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Health Care Assistant Certificate

The Health Care Assistant Program is designed to prepare entry-level applicants and current employees with attitude and behavioral skills, workplace communication, problem solving strategies, and specific technical skills to enter the health science career path. These practitioners provide various services including Unit Clerks, Admissions Processor, Receptionist, Patient Service Representative, Medical Records Clerk, Scheduling Personnel, and Office Tech, just to name a few. A Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) will be awarded upon successful completion of thirty six (32-36) semester hours depending on selection of courses. This will provide you with knowledge of medical terminology, legal and ethical issues, anatomy and physiology, blood and airborne pathogens, first aid, CPR, and many basic skills needed in a healthcare environment. The Health care assistant program can also be used as a core program for progression into more advanced health science diploma and degree programs.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. High School diploma or GED required.
  2. Must be at least 17 years of age.

Curriculum Outline

(32-37 hours)

 

Hrs

SEMN1000 - First Semester Seminar

1

ALHS 1011 - Anatomy and Physiology

5

ALHS 1040 - Introduction to Health Care

3

ALHS 1090 - Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

ENGL 1010 - Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012 - Foundations of Mathematics
or
MATH 1013 - Algebraic Concepts

3

(3)

PSYC 1010 - Basic Psychology

3

XXXX xxxx - Occupational Guided Elective* (8)

General Electices (6)

10-14

*Completion on any Health Science Diploma/Degree may be applied towards the "Occupational Guided Electives"

 

OCCUPATIONAL GUIDED ELECTIVES OPTIONS*

Hrs

ALHS 1060 - Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences

2

EMPL 1000 - Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

MGMT 1100 -Principles of Management

 

3

MAST 1010 - Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office

2

BUSN 1100 - Introduction to Keyboarding

3

BUSN 1440 - Document Production

4

BIOL 2113 - Anatomy & Physiology I
and
BIOL 2113L - Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

3

(1)

BIOL 2114 - Anatomy & Physiology II
and
BIOL 2114L - Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

3

(1)

GENERAL ELECTIVES OPTIONS*

Hrs

ENGL 1012 - Fundamentals of English II

3

EMBEDDED CERTIFICATES: Pre-requisite courses may be required prior to taking the following three certificates.

 

Certified Personal Trainer

Hrs

SFMA 1200 - Nutrition for Sports

3

SFMA 1210 - Certified Personal Training I

4

SFMA 1220 - Certified Personal Training II (SFMA 1210 Prerequisite)

4

SFMA 1240 - Seminar in Sports and Fitness

2

Residential Care Attendant

Hrs

RCAT 1000 - Residential Care Fundamentals
and
RCAT 1030 - Residential Care Procedures

3

(5)

Central Sterile Technician

Hrs

CSSP 1010 - Central Sterile Processing Technician

5

Completion of courses from the following Certificates can be used as "Occupational Guided Electives" to complete the Health Care Assistant Certificate

 

Nurse Aide

Hrs

NAST 1100 - Nurse Aid Fundamentals

6

Phlebotomy Technician

Hrs

PHLT 1030 - Introduction to venipuncture
and
PHLT 1050 Clinical Practice

3

(5)

Medical Coding

Hrs

MAST 1120 - Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office

3

MAST 1510 - Medical Billing and Coding I
and
MAST 1520 - Medical Billing and Coding II

2

(3)

MAST 1530 - Medical Procedural Coding

2

Medical Front Office Assistant

Hrs

BUSN 1440 - Document Production

4

BUSN 2340 - Medical Administrative Procedures

4

MAST 1100 - Medical Insurance Procedures

2

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