Course Descriptions

Health Science - HS
Course Classification

Courses numbered 1-49 — are baccalaureate level (transfer) courses. Courses thus numbered are transferable to four- year institutions. Agriculture courses are designed to parallel the work taught in similar courses at California Polytechnic State University or at California State University, Fresno but may not carry the same number.

Courses numbered 50-99 — are associate degree level courses. Courses thus numbered are primarily for the student who does not plan to continue his/her education beyond the community college level; however, occupational education courses may transfer according to articulation agreements. Complete information on articulation is available through the Counseling Center.

Courses Numbered 100-201 — are non-transfer and are non-degree applicable; they are skill building or remedial.

Abbreviations for Degree, Non-Degree, and Transfer Courses

The following abbreviations designate degree applicable, transfer, and non-degree applicable courses:
(AA) Associate Degree
(CSU) Transferable to California State University System
(UC) Transferable to University of California System
(NDA) Non-Degree Applicable

  • HS-080
  • Intro to Medical Professional
  • Credit(s) 2

Introduction to Medical Professional
HS 080 will present prospective health care professionals with industry related principles and expectations for participation as a functional member of the interdisciplinary health care team.

Class Hours:
36 Lecture
  • HS-088
  • Medical Terminology for Health
  • Credit(s) 2

Medical Terminology for Health Careers
HS 088 will present prospective health care professionals with industry related language, abbreviations, and terminology. Students will learn to build common medical terms by using prefixes, suffixes, roots and stems. Students will apply medical terminology in written and verbal communication activities.

Class Hours:
36 Lecture