Allied Health

Technical Standards for GSAH and AHC

  • Communicate and assimilate information either in spoken, printed, signed, or computer voice format.
  • Stand for a minimum of two hours.
  • Walk for a minimum of six hours, not necessarily consecutively.
  • Stoop, bend, and twist for a minimum of 30 minutes at a time and be able to repeat this activity at frequent intervals.
  • Use the small muscle dexterity necessary to do such tasks as gloving, gowning, and operating controls on machinery.
  • Respond to spoken words, monitor signals, call bells, and vital sign assessment equipment.
  • Identify behaviors that would endanger a person's life or safety and intervene quickly, with an appropriate solution, in a crisis situation.
  • Remain calm, rational, decisive, and in control at all times, especially during emergency situations.
  • Exhibit social skills appropriate to professional interactions.
  • Maintain cleanliness and personal grooming consistent with close personal contact.

Allied Health Certificate (AHC)

This program is an excellent option for individuals seeking employment in the healthcare field.

Year 1
FallCredits
ENG 101English Composition I 3
MAT 126Topics In Mathematics (or higher) 4
BIO 152 or 199Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (or Anatomy and Physiology I) 4
Career Electives (see list below)  5-6
Spring
PSY 105Introduction To Psychology 3
Career Electives (see list below)  5-7
 Total Credits: 24-27

See the allied health general information for technical standards.

The following courses are suggested electives for students interested in completing a degree in PTA or Liberal Arts, Exercise and Sport Science Track (LAX). SPC 113 Speech (formerly THE113), is highly recommended for LAX majors.

Year 1
FallCredits
EXS 102 or PTA 104Principles Of Anatomy And Kinesiology (or Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology) 3
CHC 101Complementary Health Care 3
EXS 201Exercise Science And Nutrition 4
Spring
EXS 203Exercise Testing And Program Design 14
 Total Credits: 14
1

Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the personal trainer exam. Students must pay the costs incurred for their certifications

Career Electives

Credits
BIO 101Introduction To Nutrition (formerly NUT101)3
CLS 103Intro Clinical Lab Science I4
CLS 105Introduction to Clinical Lab Science II4
CHC 101Complementary Health Care3
CHC 102Foundations of Yoga3
CHC 104Reflexology3
CHC 110Reiki: Traditional Usui Method3
CHC 202Yoga II3
CHC 204Yoga III4
EKG 101Ekg: Concepts And Practice3
EXS 201Exercise Science And Nutrition4
EXS 203Exercise Testing And Program Design4
HEA 103Medical Interpretation4
HEA 115Nurse Assistant Theory3
HEA 116Nurse Assistant Practicum2
HEA 117Acute Care CNA Training3
HEA 118Home Health Aide2
HEA 119Rehabilitation Aide Training3
HCC 111Emergency Medical Technician I (Evening Only)4
HCC 112Emergency Medical Technician II (Evening Only)4
MAS 201Medical Machine Transcription3
PLB 101Introduction To Phlebotomy3
PLB 203Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum4

Campus/format

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Helpful hints

This is a great opportunity for students to gain entry level employment in the healthcare field prior to matriculating into a selective program.

Transfer options

For transfer options, please click here. It is recommended that you also consult with your academic advisor.

Special requirements

Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.

Career options

For career options, please click here.

Earning potential

Varies according to industry.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Information

For gainful employment information, please click here.

Allied Health Concentration (GSAH)

A Degree in General Studies

This concentration is for those who anticipate applying to a healthcare program, allowing them to complete general education requirements prior to program acceptance. Most of the MWCC healthcare programs have selective admissions requirements (see Selective Admission Requirements). Acceptance into this General Studies Concentration does not guarantee admission into a selective healthcare program but does offer an opportunity to explore career options.

Year 1
FallCredits
ENG 101English Composition I 3
BIO 152 or 199Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (Recommended for Practical Nursing Program) (or Anatomy and Physiology I) 4
FYE 101First Year Seminar 3
Career Electives (see list below)  5-6
Spring
PSY 105Introduction To Psychology 3
MAT 126Topics In Mathematics (or higher) 4
Career Electives (see list below)  5-7
ENG 102English Composition II 3
Year 2
Fall
PSY 110Human Growth And Development 3
Science Elective 2 4
PER 126 or 130Fitness And Wellness 32-3
Business Elective 4 3
CIS 127Computer Technologies 3
Spring
SPC 113Speech (formerly THE113) 3
Science Elective 2 4
General Elective 5 3
ISC 220Community Service Learning Capstone 63
Humanities Elective 7 3
 Total Credits: 61-65
1

 BIO 152 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiologyis recommended for Practical Nursing program

2

BIO 205 Microbiology recommended
Science Electives: BIO, BTC, CHE, EAS, EGM, NRD, PHY

3

PER 130 Health, Fitness, And Wellness is recommended for transfer

4

Preferred electives include MGT 105 Leadership And Management For The Health Care Professional
Business Electives: ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT, PLS

5

General Electives: See General Electives exceptions.

6

Capstone Course

7

Humanities Electives: ART, ASL, DAN, ENG, FRE, HUM, MUS, PHL, SPA, SPC, THE

Career Electives

Credits
BIO 101Introduction To Nutrition (formerly NUT101)3
CLS 103Intro Clinical Lab Science I4
CLS 105Introduction to Clinical Lab Science II3
CHC 101Complementary Health Care3
CHC 102Foundations of Yoga3
CHC 104Reflexology3
CHC 110Reiki: Traditional Usui Method3
CHC 202Yoga II3
CHC 204Yoga III4
EKG 101Ekg: Concepts And Practice3
EXS 201Exercise Science And Nutrition4
EXS 203Exercise Testing And Program Design4
HEA 103Medical Interpretation4
HEA 115Nurse Assistant Theory3
HEA 116Nurse Assistant Practicum2
HEA 117Acute Care CNA Training3
HEA 118Home Health Aide2
HEA 119Rehabilitation Aide Training3
HCC 111Emergency Medical Technician I (Evening Only)4
HCC 112Emergency Medical Technician II (Evening Only)4
MAS 201Medical Machine Transcription3
PLB 101Introduction To Phlebotomy3
PLB 203Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum4

See the allied health general information for program competencies and technical standards.

Campus/format

Click here for information on the campus/format.

Helpful hints

General Studies is a good alternative if you have not decided on a career or transfer program. However, once you have decided, it is suggested that you change your program of study as soon as possible.

Transfer options

For transfer options, please click here. It is recommended that you also consult with your academic advisor.

Special requirements

Students should become familiar with the admission requirements and application deadline of their intended selective program. Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.

Earning potential

Varies according to industry.