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Community Public Health A.A. Degree
Semester Hours:  62
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; RDG094
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Community Public Health Associate of Arts degree establishes a foundational understanding of health and disease factors with an introduction to community and public health. The degree prepares graduates for transfer to a state university.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Community Public Health Associate of Arts Degree (62 Credits)
Offered: District-wide

General Education (35-36)

Written Communications (6)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG102 English Composition IV (3)

Oral Communications (3)
Select one Oral Communications AGEC course (3)
COM 263 Intercultural Communications (3) (Recommended)

Arts and Humanities (6-9)
Select one Art AGEC course (3)
Select one Humanities course (3)
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics (3) (Recommended)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6-9)
Select AGEC courses from two different disciplines.
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (Core Requirement)
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology (3) (Recommended)

Physical and Biological Sciences (8)
CHM151 General Chemistry I (4) (Core Requirement)
CHM152 General Chemistry II (4) (Core Requirement)

Mathematics (3-4)
MAT 151 College Algebra (4) or higher

Subject Options (0-6)
Based on your major, review the specific A.A. Degree requirements in the CAC catalog, consult an academic advisor, and see the Transfer Guides at http://aztransfer.com/college/

Special Awareness Requirements (0-9 Credits)
Select AGEC courses to fulfill these requirements.

1. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
(May be fulfilled by PHI105 Introduction to Ethics)

2. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Cultural Awareness (Ethnic/Race/Gender)
(May be fulfilled by COM263 Intercultural Communications)

3. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness

Note: Courses used in other areas, such as Oral Communications, Arts and Humanities, or Social and Behavioral Science, may also be used to satisfy the three Special Awareness Requirements categories. A course may not be used to satisfy more than one Special Awareness Requirements category.

Core Requirements (35)

BIO181 General Biology (4)
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
CHM151 General Chemistry I (4)
CHM152 General Chemistry II (4)
CPH200 Community and Public Health (3)
CPH178 Personal Health and Community Wellness (3)
NTR200 Human Nutrition (3)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)


PSY230 Introduction to Statistics (3)
MAT162 Applied Statistics (3)

Other Requirements (3)
Reading Competency: RDG094

Computer Competency (3):
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) (Recommended)

For transfer into the School of Public Health at the University of Arizona, a grade of B or better is required for ENG102.

Students must earn:
a grade of C or better in each AA Degree required course;

a minimum of 20 credits from CAC which includes the AGEC-A requirements.

This A.A. Degree requires 62 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Define community and public health in terms of science, politics, prevention, controversially, and organizations.
2. (Analysis Level) Recognize and relate the analytical methods of public health including epidemiology principles and methods in the study of disease, injury, and death in the community.
3. (Analysis Level) Identify and examine the use of statistics, probability, risk assessment, and risk perception in control of diseases and health conditions.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze public health issues in racial/ethnic populations with regard to health disparities.
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze U.S. public health issues in all stages of life: maternal, infant, child, adolescent, young adult, adults, and elders.
6. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the social and behavioral factors in health including personal habits, psychosocial factors effect on health behavior, effects on health of tobacco, poor diet and inactivity.
7. (Comprehension Level) Recognize the environmental issues in public health including: air, water, foodborne illness, solid and hazardous waste issues, and natural disasters.
8. (Comprehension Level) Recognize injuries in the community as a public health problem, safety and health in the workplace and mental health concerns in the U.S.
9. (Analysis Level) Analyze medical care and public health issues, including the integration between public health and medical profession.
10. (Synthesize Level) Develop a community health promotion program utilizing the methods of community organizing and building.
11. (Analysis Level) Analyze the concept of wellness and identify and explain the long-term benefits and strategies for maintaining a high-level of wellness for living in today's world.
12. (Comprehension Level) Understand the various stages of health behavior change.
13. (Synthesis Level) Apply principles of physical fitness, nutrition, weight control, stress management, alcohol/drug recovery, and disease prevention to positively modify one's own personal lifestyle.
14. (Synthesis Level) Develop individual positive health behaviors necessary for one to maintain a high-level of personal wellness.
15. (Analysis Level) Analyze the significance of self-responsibility in maximizing positive lifestyle habits and minimizing or eliminating negative lifestyle habits.
16. (Synthesis Level) Develop a sound educational foundation from which to make decisions consistent with one's beliefs and values.
17. (Synthesis Level) Develop a scientifically sound individualized program of exercise which will improve and/or maintain the health-related components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, body composition, muscle strength/endurance, and flexibility.
18. (Synthesis Level) Communicate to the community the necessity of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
19. (Analysis Level) Perform a community health needs assessment (community diagnosis).
20. (Analysis Level) Examine the basic hazards of alcohol/tobacco use as well as the diseases associated with STDs.
21. (Evaluation Level) Critique social marketing effects on community health outreach programs.
Standards for Program
AZ Department of Health Services (ADHS) http://www.azdhs.gov/vitalrcd/index.htm;
AZ Public Health Association (AZPHA) http://www.azpha.org