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HSThe Associate of Science in Health Science supports degree work that can be accomplished during the time a student may be waiting for admission to a specific program. Only one health science degree may be earned while enrolled at Casper College. Students will be advised by faculty who are involved in the program of interest and will assist with the selection of additional electives that are required to graduate.

Contact Information:  
Tammy Frankland
Dean of the School of Health Science
(307) 268-2495
  • Marjory Christiansen
    • phone: (307) 268-2252
    • Office: HS 228
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  • Russ Christiansen
    • phone: (307) 268-2693
    • Office: LH 188
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  • Teresa Corkill
    • phone: (307) 268-2238
    • Office: HS 106
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  • Dan Dalen
    • phone: (307) 268-2518
    • Office: TB 163
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  • Lori Fichman
    • phone: (307) 268-2241
    • Office: HS 222
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  • Marilyn Hall
    • phone: (307) 268-2084
    • Office: HS 209
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  • Audrey Hentzen
    • phone: (307) 268-2632
    • Office: LS 111
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  • Cassady Hoff
    • phone: (307) 268-2054
    • Office: LH 113D
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  • Heather Huber
    • phone: (307) 268-2717
    • Office: HS 104
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  • Rick Johnson
    • phone: (307) 268-2718
    • Office: HS 118A
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  • Fred Kuck
    • phone: (307) 268-2239
    • Office: HS 119
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  • Heidi Loucks
    • phone: (307) 268-2234
    • Office: HS 204
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  • Bernardino (Dino) Madsen
    • phone: (307) 268-2522
    • Office: LS 112
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  • Michael (Mike) Moline
    • phone: 2692259
    • Office: TB 161
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  • Douglas Neubert
    • phone: (307) 268-2544
    • Office: HS 113
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  • Kelly Politte
    • phone: (307) 268-2279
    • Office: HS 106
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  • Sheri Roumell
    • phone: (307) 268-3033
    • Office: LH 103A
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  • Angel Sharman
    • phone: (307) 268-2335
    • Office: TB 136B
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  • Jodi Thiel
    • phone: (307) 268-3311
    • Office: LH 104
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  • Nubia Urquijo-Arana
    • phone: (307) 268-2282
    • Office: HS 130
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  • Laurie Weaver
    • phone: (307) 268-2587
    • Office: HS 105
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  • Marla Wonser
    • phone: (307) 268-2867
    • Office: LH 113B
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ANTH 1200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3L,3CR) E][CS][G]:
Using an ethnological approach, (comparative study of culture), this course surveys the basic concepts of cultural anthropology including cross cultural investigations of kinship, marriage, language, religion, politics, economics, and culture change.

ART 1000 General Art: Studio (2L,4LB,3CR)[E][CA]:
General Studio Art is an introductory hands-on studio art class for nonart majors designed to give students practical experience and appreciation for the arts through a variety of media. Four media will be covered in this class: drawing, ceramics, relief printing and other media.

BOTK 1655 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy (2LB,1CR):
This course provides students with proven techniques for improving their precision and performance. The drills are designed to increase keying speeds while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. This class offers the students the opportunity to move their keyboarding efficiency to the next level. Extra laboratory work may be required. Students need to know the keyboard.

CHEM 1005 Basic Chemistry I (3L,3CR)[E]:
Designed primarily for students who have not had high school chemistry or feel that they need a review, this course consists of a study of matter, atomic structure and bonding, the periodic table, chemical symbols, nomenclature and chemical equations, quantitative composition of compounds, calculations from chemical equations. Provides acceptable credit for students enrolled in agriculture, forestry, home economics, nursing, and petroleum technology. Not recommended for engineering, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary medicine or any of the physical science majors. Students needing laboratory credit should enroll concurrently in CHEM 1006. (Taken with CHEM 1006, equivalent to UW CHEM 1000.)

