Aug 11, 2020  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foundations of Health Transfer, A.A.

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The Associate Degree in Foundations of Health Transfer Option 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  and HTH 102  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 completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a foundational skill set in writing, critical thinking, and quantitative reasonsing that can be applied to a four-year degree in a health-related field
  • Think critically about the health care system and public health, including current policies, events, and considerations related to entering a four-year transfer degree in health
  • Understand the intersection of psychological and sociological components of human development and aging as they relate to health care practice
  • Work with diverse populations and demonstrate an awareness of diversity and cultural humility that aligns with the goals inherent in being a Hispanic Serving Institution and a health professional
  • Communicate effectively through active listening and speaking, and will convey health-related knowledge accurately, clearly, and in culturally-aware and responsive ways to instructors, supervisors, coworkers, patients, and others
  • Understand their ethical obligations in the health care and public health professions


  • 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 Elective Credit(s): 3



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.  Students should also meet with Mark Broadbent, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs to discuss their transfer plans.

*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  (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  as an elective should take GRT 110  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): 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): 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 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.

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.


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