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  • High School Programs
  • College Programs
  • Dual Enrollment Credit
  • Industry Certification Credit

See the courses that are part of your high school program of study or career academy such as:

8417130 Allied Health Assisting  
8417160 Electrocardiograph Aides
8417280 Health Unit Coordinator
8417210 Nursing Assistant

Many of these courses provide the opportunity to earn industry certifications while in your high school program that can then be used to receive college credit. Visit your high school career specialist/career coach for specific information.            

Clay County School District            

Putnam County School District

St. Johns County School District   



View the SJR State College degrees and certificates in this pathway:
Associate Degrees:
Associate in Arts
Allied Health
      Emergency Medical Services
      Health Information Technology
      Radiologic Technology
      Respiratory Care
      Health Services Management
      Medical Office Administration
Nursing
      RN
      LPN to RN

Bachelor’s Degrees:
Admission requires completion of an Associate Degree.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN Degree
Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management
      - Emergency Management/Public Services Specialization
      - Health Care Administration Specialization

View transfer agreements providing seamless transition to the University of North Florida and Embry-Riddle University
The agreements align the Associate in Arts degree with many of their Bachelor’s programs.
Are you undecided? View the career and program opportunities in this pathway in Career Coach.


When you pass an industry certification exam and/or complete a dual enrollment course, credits will be applied to your St. Johns River State College transcript as outlined below.

Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment program requires you to meet specific eligibility requirements. Visit the Dual Enrollment page and meet with the dual enrollment contact person at your high school to apply for the Dual Enrollment program.

St. Johns River State College recommends that you choose dual enrollment classes from the list below because these courses are required for graduation from the College programs in this pathway. Some dual enrollment courses listed below are available at your high school location and some courses listed are only taught at the College campus. When making your course selections, see your high school program of study and speak with your guidance counselor about high school graduation requirements.  Make sure that any additional dual enrollment courses you select can be applied to your College degree program by speaking with a St. Johns River State College Academic Advisor.

Admissions Note
Nursing and Allied Health programs are limited access, meaning there is an additional application process for admission. The process is heavily weighted on grades in the courses required for admission. Therefore, Dual Enrollment choices need to be selected very carefully.
  
Health Science Pathways (Associate in Arts Degree)

Refer to the ¹Florida common prerequisite manual for the courses required to transfer to a University for a specific major in this pathway:

ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
  General Education Mathematics    3 credits
  General Education Humanities  3 credits
  General Education Social Science 3 credits
  General Education Natural Science         4 credits
                       
¹SJR State Advisors are available to assist students with understanding these requirements. For additional general education courses, view the A.A. Degree curriculum.


Allied Health (Associate in Science Degrees)

Listed are recommended Dual Enrollment courses specifically for an Associate in Science degree in this pathway:

ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
  General Education Mathematics    3 credits
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications           3 credits
PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 credits
BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology         3 credits
BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology Lab              1 credits
                       

Health Services Management (Associate in Science Degree) or
Office Administration – Medical Office (Associate in Science Degree)

Listed are recommended Dual Enrollment courses specifically for an Associate in Science degree in this pathway:

ENC 1101 English Composition I        3 credits
  General Education Math   3 credits
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications  3 credits
  General Education Science 3 credits
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology                   3 credits
                       

Nursing (Associate in Science Degree)

Listed are recommended Dual Enrollment courses specifically for an Associate in Science degree in this pathway:

ENC 1101 English Composition 3 credits
MAC 1105 College Algebra    3 credits
DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development            3 credits
PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 credits
HUN 1201 Human Nutrition         3 credits
BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology         3 credits
BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology Lab                  1 credits
                       


Credit for Earned Industry Certification

Statewide and local articulations allow students to receive college credit for industry certifications. Industry certifications must be current within 3 years of enrollment in the related program. For the credit to be awarded, students need to give a printed copy of the certification to a Workforce Advisor. Call (386) 312-4259 to schedule an appointment.

Program: Emergency Medical Services (0085)

Certification: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  
Credits Awarded: EMS 1119 Emergency Medical Technician                            6 credits
  EMS 1119L Emergency Medical Technician Lab 3 credits
  EMS 1431 EMT Hospital/Field Experience 3 credits
  Total Credits     12
       
Certification: Paramedic Certification  
Credits Awarded: EMS 2010 EMS Anatomy and Physiology                            3 credits
  EMS 2603 Paramedic I                            6 credits
  EMS 2603L Paramedic I Lab                                      2 credits
EMS 2666 Paramedic I Clinical Experience                          4 credits
EMS 2604 Paramedic II                          8 credits
EMS 2604L Paramedic II Lab                                     2 credits
EMS 2667 Paramedic II Clinical Experience                                 4 credits
EMS 2605 Paramedic III                         5 credits
EMS 2605L Paramedic III Lab                                 1 credits
EMS 2659 Field/Clinical Internship                         5 credits
EMS 2920 Paramedic Seminar                                 2 credits
  Total Credits     42



Program: Health Information Technology (0350)

Certification: Certified Medical Transcriptionist  
Credits Awarded: HSC 1531 Medical Terminology                          3 credits



Program: Nursing LPN Bridge to ASN (0208)

Certification: Licensed Practical Nurse  
Credits Awarded: Licensed Practical Nurse                            10 credits



Program: Office Administration – Medical Office (2148)

Certification: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)  
Credits Awarded: HSA 1255 Office Management in Health Science Professions                        3 credits



First Coast Technical College

The Technical College may offer programs in this pathway resulting in industry certifications listed above. Visit the FCTC website for more information.

Health Science Program