The Associate of Science in Health Sciences provides the students with a solid foundation in the sciences while providing the flexibility needed for them to choose classes based on their future goals.
During their time at Esperanza College students take a series of Biology and Chemistry courses. Students learn about cells, tissues, atoms and molecules to understand larger concepts such as the functioning of the brain or how proteins fold. The program serves as a gateway for students to then continue on to a bachelor’s degree or even an advanced degree in the health field. For example, students may choose to pursue degrees in nursing, radiological science, biomedical science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, medicine and dentistry among others.
Program Student Learning Goals
* Higher level Math may be taken based on Accuplacer placement scores
** Based on advisement for health science specialization.
All science classes include hands-on laboratory work. Our state-of-the-art facilities include a virtual dissection table. The Esperanza College Minorities in Health Science Symposium and our Health Career Series exposes our students to highly successful health professionals and provides the students with networking opportunities. The program includes a summer research experience. Through wonderful collaborations with well renowned organizations in the area, students are also offered enrichment experiences. Students get to visit local hospitals for tours of the different departments and presentations by health professionals. They can become Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle coaches. They visit a cadaver lab where they can apply what they’ve learned in anatomy class. They can work side by side with residents and medical students at a surgery symposium. They can help as mentors in our science summer camps. Through advising with the program director, students will be led to the opportunities that align with their goals.