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Health Sciences

Health Sciences at UAS offers students in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka entry level training courses and preparatory programs for careers in health care.  Students acquire knowledge, skills, and learning opportunities in supportive classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments.  Popular courses include those which enable students to sit for state certifications such as Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training.  Students wishing to enter careers such as nursing and radiologic technology can take all of the pre- and co-requisite courses needed for successful application to either in-state or state-wide programs.

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Associate of Applied Science: Health Sciences

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

The AAS in Health Sciences requires a minimum of 61 credits. Of these, 31 credits are in GERs, 20 credits are in biology and chemistry, and a minimum of 10 credits make up the core Health Science courses. 20 credits must be at the 200 level or above. At least 15 credits must be taken at UAS. Minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses. A grade of C- is not considered passing.

As there are a limited number of 200+ level courses eligible in this degree, including the following courses into a plan of study will help students meet the 20 credit 200 level requirement: ENGL S211 or S212, COMM S235 or S237, PSY S250, BIOL S240, HS S203, S206, S291, and advisor approved GER courses.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum credit hours61
General Education Requirements31
Written Communication Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ENGLS211Intermediate Composition: Writing about Literature3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing (recommended)3
Oral Communication Skills
Select one from the following (3 credits)
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication & Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
*Grade of C or better
Computational Skills
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra (or higher)4
Social Science
___S___Advisor-approved Social Science courses9
Fine Arts and Humanities
___S___Fine Arts course3
___S___Humanities course6-8
Science Requirements20
BIOLS111Human Anatomy and Physiology-I4
BIOLS112Human Anatomy and Physiology-II4
BIOLS240Introductory Microbiology4
Depending on career goal, select one of the following sequences with advisor:
CHEMS103Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHEMS104A Survey of Organic and Biochemistry4
CHEMS105General Chemistry I4
CHEMS106General Chemistry II4
Major Requirements10
HSS102Fundamentals of CPR and First Aid1
HSS135Medical Terminology3
Note: HS S105, HS S118, and HS S119 may be substituted for HS S102
Select two from the following (6 credits):
HSS101Introduction to Health Sciences3
HSS203Science of Nutrition3
HSS206Introduction to Environmental Health3
HSS291Health Sciences Internship3
Optional Skills Training1-9
HSS105Certified Nurses Aide Training9
HSS118ETT-First Responder3
HSS119Emergency Medical Technician-I6

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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HS Classes: Summer - 2015

Trains students in basic skills needed to assist nurses and to be efficient health care team members. Successful students qualify to sit for the Alaska State Nurse Aide certification exam. Minimum 75 lecture hours and 80 lab/practicum hours.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval and completed application with criminal background check, health examination, current TB test and immunizations.

51667J01Suzanne Malter
Sun, Sat
8:30a - 2:30p
6/13 - 6/14
Tue - Fri
8:30a - 3:30p
6/16 - 7/1
Mon, Tue
8:30a - 3:30p
7/6 - 7/14
Wed, Thu, Fri
6:00a - 2:30p
7/8 - 7/17
Mon - Fri
8:30a - 3:30p
7/20 - 7/24

Pick-up and return completed applications to the Health Sciences Program Coordinator at (907) 796-6128 or e-mail Completed applications include personal data, health screening form (including TB test), and criminal background check and are required. Please note that clinical days will be from 6:00a to 2:30p.

Tuition and fees: $2161 (additional charges may apply)


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