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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: LPN to RN Track
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) in Nursing at the Registered Nurse (RN) level. When the graduate successfully passes the examination, the nursing graduate will be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State Board of Nursing. RNs are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities, resorts, cruise ships, nursing homes, the military, and community and public health agencies. There are no electives in the program. The LPN to RN track is designed for Practical Nurses with current licensure. Many graduates continue their studies to attain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) credentials, with some achieving licensure as Nurse Practitioners (NP) upon completion of the MSN.

Required Credential

Practical Nurse Certificate or Licensure at least 30 Credits†

 

Communication (6 credit hours)

**ENG 121 English Composition* †3 Credits/3 Contacts
ENG 122 English Composition* †3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities/Social Science (4 credit hours)

**PSY 101 Psychology* †4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (11 credit hours)

**BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* †4 Credits/6 Contacts
**BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* †4 Credits/6 Contacts

 

Required Courses

NUR 204 Nursing Role Transition 2 Credits/5 Contacts
NUR 211 Medical/Surgical Nursing II 6 Credits/10 Contacts
NUR 218 Family Nursing 6 Credits/9 Contacts
NUR 219 Pharmacology III 2 Credits/2 Contacts
NUR 221 Medical/Surgical Nursing III 5 Credits/8 Contacts
NUR 224 Mental Health Nursing 4 Credits/7 Contacts
NUR 230 Professional Issues in Nursing 2 Credits/2 Contacts
Total: at least 60 Credits
*Course has prerequisite(s).
** Courses typically transferred in from the student’s LPN program. Appropriate substitutions may be approved upon request.
† Some of the 30 credit-hour block corresponding to the Practical Nurse certificate contains program prerequisites listed above

All courses taken at GOCC that apply towards the degree must be completed with a grade of 2.5 or higher.
 

Admission Requirements
All applicants holding a Practical Nurse license must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the NUR 204 Nursing Role Transition course with a grade of 2.5 or higher
  • Submit a completed Nursing program application to the Nursing Division office
  • Submit a copy of the applicant’s current Michigan LPN license to the Nursing Division office
  • Submit a letter from an employer confirming a minimum of 540 hours of employment as an LPN within the past year
  • Submit two (2) references, one from the applicant’s Director of Nursing and one from the applicant’s nurse supervisor, which speak to the applicant’s professionalism and clinical competence

Individuals who do not meet the employment requirements may meet with the Director of Nursing to discuss options.
 

Program Requirements

  • Students may not enroll in NUR courses until they have been accepted into the program by the Director of Nursing.
  • Students accepted into the program must receive a grade of 2.5 or higher in each required course taken at GOCC.
  • Students who receive any final grades below 2.5 in a course will not be allowed to progress until they have made up their deficiencies by repeating the course(s) and earning at least a 2.5 final grade.
  • If a student fails two courses in the nursing curriculum (could be the same course), they are dismissed from the program and shall not be readmitted.
  • Any student who leaves the program for any reason cannot be guaranteed readmission.

 

Scope & Sequence:

Summer 1 Fall 1 Winter 1
NUR 204 NUR 211 ENG 122
NUR 218 NUR 221
NUR 219 NUR 224
NUR 230

 

Tuition is calculated on contact hours.

Current/Updated: 5/14/2020

Employment Information

Outlook

Overall, job opportunities for
registered nurses are expected
to be good, according to the
Department of Labor statistics.
Demand for healthcare services
will increase because of the
aging population, given that
older people typically have
more medical problems than
younger people. Nurses also will
be needed to educate and care
for clients with various chronic
conditions, such as arthritis,
dementia, diabetes, and obesity.

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate client care, educate clients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to clients and their family members.

Duties of registered nurses include:

  • Record clients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Administer clients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for clients’ care or contribute to existing plans
  • Observe clients and record the observations
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach clients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Registered nurses’ duties and titles often depend on where they work and the clients they work with. For example, an oncology nurse may work with cancer clients or a geriatric nurse may work with elderly clients. Some registered nurses combine one or more areas of practice. For example, a pediatric oncology nurse works with children and teens who have cancer.


Nursing at GOCC
GOCC offers both the Certificate of Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing education programs (Laddered programs). Students can enter Level I and Level II nursing programs based upon a competition for available seats.

Students must successfully complete either the Level I program and/or the Level II Associate Degree in Nursing program to become eligible to complete the nationwide NCLEX exam to obtain a state-issues nursing license.

Following licensure, nurses can find employment opportunities in a multitude of nursing specialties ranging from critical nursing care, flight nursing, long-term care nursing, rehabilitation centers, the military and more. Some nurses choose to join travel agencies where they can accept a different geographical location every 13 weeks. Many nurses are being mandated to pursue their bachelor’s in nursing and/or advanced nursing degrees.

