Exercise Science AS

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This program will examine the effects of exercise and physical activity on people in order to optimize their physical and mental health. Students will focus on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

This degree will prepare students  for a plethora of career options, including clinical testing, personal training, sports management, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, athletic training, and cardiac rehabilitation among many others.

In partnership with Southwest Minnesota State University, students can earn a bachelor's degree in corporate wellness on NHCC's campus. 

 

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2017 - 2018

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:1001
    Course Title:Biology I      Goal Areas:03       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course focuses on the concepts of biological chemistry, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, molecular genetics and heredity reproduction and development. The course is intended for allied health majors and others not requiring a majors-level introductory biology. High school algebra and chemistry are recommended. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab).
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    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:2111
    Course Title:Human Anatomy and Physiology I      Goal Areas:03       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is the first course of a two-course sequence. The course offers students a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body in a classroom and laboratory setting. Topics include anatomical terminology, homeostasis, cell structure and function, histology, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the following organ systems; integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, special senses and endocrine. Utilization of preserved specimens in the laboratory is a required part of the course. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Strongly recommend college level reading abilities, a working knowledge of elementary algebra and a medical terminology course. Prerequisite: Biol 1001 or 1101 with grade of "C" or better. Recommendations for student success in this class include: a prior course in medical terminology, college level reading and basic algebra skills
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    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:1050
    Course Title:Weight Training      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is designed to introduce students to methods of lifting weights for the development of lifelong physical fitness. Students will develop the basic principles of designing and participating in a safe and effective weight training program. This course can be repeated for credit.
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    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:1500
    Course Title:Foundations of Exercise Science      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is an introduction to the study of exercise science. The course includes the presentation of historical information and philosophical foundations of physical education and exercise science field. Students will investigate a major or minor in exercise science, areas of concentration, and related certifications within the field. The purpose of the class is to acquaint students with prospective career paths within the exercise science field and introduce them to professional organizations which provide certification and career enrichment opportunities. Prerequisite: Placement into Engl 1201
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    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:2010
    Course Title:Essentials of Exercise Science      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides an in-depth look into topics such as the acute and chronic physiological and psychological responses to exercise, exercise anatomy, exercise metabolism, and how the nervous, skeletal, muscular and endocrine systems respond during exercise. (3 hours lecture) Prerequisite: Placement into Engl 1201 It is strongly recommended that students in the Personal Training Certificate program take EXSC 2010 and EXSC 2100 at the same time in order to sit for the NASM-CPT exam.
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    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:2390
    Course Title:Current Research Trends in Exercise Science      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed for formulating, designing, and implementing meaningful research into timely and practical educational issues within the exercise science field. The study of a particular topic(s) of special importance, relevance, and currency to those going into the exercise science field will be the main theme. Course content may vary with each offering.
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    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:2490
    Course Title:Kinesiology      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:Course Content includes study of human movement and the muscular system. Skeletal and major muscular systems will be studied in detail in order to better understand how human movement is produced. Students will anatomically analyze movements and be introduced to the concepts of biomechanics. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Prerequisites: BIOL 1120 or BIOL 1001 or EXSC 2010 with a grade of "C" or Better
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    Course Subject: HLTH         Course Number:1070
    Course Title:Nutrition      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental truths of nutrition principles, health promotion and disease prevention throughout life.   Topics include, in part, the study of carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals and their function and role in healthy living.  It will provide introductory nutritional information for career paths in nursing and other similar fields of study.
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    1 course from HLTH1250, EXSC1250
    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:1250
    Course Title:Wellness for Life or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed to investigate the implications of exercise, diet, nutrition, stress, and physical activity in the total health of the individual. EXSC 1250 and HLTH 1250 are the same: credit may not be earned for both. (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
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    Course Subject: HLTH         Course Number:1250
    Course Title:Wellness for Life      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed to investigate the implications of exercise, diet, nutrition, stress, and physical activity in the total health of the individual. EXSC 1250 and HLTH 1250 are the same: credit may not be earned for both. (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
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    Program Electives
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Complete 1 credit of Exercise Science Electives: EXSC1000(1), EXSC1010(2), EXSC1020(1), EXSC1041(1), EXSC1042(1), EXSC1050(1), EXSC1060(2), EXSC1070(1), EXSC1110(1), EXSC1130(1), EXSC1140(1), EXSC1151(1), EXSC1152(1), EXSC1200(1), EXSC1210(1), EXSC1230(1), EXSC1240(1), EXSC1250(3), EXSC1260(1), EXSC1270(1), EXSC1310(1), EXSC1400(1), EXSC1420(1), EXSC1430(1), EXSC1440(1), EXSC1451(1), EXSC1452(1), EXSC1500(3), EXSC1510(2), EXSC1520(3), EXSC1600(1), EXSC1610(1), EXSC1630(1), EXSC1640(1), EXSC1700(3), EXSC1710(3), EXSC1720(2), EXSC1730(1), EXSC1740(1), EXSC1750(1), EXSC1751(1), EXSC1752(1), EXSC1760(1), EXSC1800(1), EXSC1810(1), EXSC1820(1), EXSC1830(1), EXSC1840(1), EXSC1850(1), EXSC1860(1), EXSC1990(1), EXSC2010(3), EXSC2100(3), EXSC2110(3), EXSC2200(2), EXSC2270(3), EXSC2390(3), EXSC2490(4), EXSC2750(3)
     
