KCTCS Degree Pathways

The links on this page are the advising plans for each of the Public and Community Health degree tracks. It is recommended to reach out to the program director to receive dual advising if you are interested in one of the Public and Community Health degree tracks. The courses in parentheses are the course equivalency through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). 
 
These degree pathways are specific for those working toward an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree through KCTCS. If you are working toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, please work with the program director on an individualized transfer degree plan.

HCA Degree Pathway:

 The below tabs and file contain the degree pathway into the Public and Community Health degree, Healthcare Administration track. The courses in parentheses are the course equivalency through KCTCS. 
 
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First Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENG 105 (ENG 101 & 102) 4 COM 161 (COM 181) 3
BIO 101 (BIO 112 & 113) 4 MAT 140 (MAT 150) or higher 4
HEA 100T 1 Global Awareness 3
HEA 191 (KHP 230) 3 HEA 201 (AHS 140) 3
PSY 180 (PSY 110) 3 HUM 211 (HUM 120) 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BUS 215 (ENG 203) or COM 380 3 University Studies Quant Courses 3-5
CSC 101 (CIT 120) or 199 (CIT 105) 3 HEA 301 3
HEA 260 (PHI 110) or PHI 202 (PHI 130) 3 HEA 302 3
University Studies Course 3 HEA 303 3
Elective 3 CIV 201 or 202 (HIS 101 or 102) 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15-17

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HEA 310, PSY 300 (STA 210), or STA 135 (STA 220) 3-4 HIA 301 (MIT 104) 3
HCA 405 3 HEA 311 3
HEA 356 3 HEA 411 3
NLS 351 3 HCA 410 3
Elective 3 HCA 415 3
TOTAL  15-16 TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HIA 401 3 HEA 499 6
EXS 400, NTN 303, PSY 301, or SWK 303 3 HCA 395 (AHS 203) or COM 340 (COM 254) 3
HEA 475 3 HCA 450 3
HEA 490 1 Elective 3
Elective 3    
Elective 1    
TOTAL 14 TOTAL 15

HCA Degree Pathway PDF

HEA Degree Pathway:

The below tabs and file contain the degree pathway into the Public and Community Health degree, Health Education and Promotion track. The courses in parentheses are the course equivalency through KCTCS. 

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First Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENG 105(ENG 101 & 102) 4 COM 161 (COM 181) 3
BIO 101 (BIO 112 & 113) or higher 4 MAT 140 (MAT 150) or higher 4
HEA 100T 1 Global Awareness 3
HEA 191 (KHP 230) 3 HEA 201 (AHS 140) 3
PSY 180 (PSY 110) 3 HUM 211 (HUM 120) 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CSC 101 (CIT 120) or 199 (CIT 105) 3 University Studies Quant Course 3-5
HEA 260 (PHI 110) or PHI 202 (PHI 130) 3 HEA 301 3
NTN 230 (NFS 101) 3 HEA 302 3
HEA 350 3 HEA 303 3
University Studies 3 CIV 201 or 202 (HIS 101 or 102) 3
TOTAL  15 TOTAL 15-17

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HEA 310, PSY 300 (STA 210), or STA 135 (STA 220) 3-4 HIA 301 (MIT 104) 3
HEA 304 3 HEA 311 3
HEA 356 3 HEA 411 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
TOTAL 15-16 TOTAL  15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HIA 401 3 HEA 499 6
EXS 400, NTN 303, PSY 301, or SWK 303 3 HEA 460 3
HEA 470 3 HCA 450 3
HEA 475 3 Elective 3
HEA 490 1    
Elective 1    
TOTAL 14 TOTAL 15

HEA Degree Pathway PDF

HIA Degree Pathway:

The below tabs and file contain the degree pathway into the Public and Community Health degree, Health Informatics Administration track. The courses in parentheses are the course equivalency through KCTCS. 

