• Basic Health Care


  • Less than One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

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    Health care workers are in great demand. The Basic Health Care certificate will give the student an opportunity to enter the work force with the basic skills and knowledge they need to be successful in an entry-level health care position.

    It is essential that the student pursuing a career in healthcare have good people skills. Collaboration and communication are key to a successful position in healthcare as well as patience and stability. Also important for a health care professional is a general understanding of math and science, these are the basis on which health care interventions are founded. Therefore the courses selected for the Basic Health Care certificate focus on the essential elements needed for an entry-level job in health care as well as provide them with basic courses needed to take more advanced courses in the future.

    The first two terms provides the student with foundational courses that will enhance the student’s interpersonal skills and provide them with the general knowledge in math, science, writing and human relations needed to be successful in the healthcare field. The student can also build on these foundational courses to move forward with their education should they wish to advance their health care career. In the third term, the student will focus on work-ready skills, selecting from one of three healthcare specialty tracks which will make them eligible to apply for work in the selected healthcare setting. The tracks prepare the student to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant, a Sterile Processing Technician or in a Medical Intake position.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Introduce the student to opportunities in health care
    • Provide basic courses that will enhance the student’s ability to function effectively in the health care setting
    • To provide the student with the knowledge and technical skills needed to work effectively and safely in their chosen health care track
    • To provide foundational courses that can be used as prerequisites for higher level degrees or programs
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA131

    Computer Concepts I or CIS120 Computer Concepts I and CIS120L Computer Concepts I Lab

    4
    HD100A College Success 1
    HD130HC Introduction to Today’s Careers: Health 2
    MO114 Medical Terminology I or AH110 Medical Language for Healthcare Settings 2-3
    WR115 Introduction to College Writing or WR121 English Composition 4
    13-14
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI100 Survey of Body Systems or BI121 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
    MO136 Healthcare Documentation 3
    PSY101

    Psychology of Human Relations or PSY201 General Psychology

    3-4
    MTH060 Beginning Algebra I (or higher) 4
    14 -15
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
    MO212 Diversity and Health Care 3
    MO214 Building a Professional Portfolio 1
    Track 1, 2, or 3 7-8
    14-15
    Track 1 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): Credits
    NAX10 Basic Training: Nursing Assistants2 8
    Track 2 Medical Intake: Credits
    MO110 Powerful Strategies for the Office Team 4
    MO115 Medical Terminology II 3
    Track 3 Sterile Processing Technician: Credits
    AHX20 Sterile Processing Technician 7
    Total Credits 41-44

    1 Students selecting the Medical intake track must take MO114
    2 A lab fee is associated with this class.