Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook Major: Health Sciences, AS

Health Sciences, AS

PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in a health sciences program. Examples include nursing, dental hygiene, exercise science, and radiation science. This degree is not intended for students who are interested in attending medical or dental school.

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Science (AS) degree is a major related to an area such as business administration, engineering, science, and social sciences that takes 2 years for full time students to complete. Students receiving an AS degree intend to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: SStudents must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email for assistance. Students planning to complete a BSN or BS in a health science field should meet with their faculty advisor to decide on the courses that best match the requirements of their intended transfer institution.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of introductory concepts related to human anatomy and physiology.
  2. Explain the general characteristics of microorganisms and their relationships to individual and community health.
  3. Evaluate and communicate the relationship among nutrition, human development, and lifestyle on disease prevention.
  4. Interpret medical terms and abbreviations.
  5. Apply quantitative skills relevant to future practitioners in health science careers.

Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes
SDV 100 - College Success Skills 1 credit
ENG 111 - College Composition I

Prerequisite(s): Qualifying placement score or test waiver.

3 credits
MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning Additional Course Options: MTH 161. 

Prerequisite(s): Competency or successful course completion of any of the following:
MDE 10 with co-enrollment in MDE 54; OR any four of MTE 1 - 9; OR any two of MTE 1 - 9 with co-enrollment in MDE 54  OR other placement methods.

3 credits
BIO 101 - General Biology I Additional Course Options: CHM 101, CHM 111.  4 credits
PSY 230 - Developmental Psychology 3 credits
BIO 141 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Natural Sciences 2 (NAS 2) or grade of C or better in BIO 101.   

4 credits
ENG 112 - College Composition II

Prerequisite(s): ENG 111 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, or departmental approval.

3 credits
CHM 101 - Introductory Chemistry Additional Course Options: CHM 112, BIO 101, BIO 102 .

Prerequisite(s): Ready for MTH 154 (or MDE 54 + MTH 154).

4 credits
BIO 142 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIO 141 with a grade of C or better.

4 credits
CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking Approved Course Options: SPA 101, FRE 101, HIS 121, HIS 111, HIS 122, HIS 112.  3 credits
MTH 245 - Statistics l Additional Course Options: MTH 162  

Prerequisite(s): MTH 154  or MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or other placement methods. 

3 credits
HLT 143 - Medical Terminology I Additional Course Options: HLT 110 , Any NSG course - meet with advisor 3 credits
PHI 100 - Introduction to Philosophy Additional Course Option: PHI 220.  3 credits
PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology

Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 111.

3 credits
ART 101 - History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic Additional Course Option: ART 102. 3 credits
HLT 230 - Principles of Nutrition 3 credits
BIO 150 - Microbiology for Health Sciences Additional Course Options: PHY 201, (CHM 241 + CHM 245 5 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIO 101 with a C or better or completion of BIO 141 with a C or better.

4 credits
ENG 246 - American Literature  Additional Course Options: ENG 225, ENG 245, ENG 255, ENG 258, ENG 275, FRE 102, SPA 102.   

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112  or departmental approval.

3 credits
SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60-61


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.Students are reminded to consult with their transfer institution and faculty advisor about the varying science requirements of BSN and other health science programs.

Students applying for the Brightpint Nursing Program may elect to take MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning as the math required for admission to the Brightpint Nursing Program (starting Spring 2019).

Students are eligible to apply to the nursing program while enrolled in or after completion of the prerequisite courses: SDV 101/100, ENG 111, MTH 154 or MTH 155 or MTH 161 or MTH 245, PSY 230, and BIO 141 (within 10 years prior to acceptance into the Nursing Program).

Transfer credit cannot be awarded for courses over 10 years old in Natural or Physical Sciences (BIO 141, BIO 142, BIO 150) for students in the Nursing Program.

Students should consult with their transfer institutions on the CST or HIS requirement. Some institutions may require a HIS elective. Students can choose CST 100 or from one of the listed HIS electives.