Associate of Science | 61 credits
Taylorsville Redwood Campus SI 341
Jordan Campus JHS 248
General Information and Appointments 801-957-4922 or 801-957-4923
Academic and Career Advising
Professors - Tim Beagley, William Tanner
Associate Professors - Kathy Bell, Jedediah Doelling, Melaney Farr, Eric Green, Mary Jane Keleher, Rebecca Sperry, KristenTaylor, Melissa Tillack
Assistant Professors - Nancy Barrickman, Jessica Berryman, Dan Carpenter
This program prepares students who are interested in medical and health professions at Salt Lake Community College or at any other institution. This program provides the structured courses for students who need to complete the required pre-requisite courses for admission to programs in SLCC’s School of Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Therapy, Mortuary Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiology Technology, Advanced Practice Medical Assisting, Nursing, Surgical Technician, and Nursing). It also provides the structured courses for students who need to complete the required pre-requisite courses for admission to medical schools, dental schools, schools of pharmacy etc. Under the guidance of program advisors and teaching faculty, students can make informed choices about their health-related career choices and structure their experience and courses in this program.
This AS is intended to be a transfer program into one of many health science or medical programs.
Students completing the AS degree in Pre-Health Science at SLCC are well prepared to apply to Health Sciences certification programs and to transfer to any of the four year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). This program also prepares students to transfer to public institutions in other states as well as most private colleges and universities.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Tuition and student fees: $7600.00-$9500.00
Books: $ 600.00
Course Fees: $ 150.00
Program Entry Requirements
Preparation Note: Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. The semesters during which courses are taught are listed below. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability, locations and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to plan their course schedules and course taking pathway.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow suggested sample schedules, time to completion is four semesters.
The Pre-Medical and Health Science AS program alone does not lead to professional licensure. This program prepares students for application and transfer to other programs of study that could eventually lead to professional licensure. Professional licensure requirements vary from state-to-state. Here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state or intended profession, please contact your academic advisor or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
|Students will demonstrate an understanding of foundational biological principles and the human body that will prepare them for studies in a health science field.
||1, 3, 4, 7
|Students will demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency with mathematical principles that will prepare them for studies in a health science field.
||1, 3, 4, 7
|Students will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in general education that is broad based and will make them desirable employees when they complete the pre-health science or other health science program.
||2, 5, 6
|Students will demonstrate: critical reading, writing, and listening skills; an understanding of and use of the elements of effective communication in interpersonal, small group, and mass settings and the ability to organize and present ideas and information orally and in writing according to standard usage.
||1, 3, 4, 6
|Students will complete an AS degree. This will ensure that all of their General Education credits are transferable to four year institutions.
||4, 5, 6, 7