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First Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENG 105 (ENG 101 & 102) 4 COM 161 (COM 181) 3
BIO 101 (BIO 112 & 113) or higher 4 MAT 140 (MAT 150) or higher 4
HEA 100T 1 Global Awareness 3
HEA 191 (KHP 230) 3 HEA 201 (AHS 140) 3
CSC 101 (CIT 120) 3 HUM 211 (HUM 120) 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIO 120 (AHS 115 or CLA 131) 1 University Studies Quant Course 3-5
CSC 145, 232 (CIT 148), or 235 3 HEA 301 3
HEA 310 or STA 135 (STA 220) or PSY 300 (STA 210) 4 HEA 303 3
PSY 180 (PSY 110) 3 HIA 301 (MIT 140) 3
    BIO 220 (AHS 115 or CLA 131) 1
TOTAL  14 TOTAL 16-18

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HCA 405 3 HEA 311 3
TSM 351 3 HEA 411 3
CIV 201 or 202 (HIS 101 or 102) 3 HIA 402 (MIT 205) 3
HIA 303 (MIT 204) 3 HCA 410 3
University Studies 3 HCA 415 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
EXS 400, NTN 303, PSY 301, or SWK 303 3 HEA 499 6
CIS 317 3 HIA 410 3
HCA 450 3 HIA 302 3
HIA 401 3 Elective 3
HEA 490 1    
Elective 1    
TOTAL 14 TOTAL 15

HIA Degree Pathway PDF

KCTCS MIT Degree Pathway:

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First Year @ KCTCS

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
MIT 103 -  Medical Office Terminology (or AHS 115 or CLA 131) 3 ACC 201 - Financial Accounting I (or ACT 101) 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3 BIO 135 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 4
OST 110 - Document Formatting and Word Processing 3 MIT 104 - Medical Insurance 3
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (or OST 105) 3 MIT 217 - Medical Office Procedures 3
PSY 110 - General Psychology 3 PHI 110 - Medical Ethics (or PHI 130) 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL  16

Second Year @ KCTCS

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CIT 130 - Productivity Software (or OST 240) 3 MIT 295 - Medical Information Technology Capstone 3
MIT 204 - Medical Coding 3 MIT 205 - Advanced Medical Coding 3
MIT 224 - Medical Practice Management 3 MIT 228 - Electronic Medical Records 3
MAT 150 - College Algebra 3 COM 181 - Oral Communications 3
MIT 230 - Medical Information Management 3 OST 210 - Advanced Word Processing Applications 3
OST 235 - Business Communications Technology 3    
TOTAL 18 TOTAL 15

Third Year @ Murray State

Fall Semester Credits Summer Semester @ KCTCS Credits  Spring Semester Credits
HEA 191 - Personal Health 3 ENG 102 - Writing II 3 HEA 301 - Chronic and Communicable Diseases 3
HEA 201 - Introduction to Public and Community Health 3 Murray State Global Awareness requirement (check with advisor) 3 HEA 302 - Consumer Health 3
HEA 310 - Biostatistics 3     HEA 303 - Health Behavior 3
HCA 395 - Cultural Diversity for Health Care Organizations 3     HEA 311 - Epidemiology 3
HCA 450 - Human Resource Management in Health Care 3     HCA 410/HIA 310 - Healthcare Planning 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 6 TOTAL 12

Fourth Year @ Murray State

Fall Semester Credits Summer Semester @ KCTCS Credits Fall Semester Credits
HEA 356 - Health Promotion Programming 3 Heritage 3 HEA 448 - Health Policy 3
HEA 490 - Senior Seminar 1 Social/Behavioral Science 3 HEA 475 - Health Assessment and Evaluation 3
HCA/HIA 415 - Financial Aspects of Health Service Organizations 3     HEA 499 - Professional Experience in Public and Community Health 3
HIA 401 - Healthcare Quality Management 3     NLS 351 - Leadership, Governance, and Board Development 3
SWK 303 - Principles and Methods of Research 3        
TOTAL  13 TOTAL 6 TOTAL 12

 KCTCS MIT Degree Pathway.