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Associate Degree

A.S. in Pre-Health Occupations

The Pre-Health Occupation major prepares students to enter a variety of allied health training programs. It contains coursework required for many allied health majors including Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, and others. Since each training program requires a unique set of prerequisite coursework, it is imperative that students work closely with Counseling Services to ensure the appropriate courses are chosen for the training program they wish to enter.

Catalog Date: January 1, 2023

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 15 units from the following: 151
BIOL 400 Principles of Biology (5)
BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology (5)
BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology (5)
BIOL 440 General Microbiology (4)
   or BIOL 442 General Microbiology and Public Health (5)
CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry (5)
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 401 General Chemistry II (5)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 92
AH 311 Medical Language for Health-Care Providers (3)
SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States (3)
   or SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3)
   or ANTH 310 Cultural Anthropology (3)
COMM 361 The Communication Experience (3)
   or COMM 331 Group Discussion (3)
   or COMM 321 Interpersonal Communication (3)
   or COMM 311 Argumentation and Debate (3)
   or COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
NUTRI 300 Nutrition (3)
PSYC 300 General Principles (3)
PSYC 370 Human Development: A Life Span (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
   or PSYC 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
Total Units: 24

1BIOL 400, CHEM 400 and CHEM 401 required for Folsom Lake College's Medical Laboratory Program.

2AH 110, COMM 301 or 311 or 321 or 331 and STAT 300 or PSYC 330 required for Folsom Lake College's Medical Laboratory Program.

The Pre-Health Occupations Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • apply chemical principles to solve quantitative problems.
  • demonstrate skills in laboratory procedures and apply critical thinking skills in laboratory experiments.
  • describe the overall organization of the human body.
  • describe the roles that culture and diversity play in various aspects of human behavior.
  • demonstrate a workable knowledge of medical terminology.
  • explain the principles of nutrition and their effect on health.

Career Information

This program prepares students to enter a variety of allied health training programs.