    General Education Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: CHEM         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Introduction to Chemistry      Goal Areas:03,10       Credits:4

    Course Description:An introduction to the basic concepts of Chemistry along with mathematical application, which include the atomic theory, periodic trends, stoichiometric relationships, kinetic-molecular theory, molecular structure, heat transfer, and chemical properties as related to the gas and liquid and solid phases. Additionally, this course will explore the role that chemistry plays in our personal and professional lives. This course enables students to think critically about current environmental issues in science. The lab portion contains experiments that includes observation, data collection and analysis, and mathematical applications that support the concepts being studied in class. The course is designed for non-science majors or students who have not completed chemistry in high school in order to prepare them to take Chem 1061 or courses in various health programs. Prerequisite: Math 0900 or Math 0980 with a grade of 'C' or better.
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    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Principles of Interpersonal Communication      Goal Areas:01,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This introductory course looks at communication in one-to-one relationships in friendships, families, the workplace, and elsewhere. Students will be challenged to discover and assess their own communication strengths and weaknesses as they define and discuss what it means to be a competent interpersonal communicator. Course content includes both theory and practice (skill development).
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    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1202
    Course Title:College Writing II      Goal Areas:01       Credits:2

    Course Description:This class focuses on the research process, textual analysis of primary and secondary sources, rhetorical strategies for argument and persuasion, and successful integration of sources into a longer academic paper utilizing MLA (or other, as appropriate) documentation format. The class may be disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or topical in content, as noted on the class registration site. Prerequisite: Engl 1200 or 1201 with a grade of C or higher
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    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:2340
    Course Title:Nature in Literature      Goal Areas:06,10       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course surveys literature that examines the relation between human beings and the natural world as that relationship has been variously conceived by British, American, and other writers. The literary works studied may begin with the pastoral poetry of the English Renaissance and focus on literature from the late eighteenth-century, nineteenth century, and contemporary works. The primary consideration of this course is on how a literary idea of nature has been affected and effected by variations in culture, namely, changes in politics, economics, and technology that in diverse cultural and historical contexts have created conflicts between ecological and human interests. Ultimately this study leads to considering how the "green language" created by the writers under study has contributed to an eco-critical ethic that allows examination of current ecological sensibilities and the language that represents them. The course may also engage oriental literature, for many American and British authors have aligned their thinking on nature with eastern religions. Additionally, the content will reference painters, philosophers, and composers whose works contribute a relevant understanding of nature-as they may lead into relevant scientific considerations of nature. Prerequisite: Engl 1200 or Engl 1201
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    Course Subject: MATH         Course Number:1130
    Course Title:Elementary Statistics      Goal Areas:04       Credits:3