Glen Oaks Community College is looking forward to becoming ACEN accredited in the future. Our nursing program is presently fully approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.

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Associate of Arts in Cybersecurity
Course OverviewCourse Guide
The Associate of Arts in Cybersecurity degree is designed for students interested in a career in the area of protecting computer systems and networks. It is designed to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements while providing flexibility in preparing students for transfer to a four-year institution. Students will learn about the vulnerabilities of hardware and software systems, perform network security testing, including countermeasure testing and the risk factor analysis needed to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan. Students will gain skills in providing for business continuity and disaster recovery. They can sit for the following industry certifications: CompTIA Linux+ and Security+; CCENT; CCNA Cyber Ops (SECOPS); and Microsoft Technology Associate. Since transfer requirements vary widely, it is important to consult with an advisor if you plan to transfer to a college or university.

Communications

ENG 121 English Composition* 3 credits/3 contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking* OR 3 credits/3 contacts
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits/3 contacts

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 234 World Mythologies * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 162 Spanish II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 163 Spanish III* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 261 Spanish IV* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
REL 231 Comparative Religion* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 233 New Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics (choose one, Calculus recommended):

MATH 151 College Algebra* OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I & Geometry* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 Credits/6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

 

Social Sciences ((choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Cybersecurity Certificate (30 credit hours)

CIS 102 Cisco I* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 103 Cisco II* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 104 Cisco III* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 151 Ethical Hacking I* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 152 Ethical Hacking II* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 161 Cybersecurity Operations* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 172 Linux Operating Systems* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 245 Introduction to Security* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 270 PC Operating Systems* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 272 Linux OS Administration* 3Credits/3Contacts
Total: 61-65 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite(s)

NOTE: No courses under the 100 level will be accepted toward this degree. A grade of 2.0 or higher is required for any courses in the general education (MTA) areas.
Scope & Sequence:

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
CIS 102 CIS 103 CIS 104 CIS 270
CIS 151 CIS 152 MATH 151 OR 161 CIS 272
CIS 172 CIS 161 MTA Humanities course MTA Natural Science course
ENG 121 CIS 245 MTA Natural Science w/ lab MTA Social Science course
MTA Humanities course COM 150 or ENG 122 MTA Social Science course MTA Humanities course

 

Tuition is calculated on contact hours.

Current/Updated: 05/14/2020

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Associate of Arts in Computer Science
Course OverviewCourse Guide
 

The Associate of Arts in Computer Science degree will provide the foundational requirements to students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. It is designed to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements while providing flexibility in preparing students for transfer. In addition to general education and mathematics, students will receive appropriate preparation in computer programming algorithms, data structures, fundamental syntax of an object-oriented language, data types, control structures, file I/O, classes, objects, methods, and arrays. Since transfer requirements vary widely, it is important to consult with an advisor if you plan to transfer to a college or university.
 

 

Communications (6 credit hours required)

ENG 121 English Composition* 3 credits/3 contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking* OR 3 credits/3 contacts
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits/3 contacts

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 234 World Mythologies * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 162 Spanish II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 163 Spanish III* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 261 Spanish IV* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
REL 231 Comparative Religion* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 233 New Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics (8-12 credit hours):

MATH 151 College Algebra* (IF NEEDED 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I & Geometry* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 201 Statistics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 Credits/6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

 

Social Sciences ((choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Required Courses (14 credit hours)

CIS 121 Computer Science I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
CIS 122 Computer Science II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
CIS 132 Java Programming* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
CIS 221 Data Structures* 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Elective Courses

Minimum of 3 elective credit hours as needed to reach 60 total credits
Total: 60 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite(s)

 

Scope & Sequence:

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
CIS 121 CIS 122 CIS 221 CIS 132
ENG 121 COM 150 or ENG 122 MATH 201 MTA Humanities course
MATH 151 MATH 161 MTA Humanities course MTA Natural Science course
MTA Social Science course MTA Humanities course MTA Natural Science w/ lab MTA Social Science course

 

Current/Updated: 04/08/2020

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Associate of Science in Agricultural Operations
Course OverviewCourse Guide
Students seeking an Associates of Science in Agricultural Operations are prepared to go on to further studies in agriculture. Students will take courses from Glen Oaks and Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT)to earn the AS degree and certificate. It is designed to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements while providing flexibility in preparing students for transfer.Students will study in such fields as soil and water usage, plant nutrients, crop disease and pest management, emerging technologies, and regulations. Students are required to meet with advisors from Glen Oaks and IAT program coordinator on course selection to ensure transferability.

