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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Area of Concentration

Location(s): Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex

Important Information

Short Description

This program prepares students to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education and ultimately to enter the teaching profession.

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Area of Concentration – Health

Program Code

A 175

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Dundalk, John Reed
443-840-3713 or jreed2@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 1*

Semester 3

Semester 4

Courses Needed for This Area of Concentration*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 35-36 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One course must be a Diversity course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.

  • Arts and Humanities (Use Critical Thinking requirement.) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Must be a Diversity course.) 3 Credit(s).

Critical Thinking:

Choose one from this list:

Program Electives:

Select 4-8 credits from the following list of electives to attain 60 credits for the degree.  A student’s selection of General Education electives will determine the total elective credits required to reach 60 credits.  Additional courses beyond those listed below may be used to complete the degree requirements with the approval of the Program Coordinator/Academic Dean.  Electives should be chosen based on requirements of the transfer institution.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Area of Concentration Description

This area of concentration 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 area of concentration 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.

Area of Concentration Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this area of concentration, 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.