Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook

Health Sciences, AS

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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

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.

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