Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate (AHPC)


The Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate provides recognition that a student has completed courses required for admission into academic programs in health fields such as Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D), Doctor of Physical Therapy (PTD), or Physician Assistant (PA).

Students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education to qualify for program entry. To earn the certificate, students must complete a minimum of 14 credit hours from the courses listed. A minimum grade of C is required for all courses. If a student does not meet the prerequisites for a listed course, additional courses may be required.

Course selections must be approved by the student's advisor.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Qualify for admission to graduate-level academic programs in allied health fields or Biology

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Depends on graduate-level field of study

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Depends on field of study

Employment Outlook

Depends on field of study

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Certificate program does not include co-op


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate (AHPC)

Program Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, or Program Advisor consent, is required to enroll in the certificate program.

Semester 1LecLabCredits
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 1  334
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 2  223
Semester 2  
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 3  334
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 4  223
Total Credits:  101014


Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate Electives
Complete at least 14 credits from courses listed below, with a minimum grade of C for all courses. Students must consult with the Program Advisor before registering for courses.
BIO 115Human Genetics3
BIO 131Biology 15
BIO 132Biology 25
BIO 151Anatomy and Physiology 14
BIO 152Anatomy and Physiology 24
BIO 220Microbiology3
BIO 230Pharmacology3
BIO 240Pathophysiology3
BIO 250Cell Biology5
BIO 260Genetics5
BIO 270Ecology5
BIO 275Animal Behavior5
BIO 240Pathophysiology3
CHE 110Fundamentals of Chemistry4
CHE 111Bio-Organic Chemistry4
CHE 121
& CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Lab *
CHE 122
& CHE 132
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Lab *
CHE 201
& CHE 211
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab *
CHE 202
& CHE 212
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Lab *
Other Electives
DT 120Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle3
PSY 225Lifespan Development3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Gregory Klein, MS
(513) 569-5785
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