Glen Oaks Required Coursework
Communications (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 234/HUM 234 World Mythologies* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 162 Spanish II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 163 Spanish III* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 261 Spanish IV* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
REL 231 Comparative Religion* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 233 New Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics

MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Natural Science (choose 1 course)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

 

Social Science (choose 1 course)

ANTH 201 Intro Cultural Anthropology 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Required Courses (8 credit hours)

CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Elective Courses

0-3 elective credits as needed to reach 34 total GOCC credit hours
Glen Oaks Courses Total: 34-35 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite(s)

NOTE: No courses under 100 level are accepted toward this degree. All GOCC courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
MSU IAT Requirements

ABM 130 Farm Management I 3 credits
AE 131 Water Resource Protection and Mgmt 3 credits
AE 143 Application of Precision Agriculture Technologies 3 credits
AT 202 Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety Course 3 credits
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3 credits
CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3 credits
CSS 105 Agricultural Industries Seminar 1 credits
CSS 126 Introduction to Weed Management 2 credits
CSS 143 Applied Soil Science 2 credits
ENT 110 Applied Entomology of Economic Plants 3 credits
PLP 105 Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology 2 credits
MSU Elective Credits 6 credits
MSU Courses: 34 credits
Total Credit Hours: 68-69 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

MSU Courses are billed through MSU

GOCC tuition is calculated on contact hours.
MSU administers financial aid for students in this program.

Current/Updated: 04/08/2020

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Associate of Science
Course OverviewCourse Guide
 

The Associate of Science degree is appropriate for those students who plan to pursue further study in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. This degree is also appropriate for those interested in careers in Statistics, Mathematics, Bio-technology, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Secondary Education majors who plan to major in a Science (e.g. Math, Biology, Geology, Chemistry or Physics teachers).

It is required that individuals considering a career in science meet with one of the science faculty to discuss specific courses to meet their academic needs.

 

 

Communications (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 credits

 

Humanities and Fine Arts (choose 2 courses (6 credits) from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 credits
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 credits
ENG 201, 233 or 234 Literature Classes* 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present* 4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture and the Arts* 4 credits
HUM 234 World Mythologies 4 credits
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 credits
PHIL 230 Introduction to Philosophy* 3 credits
REL 231 Comparative Religions* 4 credits
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 credits
REL 233 New Testament* 4 credits

 

Social Science (choose 2 courses (6 credits) from 2 different prefixes)

ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* 4 credits
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877* 4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present* 4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 credits
PSI 110 American Government & Political Science* 4 credits
PSI 111 State and Local Government* 3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 credits
Subtotal Credits for Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences 20 to 22 credits

 

General Science (includes MTA requirements for Mathematics and Natural Sciences)

BIO 110 Form and Function# 3 credits
OR
BIO 125 Environment and Society 4 credits
BIO 121 General Biology I* 4 credits
BIO 122 General Biology II* 4 credits
BIO 101 Human Biology 4 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 credits
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I* 4 credits

 

Plus 6-9 hours of science electives in the following prefixes: BIO, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, PHYS, or Mathematics at MATH 162 Calculus II or higher
 

Subtotal Credits for General Science Degree: 38 to 40 credits
Subtotal Credits for Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences: 20 to 22 credits
Minimum Credits needed: 60 credits
NOTE: No courses below the 100 level will be accepted toward this degree.

NOTE: Anyone beginning the Associate of Science Degree at Glen Oaks in Fall 2016 or later must complete MTA requirements in order to qualify for the degree.

*Course has a prerequisite

#Course required for individuals wanting to transfer to Western Michigan University only

 

Scope & Sequence (General Path)

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ENG 121* COM 150* BIO 101 CHEM 211#
BIO 110 or BIO 125 BIO 121 BIO 122 1 – 200 level SCIENCE Elective#
MATH 104 or MATH 151 or MATH 161 CHEM 134 CHEM 210 1 – additional MATH or Science Elective
CHEM 133* Next highest math (if needed) 2 – Humanities or Social Science Electives 2 – Humanities or Social Science Electives
–Science electives may come from BIO, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL or PHYS prefix
#200 level science course includes capstone project
*Meet MTA requirement of 30 credit hours

Effective: Fall 2016
Current/Updated as: 3/23/2017
 

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Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional InformationNOCTI Test Results
 

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
This program prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of criminal justice to structuring, managing, directing and controlling criminal justice agencies, including police departments, sheriff’s departments, law enforcement divisions and units, and private protective services.

Goals of the program are to provide knowledge and skills necessary for students interested in careers in criminal justice including: Police –State, County and Local Agencies, Criminal Investigator, Corrections Officer, Probation Officer, Parole Officer, Juvenile System, Private Security Officer. Program Level Assessment will include the following:

  • Explore the causes of crime and options for controlling it.
  • Examine fundamental concepts underlying the practice of justice.
  • Document the results of an investigation in an acceptable manner.
  • Analyze the impact of crime on our society.
  • Evaluate situations and determine sound moral, ethical, and legal implications.

