This major offers an option for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a healthcare environment without direct patient care. Coursework in biological and social sciences, pathology and disease, and healthcare documentation is paired with management courses to provide a foundation for work or further student in allied health professions. The curriculum includes 15 credits of allied health electives that allow students to customize the degree to fit their education and career goals. Students may also earn up to 6 credits for current U.S. healthcare credentials, such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), certified nursing assistant (CNA), or pharmacy technician (CPhT), depending on the type of credential and scope of training. An adviser works with each student to help design an academic plan that best meets the student's goals.
Effective Fall 2022
This major will provide a career pathway for any student seeking a non-direct patient career in healthcare, including but not limited to medical billing supervisor, medical office manager, research assistant, patient advocate, medical supply manager, and allied health instructor. This major will also appeal to professionals seeking advancement in allied health careers that do not require a degree for initial certification. This option also provides a foundation for those seeking to continue to their education in various Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs.
Recommended High School Subjects
Because of the strong emphasis on science in this major, applicants are encouraged to complete one year of high school biology and two years of high school algebra.
All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see https://www.pct.edu/admissions/transfer/transferring-credits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Students may earn up to 6 allied health elective credits for current U.S. healthcare credentials. Proof of current certification/licensure is required.
International health credentials/licensure, sciences courses, and most math courses will not be accepted to satisfy requirements of this major. Please see additional information for international students applying to Nursing & Health Sciences majors.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate professional and ethical conduct with work processes that are culturally competent and consistent with current allied health professions.
- identify current concepts and practices applicable to healthcare informatics.
- demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication skills.
- apply effective critical thinking skills applicable to the healthcare environment.
- apply foundational knowledge of biological and social sciences as it relates to allied health professions.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|BIO103||Human Anatomy & Physiology Survey||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|BIO115||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|MNA||Math Elective (MTH123 or Higher)||3||M||MNA|
|MTR100||Medical Terminology Survey||1||1||M||REQ|
|MTR104||Basics of Medical Terminology||3||3||M||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|SOC111||Introduction to Sociology||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical & Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|FIT||Fitness & Wellness Elective||1||S||FIT|
|CSC124||Information, Technology & Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|BIO125||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|CHM100||Fundamentals of Chemistry||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|CHM111||General Chemistry I||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|AHS||Allied Health Elective||6||M||AHS|
|HTH126||Pathology & Mental Health||3||3||M||REQ|
|MGT115||Principles of Management||3||3||M||REQ|
|HTH110||Introduction to Health Record Documentation & Coding||3||3||M||REQ|
|AHS||Allied Health Elective||3||M||AHS|
|HTH127||Pathology & Disease Mechanisms||3||3||M||REQ|
|HRM300||Human Resource Management||3||3||M||REQ|
|AHS||Allied Health Elective||6||M||AHS|