    Course Description:This is an introductory course in descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, and inferential statistics. Topics include exploratory data analysis, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, linear regression, basic probability, binomial and normal distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Additional topics may include inferential procedures for two populations, analysis of variance and chi-squared tests. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 0900 or 0902 or 0980 or 1010 or 1031 or 1140 with grade of "C" or better.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1300
    Course Title:Music in World Cultures      Goal Areas:06,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course teaches music primarily from non-Eurocentric cultures which may include but is not limited to Indian, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, African, Native American, and African American. Through their studies of the diversity of world music, students will develop a broader understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
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    Course Subject: PHIL         Course Number:1020
    Course Title:Ethics      Goal Areas:06,09       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course will introduce students to both the methods and issues connected with thinking about morality and ethical systems. Moral skepticism will also be examined. The aim of this class is to allow students to be more aware of their own ethical modes of thinking and the diversity of ways morality enters into human lives.
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    Course Subject: SOC         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Introduction to Sociology      Goal Areas:05,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a study of social and cultural aspects of human behavior. Topics include society and culture, roles and norms, groups and organizations, deviance, inequality, social and cultural change, and research methods.
    Introduction to SociologyView05,07 3
    College Writing I
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Gateway College Writing or      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
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    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1201
    Course Title:College Writing I      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
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    General Psychology or Introduction to Psychology
    Course Subject: PSYC         Course Number:1150
    Course Title:General Psychology or      Goal Areas:05       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides an overview of topics in psychology. Topics may include history of psychology, research methods, physiological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, personality, stress and coping, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social psychology. Students are strongly encouraged to check with an advisor to determine if this is the appropriate course for their degree/program.
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    Course Subject: PSYC         Course Number:1160