 

 

Required Coursework (53 hours)

CRJU 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 credits
CRJU 111 Police Administration 3 credits
CRJU 120 Criminology 3 credits
CRJU 211 Prevention of Crime & Juvenile Delinquency* 3 credits
CRJU 114 Introduction to Corrections 3 credits
CRJU 113 Criminal Investigation 3 credits
CRJU/PHED 145 Physical Fitness for Law Enforcement 2 credits
CRJU 212 Community Relations 3 credits
CRJU 214 Public Service Administration 3 credits
CRJU 216 Probation and Parole 3 credits
CRJU 218 Social Justice 3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 credits
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits

 

Communications (3 required credit hours)

COM 140 Speech* 3 credits
OR
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 credits

 

Mathematics (4 required credit hours)

MATH 117 Finite Math* 4 credits
OR
MATH 201 Intro to Statistics* 4 credits
Total: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
CRJU 110 CRJU 111 CRJU 211 CRJU 216
CRJU 114 CRJU 120 CRJU 212 CRJU 218
ENG 121 CRJU 113 CRJU 214 PSI 111
MATH 117 SOC 120 COM 150 PHIL 210
ENG 122 PSY 101 CRJU/PHED 145

 

Effective: Fall 2014
Current/Updated: 3/18/16

 

 

Employment Information

Program Information

The Associate of Applied Science
in Criminal Justice prepares
individuals to apply theories
and practices of criminal justice
to structuring, managing,
directing and controlling criminal
justice agencies, including
police departments, sheriff’s
departments, law enforcement
divisions and units, and private
protective services.

Criminal Justice encompasses both law enforcement and corrections. Law enforcement careers can be at the local, state and regional levels and include positions such as police officers, sheriff deputies, investigators and detectives who protect people by enforcing the law.

Careers in corrections include positions such as probation and parole officers and private security officers.

Law enforcement duties include responding to emergency and non-emergency calls, patrolling assigned areas, conducting traffic stops, issuing citations, obtaining warrants, detaining and arresting suspects, filling out the proper paperwork and testifying for cases in court.

Persons employed in corrections are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial, monitoring those who have been sentenced to serve time in confinement, or supervising those on parole or probation.

According to the Bureau of Employment Services Occupational Handbook, the median salary for those in law enforcement was $56,980 per year in 2012,
while median pay for those working in corrections jobs was $48,190. Earning a Criminal Justice degree offers you an excellent career outlook and a variety of career options.

The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in criminal justice. Students will explore the causes of crime and options for controlling it, while examining the fundamental concepts underlying the practice of justice. Students will learn how to document the results of an investigation in an acceptable, moral and ethical manner and analyze the impact of crime on our society.


Is this for me?
A career in Criminal Justice can lead to a wide variety of jobs in the public service sector. Those in this profession are able to pay attention to detail, yet they are able to multitask. Communications skills and applying good judgment are critical to this profession. Positions as officers and
detectives also require strength and stamina.

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice provides students with a basic introduction to prepare them for positions in law enforcement at all levels.

 

 

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
Standardized Test Results (2016):
NOCTI Criminal Justice Test Results
Crime Scene Management Use of Force Criminal Law & Procedures Health Issues Police Concepts & Skills
GOCC Students 66.1 87.1 76.7 70.0 73.5
State Avg 56.1 78.8 70.8 67.9 76.5
National Avg 60.4 73.4 71.0 67.0 70.2

 

NOCTI Criminal Justice Test Results
Court System Communication Security: National, International & Private Understanding & Working with Special Populations
GOCC Students 68.6 70.7 78.8 88.6
State Avg 57.1 65.3 70.6 68.6
National Avg 64.5 67.0 72.4 76.5

 

NOCTI Criminal Justice Test Results
Composite Score
GOCC Students 74.8
State Avg 68.8
National Avg 68.8

 

 

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Associate of Visual Arts with Emphasis in Graphic Design
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
The Associate of Arts degree with emphasis in Graphic Design is appropriate for students who want to pursue a career or further study in the fields of Advertising Design, Graphic Design or Digital Design. The degree provides grounding in design fundamentals, the use of design software and hardware, web design, and advertising principles. There is additional emphasis on a broad academic base needed to inform the artistic process and lay the groundwork for further study. The degree prepares the student to transfer to a four-year college, university or art school.