CHEM 1006 Basic Chemistry Laboratory I (3LB,1CR)[E]:
Elementary chemical laboratory practice demonstrating the applications of chemical theory. This laboratory includes experiments on density, changes of state, physical and chemical properties, percent composition of hydrates, elementary qualitative analysis, chemical reactions, and empirical formulas. Not recommended for students who plan to take CHEM 1025 or CHEM 1035. Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHEM 1005 is required. (Taken with CHEM 1005, equivalent to UW CHEM 1000.)

CMAP 1500 Computer Keyboarding (2LB,1CR):
This course will give students hands-on experience with the microcomputer keyboard for application in computer usage. Designed for students with no previous keyboarding instruction. Extra laboratory work may be required. Available for S/U or letter grade.

CMAP 1615 Operating Systems (1L,2LB,2CR):
This course is an introduction to the Windows operating system. The fundamentals of the Windows operating system will be explored. Students will learn to use the help, my computer, and Internet features of Windows. In addition, they will learn how to manage files and organize disks, how to customize the desktop, how to share data between programs, how to perform primary system maintenance, and they will be exposed to the multimedia/Internet functions of Windows. Windows experience is recommended.

CO/M 1030 Interpersonal Communication (3L,3CR)[E]:
Focuses on face-to-face relationships in interpersonal communication settings. Self-concept, perception, language, nonverbal channels, listening, and emotions are presented as factors in dyadic relationships.

COSC 1200 Computer Information Systems (2L,2LB,3CR)[E]:
An introduction to computers and information processing. Computer concepts covered include: the merger of computer and communication technologies, hardware, software, ethics, and security. Students develop basic software skills in: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, Web designing, and integrating software. Keyboarding skills equivalent to 20 wpm is needed to succeed.

HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology (3L,3CR):
An introduction to medical vocabulary and terminology. The use of abbreviations, suffixes, and combining forms are stressed to give the student a working knowledge of medical terms.

HLTK 1220 Human Growth and Development (3L,3CR):
Through study, discussion, and field observation/ participation, the student will study the changing physical, perceptual, cognitive, social, intellectual, and emotional development of human beings during normal growth from prenatal stages through death.

HLTK 1350 The HIV/AIDS Epidemic (2L,2CR):
Designed to provide college students with a basic understanding of HIV infection and AIDS. The epidemiology, prevention, immune system, clinical manifestations and treatments of HIV infection and the associated diseases will be presented. Psychosocial, ethnic, cultural, and rural issues as well as ethical, legal, political, and economic concerns will be discussed.

HLTK 1370 Issues in Women’s Health (2L,2CR):
This is an interactive class with Internet and community research activities and in-class discussion of topics relevant to today’s woman. The focus will be promotion of physical and mental well being. Areas of discussion will include but are not limited to: obesity, eating disorders, environmental toxins, stress, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular health, cancer, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and becoming a wise health-care consumer.

HLTK 1500 Introduction to Health Care and Services (2L,2CR):
Concepts of health care organization, finance, and delivery in the United States. Explores interrelationships among agencies, organizations, and personnel in the delivery of health care. (Fall semester.)

HLTK 1520 Non-Health Care Provider Medical Terminology (1L,1CR):
This course enables nonclinical health care personnel to recognize and understand hundreds of medical terms based on newly gained knowledge of how words are constructed. This course will NOT meet the requirements for any Casper College health science curriculum.

HLTK 1620 Heart Saver First Aid, CPR and AED (.33LB,.33CR):
Provides training in adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), foreign body airway obstruction, and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Also provides training for laypeople in first aid assessments and actions.

HLTK 1975 Spanish for Health Care Workers (3L,3CR):
A course designed for health care workers or students in the health care industry who have little or no background in Spanish. The course presents the student with health care terminology, basic grammar and aspects of Hispanic culture. There is an emphasis on the basic language skills of conversation and comprehension to prepare individuals to work with Spanish-speaking clients in a variety of health care settings.

