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Health Program Preparation (ASHPP)

Associate in Science Degree


This program is designed for students who plan to pursue a health-related degree program at WCC or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (traditional or accelerated) or other health-related program at another college or four-year institution. The student will complete the common healthcare program prerequisites as outlined in the catalogs for local Michigan colleges.

Continuing Eligibility

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or minimum GPA for intended health program

Contact Information

Health Sciences
Nursing and Health Dept
Susan Travis


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First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Math General Education 4
Nat. Sci. General Education ** 4
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ENG 226 Composition II 3
Speech General Education 3
Soc. Sci. General Education 3
Nat. Sci. General Science Elective (from second science area/discipline) ** 4
Area Studies Elective *** 3
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Arts/Human. General Education 3
HSC 101 Healthcare Terminology 1
Area Studies Elective *** 3
Area Studies Elective *** 3
Elective **** 1 - 4
Total 11 - 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Arts/Human. General Education 3
Soc. Sci. General Education 3
Area Studies Elective *** 3
Area Studies Elective *** 3
Area Studies Elective*** (to reach total of 60 credit hours for degree) 6
Total 18
Total Credits Required
60 - 63


*Select a math general education course: MTH 160, MTH 167, MTH 169, MTH 176, or higher.

**Select any two science electives from two different disciplines; one must be a lab. The second science elective must be chosen from the following list: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 109, BIO 111, BIO 161, BIO 162, BIO 208, BIO 212, BIO 237, CEM 105, CEM 111, CEM 122, CEM 140, or PHY105.

***Select courses as designated for your intended program and school of choice.

****Students may use one of the following: HSC 100, PHT 106, PTA 102, or RAD 100.

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