Art Studio Requirements (18 credit hours)

ART 115 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 credits
ART 116 Color for Graphic Design 3 credits
ART 170 Image Manipulation: Photoshop 3 credits
ART 172 Digital Illustration* 3 credits
ART 274 Typography* 3 credits
ART 276 Advertising Design* 3 credits

 

Art Studio Electives (Choose 9 credit hours)

ART 104 Object Drawing 3 credits
ART 107 Two Dimensional Design 3 credits
ART 108 Three Dimensional Design 3 credits
ART 160 Basic Photography 3 credits
ART 210 Life Drawing* 3 credits
ART 231 Sculpture* 3 credits
ART 240 Painting 3 credits
ART 241 Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief 3 credits
ART 242 Watercolor I 3 credits
ART 243 Watercolor II* 3 credits
ART 244 Oil Painting I 3 credits
ART 245 Oil Painting II* 3 credits
ART 246 Printmaking: Silk Screen 3 credits
ART 252 Pastel I 3 credits
ART 253 Pastel II* 3 credits
ART 260 Advanced Photography* 3 credits

 

Capstone Course (2 required credit hours)

ART 290 Portfolio* 2 credits

 

Business (6 required credit hours)

BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 153 Advertising* 3 credits

 

History of Art (Choose 4 credit hours)

ART 220 History of Art I* 4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 credits

 

Communications (9 required credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 credits

 

Humanities (choose 4 credit hours)

HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present* 4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture and the Arts* 4 credits
ENG 201, 233 or 234 4 credits
LNG 161, 162, 163 or 261 4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 credits
PHIL 230 Introduction to Philosophy* 3 credits
REL 231, 232 or 233 4 credits

 

Mathematics (choose 4 credit hours)

MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 105 Fundamentals of Modern Math* 4 credits
MATH 117 Finite Mathematics* 4 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 201 Introduction to Statistics* 3 credits

 

Social Science (choose 8 credit hours from 2 different prefixes)

ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* 4 credits
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present* 4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877* 4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present* 4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 credits
PSI 110 American Government & Political Science* 4 credits
PSI 111 State and Local Government* 3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 credits
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 credits

 

Natural Science (choose 4 credit hours with labs)

BIO 120 Biology* 4 credits
BIO 121 General Biology I* 4 credits
BIO 122 General Biology II* 4 credits
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 credits
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 credits
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 credits
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 credits
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 credits
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 credits
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 credits
PHYS 251 Physics I AND 4 credits
PHYS 252 Physics I Lab 1 credit
PHYS 253 Physics II* AND 4 credits
PHYS 254 Physics II Lab* 1 credit
Total: 65 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ART 104 ART 170 ART 107 ART 276
ART 115 BUS 104 ART 172 ART 290
ART 116 COM 150 ART 220 GEOG 142
ENG 121 ENG 122 ART 274 PSY 101
MATH 151 HUM 101 BUS 153 SOC 120

 

Effective: Fall 2013
Current/Updated as: 10/31/16

Employment Information

Is this for me?
Students interested in graphic
design should have an eye
for design and creativity.
They must be effective
communicators in order to
be able to work with and
understand the intent of many
different clients. They should
have basic computer skills to
ready them for learning the
computer programs required
for this profession.

Graphic designers create many forms of visual communications. These include advertisements in print for newspapers, magazines, invitations, packaging, posters, billboards and corporate logos. Online graphics for use in digital media and social media on the Web have increased rapidly over the past decade.

Graphic designers are the masters of strategically integrating and arranging photos, illustrations, typefonts, shapes, color and texture to promote products, services and businesses to consumers. They may work at a newspapers, advertising agencies, public relations firms, corporations or organizations or they may be self-employed.

Often, graphic designers specialize in areas such as real estate promotion, corporate identity or packaging. Others are more versatile in the range of design work they do.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage of graphic designers was $43,000. The outlook for employment for those in this profession is expected to rise by 13 percent through 2020. Although there is a high level of turnover in the profession, competition for senior graphic designer positions is projected to be strong.

Employers prefer candidates with bachelor degrees in graphic design. Students and professionals in this field showcase their work and creativity through professional portfolios.


Program Information
The Associate of Arts in Visual Arts Degree with emphasis in Graphic Design is appropriate for students who want to pursue a career or further study in the fields of advertising design, graphic design, or digital design. The degree provides grounding in design fundamentals, the use of design software and
hardware, web design and advertising principles. There is additional emphasis on a broad academic base needed to inform the artistic process and lay the groundwork for further study. The degree prepares the student to transfer to a four-year college, university or art school.

Graphic designers need to be familiar with digital design software programs to mix photos, text, color and design elements to create promotional images and messages. It is important for them to keep on top of the latest in changing design trends.
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Associate of General Studies
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
 

The Associate of General Studies degree enables students to combine a broad core of basic courses with a program that can be tailored to their personal, academic, or professional goals. This degree may enhance current employment and/or fulfill the requirements for a specific college or university program. Intended as a flexible degree for students who are not pursing a specified curriculum in the transfer or professional-technical area, the degree may also be appropriate for students who are undecided about future educational or career goals. Many General Studies graduates continue their studies at a college or university in such diverse fields as literature, fine and performing arts, education, religion, human services, philosophy, political and social sciences, and sports.

