Oct 18, 2018  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
  
College Catalog 2018-2019

Foundations of Health Transfer, Foundations of Health, A.A.


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CONTACT

Rebecca Lewis 413.552.2426, rlewis@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Associate Degree in Foundations of Health Transfer is designed for students interested in a health-related career, whose focus is on transferring to a four-year institution. Students begin by taking HTH 101 - Introduction to Health Careers , along with general education requirements. Students will work closely with their advisor to place into appropriate courses guided by their strengths and personal career goals. The program’s focus is intentionally broad, so that students can transfer for both clinical programs (Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Nursing) as well as non-clinical programs (Health Administration, Public Health, Art Therapy), at both state and private colleges in Massachusetts.

Upon graduating from this program, students will possess a foundational educational basis positioning students to transfer to a four-year institution to continue education towards a healthcare career including:

  1. Obtain a basic understanding of the healthcare system including current policies, events, and considerations related to entering a health career.
  2. Possess a foundational skill set in writing, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning that can be applied to a four-year degree in a health-related field.
  3. Possess an understanding of the physiological makeup of the human body.
  4. Understand the intersection of psychological and sociological components of human development and aging as they relate to healthcare practice.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 22 CREDITS


  • HTH 101 - Introduction to Health Careers Credit(s): 3
  • Arts & Science Elective Credit(s): 4
  • Arts & Science Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Arts & Science Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Arts & Science Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Arts & Science Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Arts & Science Elective Credit(s): 3

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 3 CREDITS


  • General Elective Credit(s): 1-3

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

Students wishing to transfer to a four-year program need to consult carefully with their academic advisor as their selected coursework may vary considerably depending on desired academic/career path. This program qualifi es for Mass Transfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. Masstransfer also will grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges
and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

*Criminal Offense Record Act (CORI), and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI)*

Students wishing to transfer to any four-year program involving direct patient care, or taking general education electives that involve direct patient care, will be subject to a CORI/SORI check and review pursuant to the Criminal Record Information Act, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Section 172-178, and Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 18a, Section 1, et seq., and regulations promulgated pursuant to such
statues. Individuals with a court record/past conviction may be unable to participate in courses or transfer programs requiring direct patient care such as HTH 210 - Field Experience   course (if taken as an elective), or four-year nursing programs. The College policy can be found in the Student Handbook.

*Any student wishing to complete HTH 210 - Field Experience  course as an elective should take GRT 110(B) - Introduction to the Study of Aging  as the Social Science elective.

*Any student who chooses to take SPA 111  should also take SPA 112  under General Electives

Nursing Transfer Students

Students pursuing a four-year nursing degree should take the following:

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Springfield College

Elms College

  • Communications Disorders Program (BA) requires: PSY 142 , PHI 120 ;
  • Given that the majority of requirements for this major do not transfer, it is advisable for students to transfer early on.
  • Health Care Management Program (accelerated) requires: BUS 115 , MGT 230 , MGT 240, MTH 142 , PSY 110 , PSY 216 , SOC 110 , any 100-Level ART, MUS, or HIS, and any Lab Science course.

American International College

Bay Path University

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit ransfer to Massachusetts statecolleges and universities. MassTransfer also will grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on the course selection 80% of this program can be completed online.

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