May 24, 2024  
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2022-2023 
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science I CSC

PURPOSE: The Health Science I Career Studies Certificate is a career pathway designed to move students from basic entry-level employment skills to foundational professional skills and occupational specific licensure and credentials as a Certified Nurse Aide or a Phlebotomist. The program can also serve as a pathway to a certificate in Dental Assisting or Practical Nursing or an associate of applied science degree in Emergency Medical Services, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Opticianry, and Respiratory Therapy.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The health science educational and career ladder provides a broad foundation of core skills, knowledge, and abilities for employment as entry-level healthcare workers.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission.

PROGRAM NOTES: Students new to the college must complete GoToOrientation and attend a new student orientation program. Students enrolling in this program are required to meet with an advisor and enroll in SDV 100  or SDV 101  in the first semester.


Courses should be taken in the order listed.

Science Options: Select two (2) options based on your program of study

Personal Wellness: Select two (2) based on your program of study

Electives: Select two (2) based on your program ofstudy

Health Career Work Experience: Select one (1) based on your program of study

Total: 22-28 Credit Hours

1 SDV 100  may be substituted for SDV 101  

2 Program specific meet with advisor

3 Program-specific for Emergency Medical Services or Medical Laboratory Technology or Health Information Management AAS at Lord Fairfax Community College meet with advisor

4 Program-specific for Opticianry meet with advisor

5 Program-specific for Medical Laboratory Technology meet with advisor

6 Program-specific for Health Information Management meet with advisor

7 Must be able to pass background check and drug screen; HCT 101  and HCT 102  must be taken concurrently. Negative TB test required for HCT 102  

8 Program-specific for Pharmacy Technician meet with advisor

9 Transferable to VCU; refer to this link:

10 Program-specific for Central Sterile Services meet with advisor

11 EMS 100  may substitute for HLT 105  

12 HLT 105  may substitute for EMS 100  

13 Meet with advisor to discuss options based on your program ofstudy

14 Prerequisite for Nursing. Meets Dental Assisting Certificate and AAS degree requirements for Emergency Medical Services, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Respiratory Therapy as a social/behavioral science elective option

15 Students interested in Medical Laboratory Technology may take either MTH 155  or MTH 161  

16 Students must contact the program head for permission to register. If required, must be able to pass background check and drug screen

17 Meet with advisor. Students will complete the requirements in 40 hours for three weeks. Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

18 Meet with advisor. Program-specific for Respiratory Therapy