Community/Public Health
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Community/Public Health*

Associate in Science

Minimum of 61 credit hours
 Public Health is a broad, multi-disciplinary field, and most professionals specialize at the graduate level. Other specialties within public health include maternal and child health, nutrition, health disparities, and veterinary public health. Additionally, some professionals choose interdisciplinary career paths that involve public health, such as MPH/RN, MPH/JD, MPH,MD, etc. A bachelor's degree opens the door for entry level opportunities in areas such as health education and promotion and environmental health. A master's degree is typically required for management, administration, research, policy development, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    AHP 1222 First Aid and CPR 2 Major  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    CHEM 1103 Chemistry Around Us 3 Gen Ed  
    PSY 1113 General Psychology 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology 3 Major  
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Major  
    PHIL 1123 Critical Thinking 3 Gen Ed  
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877  OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History 1877 to Present 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    LEIS 1602 Total Wellness 3 Major  
    PSY 2403 Developmental Psychology 3 Major  
    BIO 1114 General Biology (Non Majors) 4 Gen Ed  
    GEOG 2603 World Regional Geography 3 Gen Ed  
    AHP 1013 Medical Terminology 3 Major  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    SOC 2143 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3 Major  
    COM 2213 Intro to Public Speaking 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM 2223 Humanities Modern 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Major  
    SOC 2023 Social Problems 3 Gen Ed  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (23 Credit Hours): AHP 1222; SOC 1113; LEIS 1602; BIO 1314; SOC 2143; PSY 2403; MATH 2013; AHP 1013 

    General Education Courses: (37 Credit Hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; POLSC 1113; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; PHIL 1123; HUM 2223; SOC 2023; PSY 1113; GEOG 2603; COM 2213; CHEM 1103; BIO 1114

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001


  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

     

  • Course Descriptions

    Allied Health

    AHP 1013 - Medical Terminology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After studying the root words, prefixes, and suffixes from which medical terms evolve, the student will correctly spell medical terms, define terms commonly used in medical fields, and determine the meaning of unfamiliar medical terms.

    AHP 1222 - First Aid and CPR
    Prerequisites: None
    2CREDITS

    This course provides knowledge and practical experience in the emergency care of injuries and sudden illness, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course includes content of the American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support (BLS), and First Aid which meets the National Emergency Cardiovascular (ECC) standards. Students will receive AHA, BLS, and First Aid certifications upon satisfactorily completing this course.

    Biological Science

    BIO 1114 - General Biology (Non Majors)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score.
    4CREDITS

    An introductory lab-based course that is designed to provide non-biological science major with the necessary background needed to effectively understand scientific information. Students investigate the properties of life to include: organization, energy use, evolution, maintenance of homeostasis, reproduction, growth, and development. Ecological concepts are discussed which enables students to have a better understanding regarding the impact that humans have on the natural world. Laboratory work is an integral and required part of this course.

    BIO 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score. An adequate biology placement test score or BIO 0123 or a college-level biological science class.
    4CREDITS

    Through a systematic study of the structure and function of the human body, its cells, tissues, organs and systems, the student will identify and describe basic anatomical structures and fundamental physiological processes that occur in health and disease for the major body systems. Laboratory work which requires dissection is an integral and required part of the course.

    Chemistry

    CHEM 1103 - Chemistry Around Us
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    A course designed for students having no previous training in chemistry or for whom the study of chemistry will terminate with this experience. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to discuss such fundamental concepts of chemistry as atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical bonding, nuclear energy, chemical elements and compounds, and the significance of carbon and some other elements to life itself.

    Communications

    COM 2213 - Intro to Public Speaking
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3CREDITS

    Given the principles of effective listening and speaking, the student will assimilate those skills into his or her physical and psychological worlds. After being exposed to public, business and professional speaking, the student will apply the principles of invention, organization, style, and delivery through practical exercises and will use the principles of rhetorical criticism in discussing speeches delivered in class.

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    Geography

    GEOG 2603 - World Regional Geography
    Prerequisites: NONE
    3CREDITS

    The student will examine the world’s major cultural regions and determine the relationship between the physical environment and economic, social and political conditions.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to 1877
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History 1877 to Present
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1877 to the present in such areas as geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    Humanities

    HUM 2223 - Humanities Modern
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3CREDITS

    This course is a study of the humanities from the early Renaissance to the present. The studnet will recognize, interpret, and evaluate the interrelationship of art, architecture, literature, philosophy,and music and their legacies and impact on contemporary culture.

    Leisure

    LEIS 1602 - Total Wellness
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Students will learn the different aspects of health including physical, mental, and emotional aspects. They will develop an understanding of health and be able to identify a healthy lifestyle. Students will also learn the different levels of physical fitness appropriate for different levels of development: childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older adulthood.

    Mathematics

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Philosophy

    PHIL 1123 - Critical Thinking
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3CREDITS

    Critical Thinking provides opportunities for students to practice skills in both intellectual and personal development. Throughout the course, students will examine cognitive development, sound inductive argument development, biases and fallacies in decision formation, and problem solving skills. Students will apply these aspects of thought formation and critical thinking skills to writing development, goal setting, social analysis, and problem solving. This course satisfies three credit hours of the General Education humanities requirement for all Associates in Arts, Science, and Diversified Studies degrees.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Psychology

    PSY 1113 - General Psychology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A survey of the major areas of study in psychology such as motivation, learning, physiology, personality, social psychology, abnormal behavior, perception, memory, cognition/thought, and treatment.

    PSY 2403 - Developmental Psychology
    Prerequisites: PSY 1113
    3CREDITS

    A theoretical and research-based course that covers social, emotional, physical and cognitive aspects of human development throughout the life-span.

    Sociology

    SOC 1113 - Introduction to Sociology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will identify the sociological dimensions of human behavior by analyzing the concepts of society, culture, socialization, institutions, social stratification and social change.

    SOC 2023 - Social Problems
    Prerequisites: SOC 1113
    3CREDITS

    The student will use the sociological perspective to analyze and show the interrelationships among biological, psychological and social aspects of human problems.

    SOC 2143 - Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    This course examines sociological theories of contact between minority and majority groups in a multicultural society, including topics such as prejudice, discrimination, acculturation, and pluralism.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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