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Catalog 2012-2013 
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Health, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Health

General Education - 29-31 Credits*

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses .)

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Course must be from discipline other than PSYC) 3 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-5 Credits.
  • Information Technology 3 Credits.


*One of the three-credit General Education courses must be a Diversity course

Two-Semester Sequence - 5 Credits

Choose a two-semester sequence from this list:

Critical Thinking - 3 Credits

Choose one from this list:


** These courses may also be used as a General Education Elective.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 63 min*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to a minimum of 64 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate depth of knowledge in a variety of health topics such as fitness, nutrition, stress management, mental health, drug abuse, heart disease, cancer, sexuality environment, etc.;
  2. demonstrate a high quality of personal and public communication skills in oral and written form;
  3. demonstrate use of technology for the purpose of personal record keeping, research and use in the classroom;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy for the purpose of teaching health concepts and application of first aid and safety in an active classroom;
  5. demonstrate knowledge of health issues in a variety of cultures;
  6. demonstrate knowledge of human behavior and behavior change;
  7. demonstrate a competency in college-level mathematics; and
  8. demonstrate an historical perspective to American and International history and health patterns.

Transfer Pattern Description:

This degree pattern provides students with the general courses required to transfer to an institution which offers an undergraduate degree in school or public health education. Beyond the general education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Graduates of four-year programs may be employed by county or city school systems to teach health at the elementary through high school level. They may also work in public health or corporate wellness positions. Courses can be taken on a full- or part-time basis.

Since four-year institutions vary widely in their requirements, it is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies in this transfer pattern speak with a counselor from the Counseling Center or the program coordinators before registering for courses. This sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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