• Basic Health Care

  • Less than One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

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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

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

    HD100A College Success 1
    HD130HC Introduction to Today’s Careers: Health 2
    MO114 Medical Terminology I or
    Medical Language for Healthcare Settings
    WR115 Introduction to College Writing or
    English Composition
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI100 Survey of Body Systems or BI121 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
    MTH058 Quantitative Reasoning I or
    MTH060 Beginning Algebra I (or higher)

    Psychology of Human Relations or PSY201 General Psychology

    14 -17
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MO136 Health Care Documentation 3
    COMM218 Interpersonal Communication 4
    MO214 Building a Professional Portfolio 1
    Track 1, 2, or 3 7-8
    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 42-47

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