    Course Title:Introduction to Psychology      Goal Areas:05       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course provides an in-depth introduction to psychology. Topics may include history of psychology; research methods; physiological psychology; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; memory; cognition; motivation; emotion; personality; stress, health and coping; abnormal behavior, therapy; social psychology; human development; sexuality; and gender. Students are strongly encouraged to check with an advisor to determine if this is the appropriate course for their degree/program.
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    Electives
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Addidional courses, if needed, to reach 30 MnTC credits, and 60 total credits: ACCT1000(4), ACCT1990(1), ACCT2111(4), ACCT2112(4), ACCT2230(3), ACCT2250(2), ACCT2260(2), ACCT2300(4), ADEV1950(3), ADEV1990(1), ANTH1010(3), ANTH1020(3), ANTH1130(3), ANTH1140(3), ANTH1990(1), ARBC1030(3), ARBC1101(4), ARBC1102(4), ARBC1990(3), ARBC2201(4), ART1040(3), ART1100(2), ART1101(3), ART1102(3), ART1160(3), ART1170(3), ART1270(3), ART1301(3), ART1302(3), ART1310(3), ART1320(3), ART1340(3), ART1361(3), ART1362(3), ART1401(3), ART1402(3), ART1701(1), ART1702(1), ART1703(1), ART1704(1), ART1705(1), ART1706(1), ART1707(1), ART1708(1), ART1709(1), ART1710(1), ART1750(1), ART1770(3), ART1810(1), ART1820(2), ART1970(2), ART1980(1), ART1990(3), ART2180(3), ART2190(3), ART2300(2), ART2540(3), ART2550(3), ART2561(3), ART2562(3), ART2590(3), ART2601(3), ART2602(3), ART2611(3), ART2612(3), ART2640(3), ART2642(3), ART2740(1), ART2750(1), ART2781(1), ART2782(1), ART2800(1), ART2810(2), ART2820(1), ART2860(1), ART2870(1), ART2900(1), ART2901(3), ART2902(3), ART2970(1), ASL1101(4), ASL1102(4), ASL1300(3), ASL1400(3), ASL1990(1), ASL2201(4), ASL2202(4), BIOL1000(4), BIOL1001(4), BIOL1030(4), BIOL1040(4), BIOL1100(2), BIOL1101(4), BIOL1102(4), BIOL1120(3), BIOL1130(4), BIOL1140(4), BIOL1160(4), BIOL1200(4), BIOL1230(1), BIOL1231(1), BIOL1300(1), BIOL1350(3), BIOL1360(4), BIOL1600(1), BIOL1610(1), BIOL1650(1), BIOL1990(1), BIOL2020(4), BIOL2030(4), BIOL2100(4), BIOL2111(4), BIOL2112(4), BIOL2360(4), BIOL2610(4), BIT1050(3), BIT1100(2), BIT1150(4), BIT1210(2), BIT1250(4), BIT1300(2), BIT1305(2), BIT1310(2), BIT1410(4), BIT1420(2), BIT1600(2), BIT1700(3), BIT1800(2), BIT1805(2), BIT1810(2), BIT1900(3), BIT2000(3), BIT2020(2), BIT2300(2), BIT2400(2), BIT2500(2), BIT2600(2), BIT2650(2), BUS1100(3), BUS1110(3), BUS1210(3), BUS1220(3), BUS1230(3), BUS1300(3), BUS1310(3), BUS1400(3), BUS1410(3), BUS1420(2), BUS1430(2), BUS1440(3), BUS1450(3), BUS1510(3), BUS1610(4), BUS1620(3), BUS1630(4), BUS1640(4), BUS1700(3), BUS1810(4), BUS1990(1), BUS2000(2), BUS2010(3), BUS2100(4), BUS2200(3), BUS2310(3), BUS2600(3), CC1000(5), CC1001(8), CC1002(2), CC1003(2), CC1004(4), CC1010(3), CC1020(3), CC1030(3), CC1032(4), CC1041(3), CC1062(5), CC1071(3), CC1080(3), CC1100(4), CC1101(4), CC1102(3), CC1103(3), CC1104(3), CC1106(3), CC1110(3), CC1111(3), CC1112(3), CC1115(1), CC1120(3), CC1121(4), CC1125(3), CC1127(3), CC1128(1), CC1130(3), CC1132(3), CC1135(2), CC1140(2), CC1141(4), CC1142(4), CC1150(3), CC1170(3), CC1180(5), CC1200(5), CC1221(3), CC1281(4), CC1300(3), CC1301(4), CC1302(4), CC1310(5), CC1327(6), CC1390(2), CC1400(2), CC1405(3), CC1420(4), CC1460(3), CC1500(3), CC1505(4), CC1600(2), CC1700(3), CC1711(4), CC1712(4), CC1730(3), CC1740(3), CC1750(4), CC1819(5), CC2000(4), CC2020(3), CC2040(4), CC2041(4), CC2050(3), CC2051(3), CC2061(5), CC2080(3), CC2082(3), CC2100(4), CC2110(3), CC2112(3), CC2113(4), CC2125(3), CC2130(3), CC2132(3), CC2134(3), CC2200(3), CC2201(4), CC2210(5), CC2212(3), CC2215(3), CC2224(4), CC2225(3), CC2230(3), CC2231(3), CC2237(3), CC2240(4), CC2241(3), CC2251(4), CC2252(4), CC2299(9), CC2300(4), CC2420(3), CC2500(3), CC2626(3), CC2721(5), CC3001(3), CC3005(4), CC3022(3), CC3412(3), CC3602(2), CC4101(3), CHEM1000(4), CHEM1010(4), CHEM1030(4), CHEM1061(4), CHEM1062(4), CHEM1990(1), CHEM2061(5), CHEM2062(5), CHEM2073(4), CIS1000(3), CIS1101(3), CIS1102(3), CIS1200(3), CIS1210(3), CIS1220(3), CIS1230(3), CIS1240(3), CIS1250(3), CIS1260(3), CIS1300(1), CIS1310(3), CIS1320(2), CIS1400(3), CIS1500(1), CIS1510(1), CIS1520(1), CIS1530(1), CIS1700(3), CIS1990(1), CIS2010(3), CIS2310(3), CMSV1000(4), CMSV1200(3), CMSV1300(3), CMSV1500(5), CMSV1550(4), CMSV1600(5), CMSV1650(4), CMSV1700(5), CMSV1750(4), CMSV1990(1), CMSV2100(3), CMSV2200(4), CMSV2860(2), CMSV2870(3), CMSV2875(4), CMSV2880(4), CMSV2885(4), CMSV2890(3), CMSV2895(3), CMSV2900(3), COMM1010(3), COMM1110(3), COMM1210(3), COMM1310(3), COMM1410(3), COMM1510(3), COMM1610(3), COMM1710(3), COMM1810(3), COMM1910(3), COMM1990(1), CRD1000(3), CRD1010(1), CSCI1000(3), CSCI1020(1), CSCI1025(1), CSCI1030(3), CSCI1035(4), CSCI1040(3), CSCI1050(3), CSCI1120(4), CSCI1130(4), CSCI1150(4), CSCI1180(4), CSCI1990(1), CSCI2001(4), CSCI2002(4), CSCI2010(4), CSCI2011(1), CSCI2020(4), CSCI2030(4), CSCI2050(3), CSCI2060(4), CSCI2100(4), CSCI2400(4), CSCI2500(4), EAP1060(2), EAP1080(2), EAP1230(4), EAP1260(4), EAP1280(4), EAP1990(1), ECON1050(3), ECON1060(3), ECON1070(3), ECON1990(1), EDUC1210(3), EDUC1280(3), EDUC1350(3), EEVS1200(3), ENGL1140(3), ENGL1150(3), ENGL1200(4), ENGL1201(4), ENGL1202(2), ENGL1250(2), ENGL1260(2), ENGL1400(3), ENGL1450(3), ENGL1900(3), ENGL1940(3), ENGL1950(3), ENGL1960(1), ENGL1990(1), ENGL2010(3), ENGL2020(3), ENGL2030(3), ENGL2270(3), ENGL2300(3), ENGL2310(3), ENGL2320(3), ENGL2330(3), ENGL2340(3), ENGL2350(3), ENGL2360(3), ENGL2370(3), ENGL2380(3), ENGL2390(3), ENGL2400(3), ENGL2450(3), ENGL2460(3), ENGL2500(3), ENGL2550(3), ENGL2560(3), ENGL2580(3), ENGL2900(3), ENGL2950(3), ENGL2960(1), ENGR1000(3), ENGR1200(3), ENGR1990(1), ENGR2301(3), ENGR2302(3), ENGR2303(3), ENGR2501(4), ENGR2502(4), ENGR2511(1), ENGR2512(1), ENGX1201(8), ESOL9999(0), EXSC1000(1), EXSC1010(2), EXSC1020(1), EXSC1041(1), EXSC1042(1), EXSC1050(1), EXSC1060(2), EXSC1070(1), EXSC1110(1), EXSC1130(1), EXSC1140(1), EXSC1151(1), EXSC1152(1), EXSC1200(1), EXSC1210(1), EXSC1230(1), EXSC1240(1), EXSC1250(3), EXSC1260(1), EXSC1270(1), EXSC1310(1), EXSC1400(1), EXSC1420(1), EXSC1430(1), EXSC1440(1), EXSC1451(1), EXSC1452(1), EXSC1500(3), EXSC1510(2), EXSC1520(3), EXSC1600(1), EXSC1610(1), EXSC1630(1), EXSC1640(1), EXSC1700(3), EXSC1710(3), EXSC1720(2), EXSC1730(1), EXSC1740(1), EXSC1750(1), EXSC1751(1), EXSC1752(1), EXSC1760(1), EXSC1800(1), EXSC1810(1), EXSC1820(1), EXSC1830(1), EXSC1840(1), EXSC1850(1), EXSC1860(1), EXSC1880(1), EXSC1990(1), EXSC2010(3), EXSC2100(3), EXSC2110(3), EXSC2200(2), EXSC2270(3), EXSC2300(3), EXSC2390(3), EXSC2490(4), EXSC2750(3), FYE1020(2), FYE1990(2), GCST1030(3), GCST1040(3), GCST1100(12), GCST1211(3), GCST1212(3), GCST1213(3), GCST1220(2), GCST1320(3), GCST1990(1), GCST2260(3), GCST2320(3), GEOG1000(2), GEOG1010(3), GEOG1040(3), GEOG1100(3), GEOG1190(3), GEOG1990(3), GEOL1100(4), GEOL1130(4), GEOL1140(4), GEOL1150(4), GEOL1160(4), GEOL1170(2), GEOL1180(2), GEOL1190(2), GEOL1200(3), GEOL1201(1), GEOL1210(2), GEOL1990(1), HCCC1010(0.5), HCCC1020(0.5), HCCC1030(1), HCCC1040(0.5), HCCC1050(0.5), HCCC1060(0.5), HCCC1070(0.5), HIST1010(3), HIST1020(3), HIST1030(3), HIST1110(3), HIST1120(3), HIST1130(3), HIST1140(3), HIST1200(3), HIST1210(3), HIST1270(3), HIST1990(1), HIST2500(3), HIST2600(3), HIST2700(3), HIST2900(3), HLTH1010(3), HLTH1030(3), HLTH1040(3), HLTH1050(3), HLTH1060(3), HLTH1070(3), HLTH1080(3), HLTH1100(3), HLTH1250(3), HLTH1600(3), HLTH1900(3), HLTH1990(1), HLTH2020(3), HLTH2030(3), HLTH2040(3), HLTH2060(3), HLTH2070(3), HLTH2080(3), HONR1000(1), HONR2000(1), HONR2010(1), HONR2020(1), HONR2030(1), HONR2900(1), HSER1100(3), HSER1200(3), HSER1300(3), HSER1400(3), HSER1500(3), HSER1600(2), HSER1700(3), HSER1800(3), HSER1900(3), HSER2100(1), HSER2101(6), HTN1000(1), HTN1001(4), HTN1002(2), HTN2003(3), HTN2100(4), HTN2150(2), HTN2200(1), HTN2300(12), INTD2260(3), MATH1010(3), MATH1031(3), MATH1032(3), MATH1090(4), MATH1130(3), MATH1140(3), MATH1150(3), MATH1170(4), MATH1180(5), MATH1200(3), MATH1210(4), MATH1221(5), MATH1222(5), MATH1990(1), MATH2000(4), MATH2010(3), MATH2220(5), MATH2300(3), MATH2400(3), MLT1000(1), MLT1100(2), MLT1200(1), MLT1250(2), MLT1990(1), MLT2050(4), MLT2080(4), MLT2100(4), MLT2150(3), MLT2310(1), MLT2320(2), MLT2330(1), MLT2340(1), MLT2350(2), MLT2360(2), MLT2380(2), MUSC1130(1), MUSC1150(1), MUSC1160(1), MUSC1170(1), MUSC1180(1), MUSC1190(2), MUSC1200(3), MUSC1220(3), MUSC1241(3), MUSC1242(3), MUSC1251(2), MUSC1252(2), MUSC1300(3), MUSC1350(3), MUSC1501(2), MUSC1502(2), MUSC1510(1), MUSC1600(2), MUSC1610(1), MUSC1801(2), MUSC1802(2), MUSC1810(1), MUSC1830(1), MUSC1850(1), MUSC1860(1), MUSC1870(1), MUSC1990(1), MUSC2010(2), MUSC2170(3), MUSC2180(3), MUSC2241(3), MUSC2242(3), MUSC2251(2), MUSC2252(2), MUSC2970(1), NSCI1000(4), NSCI1010(1), NSCI1020(1), NSCI1030(1), NSCI1050(4), NSCI1060(3), NSCI1061(1), NSCI1070(3), NSCI1071(1), NSCI1100(4), NSCI1110(4), NSCI1120(4), NSCI1140(4), NSCI1170(2), NSCI1180(2), NSCI1190(2), NSCI1200(3), NSCI1201(1), NSCI1210(2), NSCI1990(1), NURS1000(1), NURS1001(4), NURS1990(1), NURS2010(1), NURS2700(9), NURS2720(4), NURS2750(2), NURS2800(7), NURS2820(3), NURS2850(2), NURS2900(7), NURS2920(2), NURS2950(3), PHIL1010(3), PHIL1020(3), PHIL1030(3), PHIL1040(3), PHIL1050(3), PHIL1060(3), PHIL1070(3), PHIL1110(3), PHIL1200(3), PHIL1210(3), PHIL1220(3), PHIL1990(1), PHYS1000(4), PHYS1030(4), PHYS1050(4), PHYS1060(3), PHYS1061(1), PHYS1070(3), PHYS1071(1), PHYS1120(4), PHYS1140(3), PHYS1201(5), PHYS1202(5), PHYS1220(2), PHYS1601(5), PHYS1602(5), PHYS1990(1), PLA1010(2), PLA1020(1), PLA1025(0), PLEG1111(3), PLEG1210(2), PLEG1330(3), PLEG1411(3), PLEG1412(3), PLEG1430(1), PLEG1510(2), PLEG1990(