Aug 11, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Community Health, A.S.


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HEGIS: 5299.00
PROGRAM CODE: 86489
PROGRAM CO-DIRECTORS: Dr. Jose Nanin and Dr. Silvea Thomas

DEPARTMENT: HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION

The Community Health AS degree provides students with a foundation for diverse careers in health promotion, disease prevention, health care administration, and health education. Concentrations in Health Education and Promotion, Heath Services Administration, and Gerontology provides students the opportunities for additional focus on a specific area within the field.  Courses identify community level needs, utilize data and research methods in understanding health disparities, and highlight the importance of cultural competence within the field. The degree is designed for transfer to baccalaureate programs.  

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.


Select the Degree Map for your Concentration:

Degree Map for Community Health, A.S. - Gerontology Concentration  

Degree Map for Community Health, A.S. - Health Education and Promotion Concentration  

Degree Map for Community Health, A.S. - Health Services Administration Concentration   

Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation. 

To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map.  

Please note some courses may only be offered once and academic year.  

Program Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of the Community Health degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. identify individual and community level needs for health promotion and disease
  2. use population data and research methods to describe distributions and determinants of health disparities
  3. describe how to plan, implement and administer community health interventions
  4. explain how to advocate for effective community health initiatives at the local, state and federal levels
  5. incorporate cultural competence within health promotion and disease prevention initiatives
  6. analyze the psychosocial, economic, political, and professional factors that impact health services

College Requirements:


English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s).

Civic Engagement Experiences:


One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:


One (1) Writing Intensive Course  in any discipline is required. 

Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):


When Required Core Courses are specified for a category they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

*Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Flexible Core (6 Courses, 18 Credits):


When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

One course from each Group A to E. and one (1) additional course from any group

No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline

A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course


B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course


C. Creative Expression Designated Course


D. Individual and Society Designated Course


E. Scientific World Designated Course


Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Concentrations (3 Courses, 9 Credits):


Select one (1) of the following concentrations:

Gerontology (3 Courses, 9 Credits):


No Longer Accepting Applicants into the Concentration as of Spring 2022.

Health Education and Promotion (3 Courses, 9 Credits):


Select three (3) from the following courses:

Health Services Administration (3 Courses, 9 Credits):


Electives:


3 to 9 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits

Total Credits: 60


Notes:


An Internal Transfer Credit Articulation Agreement between the Office of Academic Affairs and Division of Workforce Development, Strategic Partnerships and Office of Continuing Education (WD/OCE) is in place for students who completed the Community Health Worker Training Program for HealthPath through WD/OCE and are matriculated in the A.S. Community Health. 

The articulation agreement and corresponding information is included in the following:

Internal Transfer Credit Articulation Agreement - Community Health Worker Training Program for HealthPath  

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