Pre-Health Science, Certificate of Achievement
Banner code: 2_CN_PHS
Financial aid: Eligible
The certificate program offers students the opportunity to complete science and lab courses which are required by most nursing and health-related degree programs.
This certificate focuses on providing students who want to apply to a nursing or health degree program with core science courses that are prerequisites for nursing, kinesiology, physical therapy or another career. This Pre-Health Science Certificate will prepare students to advance their career in the health care profession.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Name and identify the basic structures of the human body.
- Describe and explain major and anatomical structures involved in organ system homeostasis.
- Identify normal and abnormal physiological values.
- Describe the role of microorganisms related to their role in disease.
- Identify, evaluate, and select research material relevant to a well-defined topic and properly compile this material into a research paper.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
This certificate goes through the State approval process and requires a minimum of 12 units of coursework in a particular academic or occupational area. The certificate programs normally include only those courses which have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competency since the objective of earning the career certificate is immediate employment in a specialized area. Upon successful completion of the program and completing the application, the student will receive the certificate and be recognized at the graduation ceremony. In order to earn a Certificate of Achievement all courses that apply to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 12 units in residence at GWC is required, and 50 percent of the certificate program must be completed at GWC.
|BIOL G220||Human Anatomy||4|
|BIOL G225||Human Physiology||4|
|BIOL G210||General Microbiology||5|
|ENGL G100||Freshman Composition||4-6|
|or ENGL G100S||Freshman Composition with Support|