A.S. Allied Health
Why Allied Health?This two-year (60(62) credit) emphasis provides a course of study for those students interested in careers in a variety of healthcare professions. This option is designed for highly motivated students who have a strong interest in graduate training beyond a bachelor’s degree or health-related professional studies such as physical or occupational therapy, exercise science, athletic training, pharmacy, or medicine. As undergraduate degree and professional program admissions requirements vary, students should work closely with their academic advisor to select electives or request substitutions where appropriate. Students are strongly encouraged to identify a program and transfer school of interest early in their academic career to better inform the advising, course selection, and transfer process.
Upon completion of this program students will:
|First Year - Fall Semester     17(16) Credits||Credits|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
CHMY 141/142CHMY 141/142 - College Chemistry I & Lab
A more mathematical intensive approach to the topics of general chemistry, intended for science-oriented majors. Topics covered include matter and measurement, atomic theory, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, aqueous reactions, solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, and gases. Gathering and analysis of empirical data, along with laboratory safety and technique, will be emphasized. Pre-requisite: M 095 or comparable COMPASS Placement Test score. Co-requisite: CHMY 142.
|College Chemistry I & Lab||4|
M 121M 121 - College Algebra
This course covers the concept of functions; complex numbers; and solving systems of equations, sequences, and series. Functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic. Students who enter this class with lower than a grade of “B-” in the Pre-requisite course will be required to enroll in a regularly scheduled two hours per week of supplemental instruction and academic support (NC 021) where attendance and participation will be part of the student’s grade in M 121. Pre-requisite: M 095 or appropriate placement.
M 140M 140 - College Math for Healthcare
This course is designed to provide students with a solid mathematical foundation necessary to succeed in health care professions. This course reviews algebra, systems of measurement, ratio and proportions, basic probability and statistic concepts, and Ionic solutions and pH calculations. This course will apply mathematical reasoning and problem solving as it applies to the healthcare field and is a suitable Pre-requisite for STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics.
|College Math for Healthcare||(3)|
COLS 101COLS 101 - Introduction to College Studies
Introduction to College Studies is intended to provide skills necessary for incoming students to successfully navigate the college setting and provide life skills necessary after leaving college. Course design includes focus on academic mindset including belonging to the Miles Community College learning community and college transitions, teaching a growth mindset that allows students to change their abilities through effort, focus on student success, and understanding the value and purpose of the college experience. Students will understand campus resources, strengthen study skills, and explore career and transfer options through the various collaborations of services, programs and people dedicated to the student success of new students at the campus.
|Introduction to College Studies||2|
LSCI 101LSCI 101 - Introduction to Information Literacy
This course follows the guidelines of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for High Education. According to ACRL, information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
|Introduction to Information Literacy||(2)|
|Elective||4||First Year - Spring Semester     16(17) Credits||Credits|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
WRIT 201WRIT 201 - College Writing II
This course provides experience in writing essays based on close readings of more demanding texts. Students will come to understand more fully the intellectual demands of an academic discourse community by preparing essays designed to meet more rigorous expectations. WRIT 201 is designed to prepare transfer students to succeed in their junior- and senior-level courses by exposing them to Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation, critical thinking strategies, and logical construction of arguments. Students will complete developed essays that emphasize writing as a process of drafting and revising. Pre-requisite: WRIT 101.
|College Writing II||3|
WRIT 121WRIT 121 - Intro to Technical Writing
This course is designed to prepare students for job-related writing. Students learn to communicate information in order to do a job or make a decision. Topics covered include adapting messages to audiences, organizing paragraphs, revising for style, summarizing information, using definitions in reports, outlining, explaining a process, and researching. Specific applications are individualized according to students' career plans and are chosen from several categories, including effective letter writing, short report writing, proposal writing, research writing, and formal report writing from analyzed data. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|Intro to Technical Writing||(3)|
PSYX 100PSYX 100 - Intro to Psychology
This course is an introduction to the methods of study in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, including an overview of physiological aspects of behavior, sensation, perception, research methodology, statistics, learning principles, motivation, intelligence, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality, therapy, and social psychology.
|Intro to Psychology||3|
CHMY 143/144CHMY 143/144 - College Chemistry II & Lab
This is the second of a two-semester course sequence about the general principles of modern chemistry with emphasis on intermolecular forces, colligative properties, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, oxidation/reduction, and electrochemical cells. Pre-requisite: CHMY 141/142 College and M 121. Co-requisite: CHMY 144.
|College Chemistry II & Lab||4|
|Introduction to Statistics||3|
M 161M 161 - Survey of Calculus
This course is designed to give students a non-rigorous introduction to differential and integral calculus. Emphasis will be placed on applications to business and the social sciences in topics including limits, continuity, derivatives, and definite integrals of single variable functions. Pre-requisite: M 121 or appropriate placement.
|Survey of Calculus||(4)||Second Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
BIOH 201/202BIOH 201/202 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I (equiv to 301) & Lab
This course is the first half of a one-year study in anatomy and physiology of the human body. The first semester will focus on the anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, and nervous system. Completion of CHMY 121 Intro to General Chemistry is strongly recommended prior to enrollment in this course. Co-requisite: BIOH 202.
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I (equiv to 301) & Lab||4|
PHL 110PHL 110 - Introduction to Ethics: Problems of Good and Evil
This course is an introduction to the major theories that dominate moral philosophy, including cultural relativism, subjectivism, divine command theory, natural law theory, psychological egoism, ethical egoism, utilitarianism, Kantian theory, social contract theory, and virtue theory. Fundamentals of logic, including inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, and logical fallacies are emphasized.
|Introduction to Ethics: Problems of Good and Evil||3|
PHL 221PHL 221 - Introduction to Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics
This course is designed to help students think critically and thoughtfully about ethical decisions and the legal consequences they may face in the practice of any healthcare discipline. Utilizing the legal knowledge and various ethical decision making process models presented in this course, students will develop their own framework for making effective choices that lead to a professional and caring response to patients and clients.
|Introduction to Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics||(3)|
CAPP 131CAPP 131 - Basic MS Office
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications. Students will learn beginning to intermediate elements of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
|Basic MS Office||3|
|Elective||4||Second Year - Spring Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
BIOH 211/212BIOH 211/212 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II (equiv to 311) & Lab
This course is the second half of a one-year study of anatomy and physiology of the human body. This second semester will focus on the structure and function of the lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, digestive, and endocrine system. The relationship between body anatomy and physiology will be emphasized. Pre-requisite: BIOH 201/202. Co-requisite: BIOH 212.
|Human Anatomy & Physiology II (equiv to 311) & Lab||4|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
|History & Social Science Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.