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Associate of Arts - Health Science (Pre-Accelerated ADN)
(Effective UG21)

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Health Science (Pre-Accelerated ADN) is designed for students who are licensed practical nurses and plan to pursue admission into the Accelerated Associate Degree in Nursing (AADN) program at MACC. Students will remain under the major of Health Science (Pre-AADN) until admittance into the AADN program.

Students seeking admission into the AADN program must complete the required general education coursework listed on the map below with a “C” or above prior to the date of entry into the program.

Visit our Accelerated Associate Degree in Nursing program page for admission criteria and contact information.

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses, and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. To ensure that milestone courses are completed, it is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.

Math Pathways Information


(See admission information below the academic map.)

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
 BIO205***  Human Anatomy 4  BIO205
 LAL101***  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 ***  ^Mathematics 3  Math
 PSY101***  General Psychology 3  
 SPK101****  Public Speaking 3  
  Second Semester (Spring)
 BIO206****  ^Microbiology** 4  
 BIO209***  ^Physiology** 4  
 LAL102****  ^Composition II 3  
 PSY205***  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  
  Third Semester (Fall)
   Elective (BIO101 Biology - Recommended)
   Elective (^MTH160 Elementary Statistics - Recommended) 3  
 ****  History or Government 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts (PHI152 Introduction to Ethics - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   Elective (HSC171 Medical Terminology - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Physical Science (^PHY121 General Chemistry I - Recommended)
 SOC101***  Sociology 3  
  Minimum Required Hours for Degree 60  

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Physiology and Microbiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the AADN program.

***Required courses for admission to the Accelerated ADN program include: BIO205, BIO209, LAL101, MTH140 Precalculus Algebra or higher, PSY101, PSY205, and SOC101.

****The following courses may be taken prior to the start of the AADN program: BIO206, HST105/HST106/PSC105, LAL102, and/or SPK101.

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

A grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all required courses.


Additional Graduation Requirement
Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor's degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.