2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Pre-Allied Health Sciences, A.S.


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Major in University Parallel with Emphasis in Pre-Allied Health Sciences (A.S.)

Program and Career Description

This degree pathway may be used by students seeking admission to a competitive entry health sciences program (Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Radiology, Respiratory Care, andVeterinary Technology) and/or by students preparing to transfer to a 4-year institution and seek admission to a similar program at the bachelor degree level. The Associate of Science transfer degree with a concentration in Pre-Allied Health Sciences recognizes students' academic accomplishment and should simplify the transfer credit process at future institutions.

The timeline below serves as a guide to assist students in completing several milestones toward successful degree completion. Follow the column for semester-by-semester recommendations depending upon first term of enrollment. Please consult with assigned Advisor and/or contact program officials for accurate information about program application processes and deadlines for Columbia State's limited enrollment, selective admission AAS programs (AT, NUR, RAD, RCT, MedLab, VET.) The timeline is not intended to be all inclusive and additional details will be identified while working closely with program officials/Advisors.

YEAR ONE
Fall Start Spring Start Action Items
Semester 1  
September February Explore admission requirements/timeline for desired program(s) at Columbia State via website and communication with program officals.

October

Fall Only:  Complete FAFSA.

March

Spring Only: Complete Columbia State Scholarship application.

Meet with assigned Advisor or program representative to create/revise individual academic plan.

 

November April Register for upcoming semester(s).
Semester 2  

March

Spring Only: Complete Columbia State scholarship application.

October

Fall Only: Complete FAFSA.

Meet with assigned Advisor or program representative to create/revise individual academic plan.
April November Register for upcoming semester(s).
     
YEAR TWO
Fall Start Spring Start Actions Items
Semester 3  
September February Explore requirements and timeline for potental program(s) at 4-year institutions.
October March Complete Degree Audit.  Confirm remaining course requirements for degree completion.  Submit Intent to Graduate.
November April Register for upcoming semester(s).
Semester 4  
January  September Schedule/Complete Exit Exam.
May December Graduation!

 

 

 

 

Program Requirements


(Sample Academic Plans assume no prior college credit. Students must meet with advisors to determine applicability of earned college credit.)

History Sequence


Take 2 sequential courses

Humanities/Fine Arts


Take 3 courses -- one must be a literature course (The list includes all institutionally approved Humanities /Fine Arts General Education courses. AS Pre-Allied Health Sciences degree requirements may be fulfilled by any approved course without formal substitution. Students without prior credit who are working toward application to a Health Sciences AAS program may wish to choose the Humanities/Fine Arts courses recommended for the desired program.)

Mathematics Requirement


Choose the applicable Mathematic Course for Pre-Allied Health degree pathway

Anesthesia Technology:


Medical Laboratory Technology:


Radiologic Technology:


Respiratory Care:


Natural Sciences Requirement


Take 2 courses

Veterinary Care:


Social/Behavioral Sciences


Take 2 courses (Consult Advisor, some degrees allow other Social Science courses.)

Major Required Courses


Requirements for Graduation Include:


  • Earn 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Take the Exit Exam required by Columbia State.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Pre-Allied Health Sciences, A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 67


(With all Learning Support requirements)

2nd Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13


3rd Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13


4th Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13


5th Semester - Total Credit Hours: 14


Pre-Allied Health Sciences, A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60


(Without Learning Support requirements)

1st Semester - Total Credit Hours: 17


2nd Semester - Total Credit Hours: 14


3rd Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15


4th Semester - Total Credit Hours: 14


Note(s):


*For most health sciences programs admitted students MUST earn a grade of "C" or higher in these courses for continuation/AAS degree completion. A minimum grade of "D" may be acceptable for the University Parallel AS degree depending upon overall GPA.

 

For more information contact:
Health Sciences Division office
at
healthsciences@columbiastate.edu
or
931.540.2599 or 931.540.2600

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution.
CoSCC-AHS-AS-02-14-18

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