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Health Sciences

The Associate of Applied Science Degree

Contact Information:
Chrystal Taylor
(731) 424-3520 ext 50330

Program and Career Description

The Health Sciences degree is designed for students pursuing a career in the medical field who desire added certifications to enable them to enter the job market equipped with multiple skills.

Projected Income

Career Experienced Salary
Emergency Medical Technician $31,840+
Medical Assistant $32,532+

Salaries are not guaranteed. Data provided by Jobs4TN

Admissions Requirements

* Courses from programs with specific admissions requirements may be used to complete this degree (i.e. Emergency Medical Services). Please speak with your advisor for more information.

Additional Information

Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Requirements

Communication Requirement
ENGL 1010 English Composition I

Choose ONE Humanities Course
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Introduction to Art
COMM 1851 Introduction to Film
ENGL 2055 African-American Literature
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social/Behavioral Science Requirement
PSYC 1030 General Psychology

Choose ONE Natural Science or Mathematics Course
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics

Additional General Education Course
COMM 2025   Fundamentals of Communication

Major Required Courses
ALHS 2312 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare
ALHS 2311 Management and Leadership for AHS Supervisors
ALHS 2314 Medical Law and Ethics

12-20 Credit Hours of Electives/Health Science Electives depending on the track
Note: COL 1030 College to Career Navigation, is not a program requirement, but it is a class that is strongly recommended to enhance the student's college and career success.

Concentration Courses
Students will choose from an approved Health Science Area certificate program.  Students must graduate with a certificate in one of the listed tracks. Other options may be available; talk with your advisor.

Healthcare Technician Track (24 credit hours)
AHSC 1320 Clinical Medical Assistant I
AHSC 1330 Clinical Medical Assistant II
AHSC 1340 Clinical Medical Assistant Clinical
PLBT 1300 Phlebotomy
PLBT 1301 Phlebotomy Clinical
Six (6) Credits Health Related Electives

Basic EMT Track (16 credit hours)
EMSB 1601 EMT Medical Emergencies
EMSB 1602 EMT Trauma
EMSB 1101 EMT Medical Skills Lab
EMSB 1102 EMT Trauma Lab
EMSB 1111 EMT Clinical
EMSB 1112 EMT Field Internship

Advanced EMT Track (16 credit hours)
EMSA 1501 Advanced EMT Medical Emergencies
EMSA 1502 Advanced EMT Trauma
EMSA 1201 Advanced EMT Medical Skills Lab
EMSA 1202 Advanced EMT Trauma Lab
EMSA 1111 Advanced EMT Clinical
EMSA 1112 Advanced EMT Field Internship 

Medical Coding Track (21 credit hours)
ALHS 1010 Introduction to Health Sciences
HSC 111 Medical Terminology
HIMT 1303 Basic ICD Coding I
HIMT 2302 Basic ICD Coding II
HIMT 2301 CPT Coding
ADMN 2304 Introduction to Electronic Health Records
HIMT 1401 Disease Processes

Patient Care Technician Track* (18 credit hours)
ALHS 1010 Introduction to Health Sciences                  
PLBT 1300 Phlebotomy                                   
PLBT 1301 Phlebotomy Clinical                        
AHSC 1310 EKG                                               
AHSC 1200 Certified Nursing Assistant              
AHSC 1201 Certified Nursing Assistant Lab
*Pending TBR approval

Sample Schedule

1st Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
AHSC 1310 EKG/Soft Skills 3
PLBT 1300 Phlebotomy 3
PLBT 1301 Phlebotomy Clinical 3
AHSC 1320 Clinical Medical Assisting 3
  Health Science Elective 3
  Total Credits 15
1st Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
  Health Science Elective 3
AHSC 1330 Clinical Medical Assistant II 3
AHHC 1240 Clinical Medical Assistant Clinical  3
ALHS 2312  Contemporary Issues in Healthcare 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year,  Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
PSYC 1030 General Psychology 3
  Elective 3
ALHS 2311 Management & Leadership for AHS Su 3
  Humanities Course 3
  Elective 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
BIOL 2010 or MATH 1530

Anatomy & Physiology I or Statistics & Probability

  Elective 3
  Elective 3
ALHS 2314 Medical Law & Ethics 3
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication 3
  Total Credits 15