The Technical Certificate in Pre-Health Sciences is awarded after the successful completion of a 30 credit hour curriculum. This certificate is designed for students intending to apply to one of the Health Science AAS programs at South Arkansas Community College. This program allows students to earn an award after approximately one year of college education. In order to receive the Technical Certificate in Pre-Health Sciences a grade of “C” or better must be earned in each course listed in the curriculum and a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00.  

Each Health Science AAS program at South Arkansas Community College has unique grade, application, and prerequisite requirements. Obtaining a Pre-Health Sciences Technical Certificate does not indicate or imply pending admission into a Health Science AAS Program. Furthermore, the Pre-Health Sciences Technical Certificate does not indicate that all prerequisites have been completed for application into the various Health Science AAS Programs. Please meet with the Health Science Advisor or a Health Sciences Program Director for specific program application and prerequisite requirements.  Note: All certificate seeking students must meet basic studies score requirements (ACT/SAT/COMPASS/ACCUPLACER). If deficiencies exist, the student must complete the required basic studies course(s).

Certificate of Proficiency

Pre-Health Sciences Technical Certificate


English (6 credit hours)  
ENGL 1113  Composition I
ENGL 1123  Composition I
Technology (3 credit hours)
CSCI 1003  Computers & Information Processing
Mathematics (one course minimum). Note: A student may not test out of completion. Each student must complete one of the following 3-credit-hour courses.  
MATH 1023 College Algebra
MATH 2123 Math for Health Professionals
Science (12 credit hours minimum)  
BIOL 1004/L Fundamentals of Biology/Lab
BIOL 1024/L  Zoology/Lab
BIOL 1034/L General Botany/Lab
BIOL 1114/L Biology for Majors/Lab
BIOL 2064/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab
BIOL 2074/L Human Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab
BIOL 2304/L Kinesiology/Lab
CHEM 1014/L Chemistry I for Health/Lab
CHEM 1024/L Chemistry I for Science Majors/Lab
CHEM 1124/L Chemistry II for Science Majors/Lab
MBIO 1124/L Microbiology /Lab

Social Science (3 credit hours minimum)

PSYC 2003 General Psychology

Elective Course (3 credit hours minimum)