3), PLEG2211(3), PLEG2212(3), PLEG2310(3), PLEG2430(3), PLEG2510(3), PLEG2620(3), PLEG2710(3), PLEG2810(1), PLEG2930(3), POLS1100(3), POLS1140(3), POLS1600(3), POLS1700(3), POLS1990(1), POLS2130(3), PSYC1150(3), PSYC1160(4), PSYC1165(3), PSYC1170(3), PSYC1210(3), PSYC1220(3), PSYC1250(4), PSYC1990(1), PSYC2000(4), PSYC2110(3), PSYC2320(3), PSYC2330(3), PSYC2340(3), PSYC2350(3), PUBW1010(4), PUBW1020(4), PUBW1030(4), PUBW1040(4), PUBW1050(4), PUBW1060(4), SOC1110(3), SOC1130(3), SOC1210(3), SOC1710(3), SOC1720(3), SOC1730(3), SOC1750(3), SOC1990(1), SOC2110(3), SOC2210(3), SOC2220(3), SOC2730(3), SOC2740(3), SOC2800(2), SPAN1030(3), SPAN1050(3), SPAN1101(5), SPAN1102(5), SPAN1390(1), SPAN1990(1), SPAN2201(5), SPAN2202(5), TFT1110(1), TFT1200(3), TFT1210(3), TFT1250(3), TFT1260(3), TFT1270(3), TFT1280(3), TFT1290(3), TFT1310(3), TFT1320(3), TFT1350(3), TFT1450(3), TFT1500(3), TFT1510(3), TFT1520(3), TFT1531(3), TFT1532(3), TFT1540(3), TFT1600(1), TFT1610(1), TFT1710(3), TFT1990(1), TFT2010(3), TFT2110(3), TFT2150(3), TFT2500(3), TFT2550(3), TFT2950(1)
     
    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    15 Credits must be earned at NHCC
     
                                   Total Credit Required60

  • Career Opportunities

    Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

  • Transfer Information

    If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is intended for students whose primary goal is to complete the credentials for a specific career and/or prepare for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at a college or university with whom North Hennepin Community College has an articulation agreement. The A.S. degree provides a balance of general education courses and the required scientific, professional or technical courses in the degree program.

    A student shall:

    • Earn a minimum of 60 semester credits as required in the program, with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in courses taken at North Hennepin Community College. Specific programs may have additional requirements or a higher minimum grade point average.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 semester credits at North Hennepin Community College. A student must complete at least 50% of career specific courses at North Hennepin Community College.
    • Earn 30 credits in at least 6 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas.
    • Earn 30 professional/technical credits.
    • Have four years to complete the graduation requirements as published in the catalog in effect at the time of their initial enrollment. Students taking more than four years to complete their graduation requirements may follow any catalog published during the four-year period preceding their graduation.

    Completion of an A.S. degree fulfills the Goal Area 2 requirement of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).


    Developmental Courses

    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information

    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
    Higher Learning Commission
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60602-2504
    1-800-621-7440

Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building
763-424-0724
admission@nhcc.edu