(Can be completed in online format)

 

 

Communications (4 courses)

COM 110 Interpersonal Communications 3 credits
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Computer Literacy

CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software*  4 credits

 

General Studies

GEN 102 College and Life Strategies for General Education Majors 3 credits
*Must be completed in first or second semester

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 credits
ART 220 History of Art I*  4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II*  4 credits
ENG 201, 233, or 234  4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715*  4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present*  4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture and the Arts*  4 credits
LNG 161, 162, 163, or 261  4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation*  4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics*  4 credits
PHIL 230 Introduction to Philosophy*  3 credits
REL 231, 232, or 233  4 credits

 

Mathematics (1 course)

MATH 117 Finite Mathematics* 4 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 201 Introduction to Statistics* 4 credits

 

Social Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* 4 credits
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present* 4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877* 4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present* 4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 credits
PSI 110 American Government and Political Science* 4 credits
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 credits
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 credits

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab)

BIO 110 Biological Form and Function*  3 credits
BIO 120 Biology*  4 credits
BIO 121 General Biology I*  4 credits
BIO 122 General Biology II*  4 credits
BIO 125 Environment and Society*  3 credits
BIO 201 Ecology*  4 credits
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I*  4 credits
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II*  4 credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology*  4 credits
BIO 220 General Genetics*  3 credits
BIO 230 Microbiology*  4 credits
CHEM 130 Chemistry*  4 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I*  4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II*  4 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography*  4 credits
GEOL 145 Physical Geology*  4 credits
PHYS 144 Astronomy*  4 credits
PHYS 251 Physics I* AND  4 credits
PHYS 252 Physics I Lab*  1 credits
PHYS 253 Physics II* AND  4 credits
PHYS 254 Physics II Lab*  1 credits

 

Elective courses as needed to total a minimum of 60 credit hours

Total: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Effective: Fall 2016
Current as: 3/15/16

 

 

Degree Information

Adult Students

The General Studies degree
offers non-traditional students
an opportunity to meet their
educational goals along with
their busy lifestyles. The
program is designed with
flexibility in mind and may
include day, evening and/or
online classes.

Over the course of the last four
years GOCC graduates have
transferred to 64 different
colleges and universities.

The Associate of General Studies degree allows students to combine a broad core of basic courses with a program tailored to their personal, academic or professional goals. This degree may enhance current employment and/or fulfill the requirements to transfer to a specific college or university program. Intended as a flexible degree for students who are not pursing a specified curriculum in the transfer or professional-technical area, the degree may also be appropriate for students who are undecided about future educational or career goals. Many General Studies graduates continue their studies at a college or university in such diverse fields as literature, fine and performing arts, education, religion, human services, philosophy, political and social sciences and sports.

Transfer agreements between Glen Oaks and other colleges and universities make it possible for students to start their education programs at Glen Oaks and be assured they can earn specialized or advanced degrees at transfer institutions, without loss of time or credit. Students planning to obtain four-year degrees have the advantage of a community college “start.”

The advisors in Student Services will coordinate your transfer plans with the latest information from your target transfer institution. Glen Oaks advisors have access to joint-transfer agreements with various colleges and institutions. The advisors work closely with colleges, receive program information, communicate on a regular basis and attend workshops and seminars at the institutions. It is also wise to discuss these plans with your transfer school.


Current High School Students
To prepare for your first semester of college courses, the college recommends that you complete college preparatory classes provided at many schools. Check with your high school counselor for high school graduation requirements and possible articulation agreements. Courses might include English, mathematics, general science or lab science, basic keyboarding, introduction to computers, history, physical education, foreign language, psychology, sociology and/or geography.

 

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Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional InformationAdmissions Process
The purpose of this degree is to prepare the student for increased job responsibilities, supervisory roles and healthcare office management in physician offices, health care clinics, hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small healthcare businesses.

Allied Health (3 credit hours)

ALH 218 Medical Terminology 3 credits

 

English (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Social Sciences (8 credit hours)

PSY 101 Psychology 4 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development 4 credits

 

Biology (12 credit hours required)

BIO 101- Human Biology* 4 credits
BIO 210- Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
BIO 211-Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits

 

Recommended Specialty Areas: (Choose 8 or 9 credits)

