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Health Care Assistant

Program Description: Health Care Assistant is a three (3) semester technical certificate of credit that provides academic foundations at the diploma level in communications, mathematics, and human relations, as well as technical fundamentals. Program graduates are trained in the underlying fundamentals of health care delivery and are well prepared for employment and subsequent upward mobility.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will be able to perform one of the following items dependent on their concentration.
•  Pharmacy: Students will accurately process patient prescriptions using pharmacy management software.
•  Surgical Technology: Students will maintain sterility while opening a sterile package, sterile basin, sterile instrument tray, and a sterile wrapped item.

Length of Program: 3 Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here for Pharmacy Technology TrackClick Here for Surgical Technology Track.

Entrance Dates: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions procedures.  Admission to the specialization courses may be affected by the specialization program’s competitive admissions criteria.  Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Students will be expected to attain an American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, First Aid, Dental, Drug Toxicology, Physical Exam, and a Criminal Background Check prior to attending the Healthcare Science Concentration Courses or before completing the competitive admissions process for other allied health programs of study.

Program Final Exit Point: Health Care Assistant, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 39 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. Basic Skills Courses (9 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
 
2. Occupational Courses (30 hours)
  ALHS 1011  Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
  ALHS 1040  Introduction to Health Care 3
  ALHS 1090  Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  COMP 1000  Introduction to Computers 3
  SURG 1010  Introduction to Surgical Technology 8
  SURG 1020  Principles of Surgical Technology 7
  SURG 1080  Surgical Microbiology 2
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