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Integrated Public Health

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Integrated Public Health degree program is designed to prepare individuals for the broadly defined public health workforce as a generalist. Students study general education and health care principles and skills needed for employment as public health professionals and apply their learning in supervised field work experiences.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3175
Total Credits Required
61-69
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures.
  2. Integrate health research and statistics into health promotion.
  3. Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities.
  4. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals.
  5. Communicate effectively with the health care team, diverse client populations, and their families.
  6. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health.
  7. Incorporate evidence-based health care practices into the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education interventions and public health programs.
  8. Use appropriate technology to deliver health care services to the community.
  9. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice.
  10. Provide information and refer clients based on the identified barriers and needs to appropriate resources and services available to the client.
  11. Describe the role of prevention and community collaborations in promoting healthy communities.
  12. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

Formal application and acceptance into the program.
Arizona Department of Public Safety Level one fingerprint clearance card required.
Able to meet background check drug screening, health and immunization requirements.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health Critical course Gateway course 3
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review MA 3–6
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3
ASB100 Introduction to Global Health G, SB 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH105 Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
HES210 or
HCR230
Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness or Culture And Health C, G 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
COM225 Public Speaking L 3
BIO105 or
BIO160
Environmental Biology or Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SQ or SG 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH115 Introduction to Health Administration and the U.S. Health System 3
COM270 Health Communication 3
MAT206 or
PSY230
Elements of Statistics or Introduction to Statistics CS 3
IPH110 Principles of Health and Behavior Change 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition SG 3
FON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory SG 1
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CIS105 or permission of Department or Instructor CS 0–3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH275 or
IPH280 or
IPH285
Patient Navigator Practicum or Health Education Practicum or Health Administration Practicum "Must be taken in the last semester and have permission of the instructor
Student must have a level one fingerprint clearance and have completed background check"
3
IPH201 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
HTM150 Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design Optional for AGEC-A 0–3
HCR210 Clinical Health Care Ethics HU 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health Critical course Gateway course 3
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review MA 3–6
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH105 Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3
ASB100 Introduction to Global Health G, SB 3
BIO105 or
BIO160
Environmental Biology or Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SQ or SG 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH110 Principles of Health and Behavior Change 3
MAT206 or
PSY230
Elements of Statistics or Introduction to Statistics CS 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM225 Public Speaking L 3
IPH201 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CIS105 or permission of Department or Instructor CS 0–3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM270 Health Communication 3
IPH115 Introduction to Health Administration and the U.S. Health System 3
HES210 or
HCR230
Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness or Culture And Health C, G 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HTM150 Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition SG 3
FON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory SG 1
HCR210 Clinical Health Care Ethics HU 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH275 or
IPH280 or
IPH285
Patient Navigator Practicum or Health Education Practicum or Health Administration Practicum 3
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 0–3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Integrated Public Health (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=137211).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020