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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Health Sciences
Certificate
HEGIS #5299
Chairperson: Brian S. Vlieg
Brahan Hall, Room 033
(518) 629-7219

By providing course work in the basic sciences along with a concentration in one of the health science areas, this certificate prepares students for entry into the health science field. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students can continue further into one of our health science programs, transfer on to a four-year institution or enter the workforce in many entry-level areas within the health science field, such as home health or personal care aides, dental insurance agencies, health care administrative assistants, medical scribes, emergency medical technicians, phlebotomists, EKG technicians or doctor's office billing.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
1 unit of academic math, 1 unit of science (70 or above in each course)   70 or above

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 108**
College Forum (1)
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
PSYC 100
General Psychology 3
(1) Restricted Elective(s) 4-7
(2) Restricted Biology Elective 3-4
(3) Restricted Chemistry Elective 0-4
(4) Restricted English Elective 3
(5) Restricted Humanities/Social Science Elective 3
(6) Restricted Math Elective 3-4
(7) Restricted Science Elective 3-4
Total Credits Required 25-35

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

** Required of first time full-time students.

(1) Restricted Elective(s) - EMSP 100, HITC 100, HITC 101, HITC 103, HITC 105, HLTH 151, HLTH 152, ICVT 200, MTSC 140, RESP 101, RESP 105

(2) Restricted Biology Elective - BIOL 109, BIOL 115, BIOL 136, BIOL 205, BIOL 270

(3) Restricted Chemistry Elective - CHEM 095 or any higher level chemistry course

(4) Restricted English Elective - ENGL 102, ENGL 120, ENGL 125

(5) Restricted Humanities/Social Science Elective - PSYC 200, PSYC 205, PSYC 210, SOCL 100, SOCL 120 or any foreign language elective

(6) Restricted Math Elective - MATH 110 or any higher level math course

(7) Restricted Science Elective - BIOL 109, BIOL 125, BIOL 205, BIOL 270, BIOL 271, CHEM 100, PHYS 110