Associate in Applied Science in Nursing

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
BIO156 or
BIO181
Introductory Biology for Allied Health or General Biology (Majors) I Or one year of high school biology 0–4
CHM130 and
CHM130LL
Fundamental Chemistry and Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory CHM130 and CHM130LL or one year of high school chemistry 0–4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I SG 4
MAT14+ College Mathematics Or satisfactory completion of a higher level Mathematics course. MA 3–6
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
NUR152 Nursing Theory and Science I 9
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II SG 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3
NUR172 Nursing Theory and Science II 9
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent by assessment 0–3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
NUR252 Nursing Theory and Science III 9
BIO205 Microbiology SG 4

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
NUR283 Nursing Theory and Science IV 9

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