Learn the fundamentals of health-related professions and prepare to transfer into a four-year degree program. Many RCBC students enroll in this program to complete prerequisites before applying to other more specialized health sciences degrees.

Program Overview

The information below was developed to help guide students on their course selection and acceptance into the program.

Learn how to practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of professional practice; recognize the impact of economic, political, social and demographic forces on the delivery of healthcare; and describe the impact of the sciences, including biology, chemistry, and physics, on health science.

Program Requirements
General Education Credits
  Written and Oral Communications  6
  Mathematics (MTH 107 required) 3
  Natural Science (BIO 110/111 or BIO 208/209 or BIO 114/115 or BIO 212/213) 8
  Social Science (PSY 101 & SOC 101) 6
  Arts and Humanities (PHI 101) 3
  History 3
  Diversity 3
  Total 32
*See college catalog for general education requirements.
Program Courses
Select four credit hours:
BIO 103/104 General Biology I and Laboratory


BIO 107/108 General Biology II and Laboratory
Select four credit hours:
BIO 155/156 Basic Microbiology and Laboratory


BIO 221/222 Microbiology and Laboratory
CHE 107/108 Chemistry and Laboratory


CHE 115/116 General Chemistry I and Laboratory 4
CHE 117/118 General Chemistry II and Laboratory 4
  Total 12
Select three credit hours:
CHE 210 Nutrition


NUR 220 Nutrition in Nursing and Healthcare
Select 3-4 credit hours:
MTH 112 College Algebra


MTH 130 Precalculus
PHY 110/111 Principles of Physics I and Lab


PHY 112/113 Principles of Physics II and Lab 4
PSY 256 Developmental Psychology 3
  Total Program Courses 19-22
  Electives (any HIT course recommended)


  Total Requirements for Degree 60
Applying to the Program
  • Students should complete an RCBC application and take all necessary assessments.
  • Must have graduated from high school or have a GED.
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