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    Aug 07, 2022  
2016-17 RACC Student Catalog 
2016-17 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, CC

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Science and Mathematics Division

The Health Sciences Certificate program is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills in the health-related sciences, covering biology, anatomy, and physiology with elective courses in chemistry, microbiology, and physics. Students are also required to complete other general courses appropriate for application to more advanced college health science programs. Students may be able to use this certificate towards employment as a home healthcare aide or other healthcare positions not requiring specific clinical training or associate-level or higher education. Students using this certificate towards employment are encouraged to pair this certificate with additional healthcare training at RACC.

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Perform general laboratory techniques needed in the health sciences.
  • Identify the anatomical components of humans.
  • Describe the physiological systems in the human body.
  • Apply statistics and other mathematical methods to solve quantitative problems.

Academic Certificates consist of courses that are imbedded in degree programs which prepare students for advanced courses or are subject to a selective admission process. Academic certificates may be awarded to students upon completion of a defined course sequence and/or prior to their degree completion. 

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful employment information is intended to provide students with better information about the effectiveness of college programs in preparing students for careers. Information provided includes estimated program costs and time needed to complete the program, financing options and related careers.

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Required Program of Study

Fall Semester 1 (10 Credit Hours)

Spring Semester 1 (7 Credit Hours)

Fall Semester 2 (7 Credits)

Spring Semester 2 (7 Credit Hours)

Lab science elective - Choose one: CHE 120 , CHE 150 , BIO 280 , PHY 120  or PHY 240 .

Additional elective - Choose one: COM 131 , EHR 100 , EHR 210 , HEA 161 , IFT 110 , PHI 271 , PHI 275  or SOC 130 .


Students may complete this program of study within 12 months as a full-time student, if BIO 150  is completed in the summer session and all other remaining courses in the fall and the spring semesters.

MAT 150  may not be appropriate for transfer or use in some RACC health professional clinical programs. The student should consult with an advisor to determine the best math course.

Total Credits=31

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