Allied Health Concentration (GSAH)

A Degree in General Studies

This concentration is for those who anticipate applying to a healthcare program, allowing them to complete general education requirements prior to program acceptance. Most of the MWCC healthcare programs have selective admissions requirements (see page 12 of the college catalog). Acceptance into this General Studies Concentration does not guarantee admission into a selective healthcare program.

Number Suggested Course Order

Cr

Semester Grade Prerequisites/Notes
ENG101 English Composition I

3

ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
BIO115 orBIO199 Human Biology (recommended for Practical Nursing program) orAnatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO115 Prerequisites:ENG098, FYE101, MAT096, RDG098, or placementBIO199 Prerequisites: BIO099, ENG098, FYE101, MAT096, RDG098, or placement
FYE101 First Year Seminar

3

ENG096, RDG096 or placement
Career Elective

2/3

Electives: As listed to the right
Career Elective

3

Electives: As listed to the right
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology

3

ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
MAT126 Topics in Mathematics (or higher)

3

MAT096 or placement
Career Elective

3

Electives: As listed to the right
Career Elective

2/4

Electives: As listed to the right
ENG102 English Composition II

3

ENG101
PSY110 Human Growth and Development

3

PSY105
Science Elective

4

Electives:BIO, BTC, CHE, EAS, EGM, NRD,  PHYNote: BIO205 recommended
PER126/130 Health, Fitness, and WellnessElective

2/3

Prerequisites:FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placementNote: PER130 is recommended for transfer
Business Elective

3

Electives:ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO, FIN, MAS, MGT, MKT, PLSNote: Preferred electives include MAS102, MGT105
CIS127 Computer Technologies

3

ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
SPC113 Speech

3

ENG101
Science Elective

4

Science elective – 4 credit course only
General Elective

3

Note: See above General Electives
ISC220 Service Learning Initiative Capstone

3

Prerequisites: ENG102, one behavioral social science, completion of 45 creditsNote: Capstone Course
Humanities Elective

3

Electives: ART, ASL, DAN, ENG, FRE, HUM, MUS, PHL, SPA, SPC, THE
                                              Total: 60/64 credits

Campus/format: A majority of this degree can be completed during the day or evening at the Gardner Campus.

Helpful hints: General Studies is a good alternative if you have not decided on a career or transfer program. However, once you have decided, it is suggested that you change your program of study as soon as possible.

Transfer options: Students interested in pursuing a selective healthcare program should apply after fulfilling prerequisite requirements. Students seeking admission to specialized programs should consult program sheets for course requirements. For a complete list of transfer agreement options visit MWCC’s transfer services website: http://transfer.mwcc.edu.

Special requirements: Students should become familiar with the admission requirements and application deadline of their intended selective program. Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.

Career electives: BIO101 Introduction to Nutrition, CLS103 Introduction to Clinical Lab Science I, CLS105 Introduction to Clinical Lab Science II, CHC101 Introduction to Complementary Health Care, CHC102 Foundations of Yoga, CHC104 Reflexology, CHC110 Reiki, CHC202 Yoga II, CHC204 Yoga III, EKG101 EKG: Concepts and Practice, EXS201 Exercise Science and Nutrition, EXS203 Exercise Testing and Program Design, HEA103 Medical Interpretation, HEA115 Nurse Assistant Theory, HEA116 Nurse Assistant Practicum, HEA117Acute Care CNA Training, HEA118 Home Health Aide, HEA119 Rehab Aide Training, HCC111 Emergency Medical Technician I, HCC112 Emergency Medical Technician II, , MAS201 Medical Machine Transcription , PLB101 Introduction to Phlebotomy, PLB203 Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum.

Earning potential: Varies according to industry.

Technical Standards for GS, GSAH and AHC

  • Communicate and assimilate information either in spoken, printed, signed, or computer voice format.
  • Stand for a minimum of two hours.
  • Walk for a minimum of six hours, not necessarily consecutively.
  • Stoop, bend, and twist for a minimum of 30 minutes at a time and be able to repeat this activity at frequent intervals.
  • Use the small muscle dexterity necessary to do such tasks as gloving, gowning, and operating controls on machinery.
  • Respond to spoken words, monitor signals, call bells, and vital sign assessment equipment.
  • Identify behaviors that would endanger a person’s life or safety and intervene quickly, with an appropriate solution, in a crisis situation.
  • Remain calm, rational, decisive, and in control at all times, especially during emergency situations.
  • Exhibit social skills appropriate to professional interactions.
  • Maintain cleanliness and personal grooming consistent with close personal contact.