The Health Science program is the starting point for students looking to pursue an educational and career pathway in a health career field.  Whether you are looking to take some courses prior to entering our Nursing program or thinking about program options at another two-year or four-institution, our expert faculty will thoroughly prepare you for success.

The Health Science Associate in Science Degree is designed for the student who is interested in establishing the groundwork for a health career, and/or planning to transfer to a 4 year college. This program will provide students who wish to enroll in a Nursing program with a solid foundation in the health sciences including required mathematics, science, and liberal arts courses. Successful completion of this degree is not a guarantee of admission into a selective health program.

Program available in Berlin, Littleton, North Conway.

First Year

Fall Semester Lec Lab Cr
ENGL120W College Composition 4 0 4
OTM117W Medical Terminology 3 0 3
HUMA212W Legal and Ethical Issues 3 0 3
Lab Science** 3 2 4
Semester Totals 13 2 14
Spring Semester Lec Lab Cr
PSYC111W Psychology 3 0 3
PSYC112W Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
English 3 0 3
Lab Science** 3 2 4
Mathematics 4 0 4
Semester Totals 16 2 17
Total Credits for the Year 31

Second Year

Fall Semester Lec Lab Cr
HSV111W Introduction to Human Services 3 0 3
Electives 6 0 6
Lab Science** 3 2 4
Liberal Arts 3 0 3
Semester Totals 15 2 16
Spring Semester Lec Lab Cr
CHEM112W Nutrition 3 0 3
MEDA211W Pharmacology 3 0 3
Lab Science** 3 2 4
Liberal Arts 3 0 3
Semester Totals 12 2 13
Total Credits for the Year 29
Total for A.S. Degree 60
**The following courses qualify for Lab Sciences:  BIOL111W General Biology, BIOL114W Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL115W Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BIOL120W Human Biology, BIOL211W Microbiology, CHEM111W Chemistry NOTE: The Health Science Program requires a grade of C+ in BIOL114W, BIOL115W and BIOL211W (these courses must be completed within the past 5 years).  Students must meet prerequisites for all courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Achieve the prerequisite and basic course knowledge to design and implement a schedule to meet the requirements of a variety of health career educational programs at WMCC or for transfer.
  • Develop an appreciation for the importance of skills in accurate observation, logical reasoning, precise expression and an objective attitude in scientific endeavors.
  • Outline the complementary natures of mathematics and natural sciences.
  • Develop techniques and specific skills in problem-solving appropriate to healthcare situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Apply information literacy.
  • Interpret and discuss ethical issues in the healthcare fields.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge in the social and natural sciences.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for art and culture.

60 Credits Required


of students qualify for financial aid