Business (4-6 credit hours required)
ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 109 Payroll Accounting* 2 credits
BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications* 3 credits
BUS 260 Small Business Management* 3 credits
Clinical (6 credit hours required)
ALH 103 Nutrition* 3 credits
ALH 104 Nurse Aide 6 credits
ALH 205 Pharmacology for Health Occupations 3 credits
ALH 222 Disease Conditions 3 credits
ALH 230 Medical Office Lab 4 credits
ALH 235 MA Clinical I 3 credits
ALH 236 MA Clinical II 3 credits
ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics 3 credits
Technology (8 credits required)
CIS 100 Using the Internet 1 credits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software* 4 credits
CIS 214 Present Graphics/Publishing 3 credits
CIS 220 Computer Tech Essentials 3 credits
224 Computer Repair Essentials 3 credits
CIS 227 Concepts of Spreadsheets* 2 credits
CIS 233 Concepts of Word* 2 credits
Total: 30 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree the student must complete one of the following Allied Health Certificates for a minimum of 30 credits:

Coding Specialist – Physician Based
Health Care Worker
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy Technician (Must take additional credit hours to fulfill the 30 credit hour minimum for certificate requirements)
Practical Nursing (LPN)

 

Total Hours Required: 60 credits

 

Effective: Fall 2018

Employment Information

Outlook

According to the U.S. Department
of Labor, employment of healthcare
occupations is projected to grow
19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much
faster than the average for all
occupations, adding about 2.3
million new jobs. Healthcare
occupations will add more jobs than
any other group of occupations.
This growth is expected due to an
aging population and because federal
health insurance reform should
increase the number of individuals
who have access to health insurance.

Health care careers offer job stability, often above average financial reward, and the opportunity to join one of the most exciting and fastest growing fields in the United States. In the coming years, with an aging baby boomer population, there are expected to be more jobs than there are health care professionals to fill them.

Job duties range greatly depending upon the chosen area of specialization. Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice. Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems.

Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $27,040 in May 2015, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy. Those with an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health and one or more occupational (medical-related) certificates can expect to earn between $30,000 to $40,000 and possibly more depending on additional training and responsibilities.


Program Information

This degree prepares the student for increased job responsibilities, supervisory roles and health care office management in physician offices, health care clinics, hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small health care businesses.

Is this for me?

Allied health professionals should possess good communication skills and enjoy working with people. They typically have an interest in science and must be able to utilize computer software programs. Additionally they must be a “hands-on” person with good eye/hand coordination.

To be granted the AASAH the student must obtain one of the following Occupational Certificates (averaging 30 credits):
Health Care Worker
Coding Specialist/Physician-Based
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy Technician
Practical Nurse (LPN)
Guided Pathway

 

  1. Register for admission to the college.
  2. Meet Placement Evaluation in basic Reading, Math and English criteria:
    1. Placement into BUS 111 Contemporary Business and Technical Communications or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
    2. Placement into MATH 100 Introductory Algebra or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
      If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
  3. Declare interest in completing the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health; (by filling out application and returning it to the Director of Allied Health/Medical Assisting).
  4. 4) To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree the student must complete one of the following Allied Health Certificates for a minimum of 30 credits:
    1. Coding Specialist – Physician Based
    2. Health Care Worker
    3. Medical Administrative Specialist
    4. Medical Assistant
    5. Phlebotomy Technician (Must take additional credit hours to fulfill the 30 credit hour minimum for certificate requirements.)
    6. Practical Nursing (LPN)
  5. Declare specialty area of Business or Clinical or Technology and complete 4 – 6 credits from that one area.
  6. Meet with the Director of Allied Health to Interview and plan a Guided Pathway for successful completion of the program.
  7. The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree may be completed, as outlined below, in three semesters beginning in the fall. However, students may start the program in either the fall or the winter semester. A student may choose to take courses over a longer period of time.
  8. Suggested Course Rotation: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than a 2.0)
    SEMESTER ONE:

    1. ALH 218 Medical Terminology (Placement beyond or satisfactory completion of ENG 063 and ENG 073)
    2. BIO 101 Human Biology I (Prerequisite: ALH 218 Medical Terminology or take concurrently)
    3. ENG 121 English Composition I (Prerequisite: Appropriate placement based on assessment (ACT, SAT, or placement) or successful completion of ENG 073 or ENT 074. For special sections which include a lab requirement, a writing sample is required.)
    4. PSY 101 Psychology (Prerequisite: ENG 121 or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121)

     

    SEMESTER TWO:

    1. BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Prerequisite: Successful completion (grade 2.0 or better) of BIO 121 General Biology I or concurrent/completion of BIO 101 (Pre-nursing students should take BIO 101 rather than BIO 121)
    2. ENG 122 English Composition II (Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 121 with a 2.0 or better)
    3. PSY 210 Human Growth & Development (Prerequisite: PSY 101, ENG 121 or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121)
    4. Course from a declared Specialty Area (Business, Clinical, or Technical)

     

    SEMESTER THREE:

    1. BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II (Prerequisite: Successful completion (grade 2.0 or better) of BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I)
    2. 2nd course from your declared Specialty Area (Business, Clinical, or Technical)
    3. Evaluation for 60+ credits and if needed take additional courses from the specialty areas
  9. Apply for graduation certificates and/or degrees in the Student Services Department. May also print the form online.
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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information