HLTK 2400 Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAT) and Nursing (3L,3CR):
This elective course introduces the nurse or nursing student to the ever-expanding areas that is Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAT) or Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).  The impact of these therapeutic modalities is explored as well as the implications for nursing practice. This course is informative only. You will not learn to be a practitioner of any of these modalities; you will only be learning about said therapies. This course will encompass many therapeutic modalities: music therapy, aroma therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, herbal remedies, and reflexology. Other information covered will include Reiki, therapeutic touch, and guided imagery. Additional topics will be covered as well. Prerequisite: RN, final semester of nursing program, or permission of the instructor.

MOLB 2210 General Microbiology (3L,3LB,4CR)[E]:
The characteristics of microorganisms will be studied in lecture and laboratory. Lecture will focus on microbiology physiology and classification. Laboratory exercises with emphasize on techniques used to culture, isolate and diagnosis various types of microorganisms.

NRST 1500 Nursing Assistant (2L,4LB,4CR):
Concepts and skills of caring for residents of long-term care facilities to entry-level and experienced nursing assistants. Will enable graduates to become eligible for certification and to function in the field of long-term care. Prerequisite: current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification (original card and copy), current PPD (TB skin test) and instructor's permission.

OCTH 2000 Introduction to Occupational Therapy (2L,2CR):
This course is designed to introduce students to the occupational therapy profession. As the history, scope of practice, objectives and functions of occupational therapy are addressed, students will affirm their academic decision.

PHTK 1500 Introduction to Profession of Pharmacy (1L,1CR):
This course will serve to give a basic knowledge of the profession of pharmacy as it has been practiced in the past, is practiced in the present, and predicts how it may be in the future.

PHYS 1050 Concepts of Physics (3L,3LB,4CR)[E][SP]:
One semester course for those students whose curricula call for an introduction to elementary physical concepts. Prerequisite: MATH 0920.

PSYC 1000 General Psychology (4L,4CR)[E][CS]:
One semester introductory psychology course designed to familiarize the student with the major areas of psychological research. Course orientation is directed toward understanding behavior through an experimental approach. Application of course content to everyday behavior situations is emphasized.

SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology (3L,3CR)[E][CS]:
A survey of the organization of human society and the impact of group membership and interpersonal relationships upon human behavior.

ZOO 2040 Human Anatomy (3L,3CR)[E][SB]:
This course is designed to give students a hands-on experience with the microscopic and macroscopic elements of human anatomy. Topics covered include human anatomical principles ranging from the cellular to the organ system level. This course is intended to provide students with a solid anatomical background, which may be used to assist in learning human physiology. (This course must be combined with ZOO 2041 and ZOO 2110 in order to fulfill an anatomy and physiology requirement. *NOTE: a maximum of 8 credit hours in an Anatomy and Physiology course sequence may be applied toward graduation.) (Cross-listed at UW as KIN 2040.)

ZOO 2041 Human Anatomy Lab (3LB,1CR)[E][SB]:
To be taken concurrent with ZOO 2040 Human Anatomy. (Cross-listed at UW as KIN 2041.)

ZOO 2110 Human Physiology (3L,3LB,4CR):
This course is a scientific inquiry into the physiology of select organ systems in the human body during homeostasis. Physical exertion, environmental effects and pathological change will also be discussed as they pertain to physiological change in organ system function. Physiologic concepts will be related to anatomical organization. (This course must be combined with ZOO 2040 and ZOO 2041 in order to fulfill an anatomy and physiology requirement.*NOTE: a maximum of 8 credit hours in an Anatomy and Physiology course sequence may be applied toward graduation.) (Cross listed with PEPR 2110.)

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Casper College's School of Health Science houses our nine health care and sports related programs. Careers in the these fields are in great demand and with a two-year degree, students have unlimited opportunities anywhere in the country. Salaries are competitive and the work is satisfying.

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