordination, and related health systems fields. Students planning to apply to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program should consult with a transfer specialist. Students seeking employment in the area of Community Health upon completion of a certificate or associate degree should refer to the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Integrated Public Health: Community Health Work or the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Integrated Public Health.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Associate Degree
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Community Health (DEG)
Total Credits Required
60-64
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Effective term
Fall 2022
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Describe the components of the United States health system and the professional roles typical in health care settings. (HCR210, HCR220, HCR230, [FYC])
  • Interpret ethical, professional, and legal standards specific to the health care system. (HCR210, HCR220, HCR230, MGT246, TQM240, (CRE), [FYC], [HU])
  • Describe human health, behavior, and development across the life cycle. (BIO156, BIO156XT, BIO181, BIO181XT, BIO201, BIO201XT, BIO202, BIO205, CFS205, CHM130, CHM130AA, CHM130LL, FON241, FON241LL, HCR230, HCR240, HCR240AA, HCR240AB, PSY101, PSY240, SOC101, (CRE), [FYC], [HU])
  • Analyze individual and social determinants contributing to health outcomes and health inequities. (BIO156, BIO156XT, BIO181, BIO181XT, BIO201, BIO201XT, BIO202, BIO205, FON241, FON241LL, HCR210, HCR220, HCR230, HCR240, HCR240AA, HCR240AB, MAT206, PSY101, PSY230, SOC101, SWU225, (CRE), [FYC], [MA])
  • Summarize scientific information from diverse sources related to human health, wellness, and disease. (BIO156, BIO156XT, BIO181, BIO181XT, BIO201, BIO201XT, BIO202, BIO205, CHM130, CHM130AA, CHM130LL, FON241, FON241LL, HCR210, HCR220, HCR230, HCR240, HCR240AA, HCR240AB, MAT206, PSY101, PSY230, SOC101, SWU225, (CRE), [FYC], [MA])
  • Evaluate sources of scientific health care data to support evidence-based practices. (BIO156, BIO156XT, BIO181, BIO181XT, BIO201, BIO201XT, BIO202, BIO205, CHM130, CHM130AA, CHM130LL, FON241, FON241LL, HCR210, HCR220, HCR230, HCR240, HCR240AA, HCR240AB, MAT206, PSY101, PSY230, SOC101, SWU225, (CRE), [FYC], [MA])
  • Communicate health-related information to diverse groups in verbal, nonverbal, and written forms. (CFS205, COM225, FON241, FON241LL, HCR210, HCR220, HCR230, HCR240, HCR240AA, HCR240AB, MGT246, PSY101, PSY240, SOC101, TQM240, (CRE), [FYC], [HU])
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:47-52
BIO156Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR
BIO156XTIntroductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
BIO181XTGeneral Biology (Majors) I (4) 4 OR
One year of high school biology0-4
BIO201Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) OR
BIO201XTHuman Anatomy and Physiology I (4)4
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO205Microbiology4
CFS205Human Development (3) OR
PSY240Developmental Psychology (3)3
CHM130Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
CHM130LLFundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR
CHM130AAFundamental Chemistry with Lab (4)4
COM225Public Speaking3
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition (3) OR
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition (3) AND
FON241LLPrinciples of Human Nutrition Laboratory (1)3-4
HCR210Clinical Health Care Ethics3
HCR220Introduction to Nursing and Health Care Systems3
HCR230Culture and Health3
HCR240Human Pathophysiology (4) OR
HCR240AAHuman Pathophysiology I (2) AND
HCR240ABHuman Pathophysiology II (2)4
PSY101Introduction to Psychology3
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-3
Complete all courses in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (College of Nursing and Health Innovation), Bachelor of Science, Community Health
No additional coursework needed.
Transfer Plan 2: Arizona State University (College of Nursing and Health Innovation), Bachelor of Science, Health Care Coordination
No additional coursework needed.
Transfer Plan 3: Arizona State University (College of Nursing and Health Innovation), Bachelor of Science, Integrative Health
MGT246Principles of Project Management (3) OR
TQM240Project Management In Quality Organizations (3)3
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 12-15
A single course with an [L], [HU], [SB], [SG], or [SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, and/or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0
Met by COM225 in the Required Courses area.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Higher level course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-6)3-6
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 0
Met by MAT206, PSY230, or SWU225 in the Required Courses area.
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 3
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.3
AND
Met by HCR210 in the Required Courses area.
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0
Met by PSY101 and (CFS205 or PSY240) in the Required Courses area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 0
Met by BIO201 and [(CHM130 and CHM130LL) or CHM130AA] in the Required Courses area.
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0
These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0
 
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0
Met by HCR220 in the Required Courses area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-3
Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0
Met by COM225 in the Required Courses area.
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
Course Area Key
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-1
Select courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.

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