The Associates of Applied Science in Nursing degree qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) in Nursing at the Registered Nurse (RN) level. When the graduate successfully passes the examination, the nursing graduate will be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State Board of Nursing. RNs are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities, resorts, cruise ships, nursing homes, the military, and community and public health agencies. There are no electives in the program. Admission to the program is contingent upon completion, at the appropriate level of performance, of prerequisite courses and a pre-entrance examination, as well as appropriate math placement. Many graduates continue their studies to attain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) credentials, with some achieving licensure as Nurse Practitioners (NP) upon completion of the MSN.

Communication (6 credit hours)

**ENG 121 English Composition* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ENG 122 English Composition* 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities/Social Science (4 credit hours)

PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (11 credit hours)

BIO 101 Human Biology 3 Credits/5 Contacts
**BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts

 

Required Courses

**ALH 218 Medical Terminology 3 Credits/3 Contacts
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 8 Credits/13 Contacts
NUR 109 Pharmacology I 1 Credits/1 Contacts
NUR 111 Medical/Surgical Nursing I 7 Credits/14 Contacts
NUR 119 Pharmacology II 2 Credits/2 Contacts
NUR 211 Medical/Surgical Nursing II 6 Credits/10 Contacts
NUR 218 Family Nursing 6 Credits/9 Contacts
NUR 219 Pharmacology III 2 Credits/2 Contacts
NUR 221 Medical/Surgical Nursing III 5 Credits/8 Contacts
NUR 224 Mental Health Nursing 4 Credits/7 Contacts
NUR 230 Professional Issues in Nursing 2 Credits/2 Contacts
Total: 67 Credits
*Course has prerequisite(s).
** Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to program admission.

All courses except BIO 101 must be completed with a grade of 2.5 or higher.
 

Admission Requirements
All applicants, except those holding a Practical Nurse license, must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all prerequisite courses (marked ** above) with a grade of 2.5 or higher
  • Submit a completed Nursing program application to the Nursing Division office
  • Obtain a minimum decision score of 75% on the Kaplan Entrance test

 

Program Requirements

  • Students may not enroll in NUR courses until they have been accepted into the program by the Director of Nursing.
  • Students accepted into the program must receive a grade of 2.5 or higher in each course taken at GOCC.
  • Students who receive any final grades below 2.5 in a course will not be allowed to progress until they have made up their deficiencies by repeating the course(s) and earning at least a 2.5 final grade.
  • If a student fails two courses in the nursing curriculum (could be the same course), they are dismissed from the program and shall not be readmitted.
  • Any student who leaves the program for any reason cannot be guaranteed readmission.

 

Scope & Sequence:

Summer 1 Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ALH 218 BIO 211 PSY 101 NUR 211 ENG 122
BIO 101 NUR 101 NUR 111 NUR 218 NUR 221
BIO 210 NUR 109 NUR 119 NUR 219 NUR 224
ENG 121 NUR 230

 

Tuition is calculated on contact hours.

Current/Updated: 5/14/2020

Employment Information

Outlook

Overall, job opportunities for
registered nurses are expected
to be good, according to the
Department of Labor statistics.
Demand for healthcare services
will increase because of the
aging population, given that
older people typically have
more medical problems than
younger people. Nurses also will
be needed to educate and care
for clients with various chronic
conditions, such as arthritis,
dementia, diabetes, and obesity.

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate client care, educate clients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to clients and their family members.

Duties of registered nurses include:

  • Record clients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Administer clients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for clients’ care or contribute to existing plans
  • Observe clients and record the observations
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach clients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Registered nurses’ duties and titles often depend on where they work and the clients they work with. For example, an oncology nurse may work with cancer clients or a geriatric nurse may work with elderly clients. Some registered nurses combine one or more areas of practice. For example, a pediatric oncology nurse works with children and teens who have cancer.


Nursing at GOCC
GOCC offers both the Certificate of Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing education programs (Laddered programs). Students can enter Level I and Level II nursing programs based upon a competition for available seats.

Students must successfully complete either the Level I program and/or the Level II Associate Degree in Nursing program to become eligible to complete the nationwide NCLEX exam to obtain a state-issues nursing license.

Following licensure, nurses can find employment opportunities in a multitude of nursing specialties ranging from critical nursing care, flight nursing, long-term care nursing, rehabilitation centers, the military and more. Some nurses choose to join travel agencies where they can accept a different geographical location every 13 weeks. Many nurses are being mandated to pursue their bachelor’s in nursing and/or advanced nursing degrees.

Glen Oaks Community College is looking forward to becoming ACEN accredited in the future. Our nursing program is presently fully approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.