Public Health - Associate of Public Health

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60-61 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required Public Health courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
Oral Communication
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
Area II: Mathematics
Choose one from the following: 1, 2, 33
College Algebra3
Applications of Calculus I3
Introduction to Statistics3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) 5
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 4, 5
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following:3
Film as Literature3
World Literature I3
United States History I3
United States History II3
World History I3
World History II3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking3
Quest for God3
Introduction to Ethics3
Philosophical Thought3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
Dance Appreciation3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective 64
Core Requirements
Related Requirements 7
Other related requirements may be approved by the department.
Select 12 credits of electives from the following: 12
Medical Terminology3
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care3
Human Ancestors3
Introductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors)4
Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Professional and Systems Responses to Child Maltreatment3
Human Growth and Behavior3
Learning in the Classroom3
Dental Public Health Education3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Interpersonal Skills in Intimate Relationships3
First-year Seminar3
Media and Society3
Introduction to Statistics3
Human Nutrition3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Introduction to Human Services & Social Work3
Spanish I4
Spanish for Heritage Learners II
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements 815
Personal Health & Wellness 93
Intro to Health & Community Services 103
Service Learning 111-4
Foundations of Health Education 10,113
Essentials of Public Health 103
Total Credits60-61

(60-65 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required Public Health courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications – English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area I: Communications – Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
Area II: Mathematics 3
College Algebra  
Introduction to Statistics  
Applications of Calculus I  
CHSS 1110 Intro to Health & Community Services 3
 Credits13
Semester 2
Area I: Communications – English Composition Level 2 3
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
 
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following: 4
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)  
The Planets  
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
 
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Physical Geography  
Physical Geology  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Personal Health & Wellness  
General Education Elective - Select one NM General Education course from the list in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3-4
Related Requirements - Choose one from the following: 3-4
Medical Terminology  
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care  
Human Ancestors  
Introductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors)  
Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences  
Human Anatomy and Physiology II  
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
 
Professional and Systems Responses to Child Maltreatment  
Human Growth and Behavior  
Learning in the Classroom  
Dental Public Health Education  
Professional & Technical Communication  
Interpersonal Skills in Intimate Relationships  
First-year Seminar  
Media and Society  
Introduction to Statistics  
Human Nutrition  
Contemporary Social Problems  
Introduction to Human Services & Social Work  
Spanish I  
Spanish for Heritage Learners II  
 Credits16-18
Semester 3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences or Area IV - Social/Behavioral Sciences - Select one course from either Area III or Area IV in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. A list of Area III courses can be found in Semester 2. 3-4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose one from the following. The recommended Area IV courses are listed below. 3
Survey of Food and Agricultural Issues  
Introduction to Anthropology  
Human Ancestors  
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
World Archaeology  
Human Growth and Behavior  
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
World Regional Geography  
Human Geography  
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  
Representing Women Across Cultures  
Media and Society  
Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics  
Introduction to Political Science  
American National Government  
Issues in American Politics  
International Relations  
Introduction to Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Introduction to Human Services & Social Work  
Area V: Humanities - Choose one from the following: 3
Film as Literature  
World Literature I  
United States History I  
United States History II  
World History I  
World History II  
Western Civilization I  
Western Civilization II  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking  
Quest for God  
Introduction to Ethics  
Philosophical Thought  
Related Requirements - Choose one course from the list in Semester 2. 3-4
PHLS 2110 Foundations of Health Education 3
 Credits15-17
Semester 4
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Visual Concepts  
Dance Appreciation  
Music Appreciation: Jazz  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
CHSS 2510 Service Learning 3
PHLS 2120 Essentials of Public Health 3
Related Requirement - Choose one course from the list in Semester 2. 3-4
Related Requirement - Choose one course from the list in Semester 2. 4
 Credits16-17
 Total Credits60-65