Healthcare Assistant

Certificate Program
HA21

Program Description
The healthcare assistant certificate provides students with general education courses that serve as a foundation for further study in a diploma level allied health program or to enter the workforce as entry level health care providers.  (Program Length: 3 Semester Minimum)

Employment Opportunities
A variety of entry level positions are available in a wide range of health care settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation assisted living facilities, and home care agencies.

Gainful Employment


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Courses

 

9

Fundamentals of English I

ENGL 1010

3

Foundations of Mathematics OR

MATH 1012

3

Algebraic Concepts

MATH 1013

(3)

Basic Psychology

PSYC 1010

3

Essential Technical Courses

 

12

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Structure and Function of the Human Body

ALHS 1011

5

Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

ALHS 1090

2

Introduction to Health Care

ALHS 1040

3

(Completion of ONE concentration is required for graduation)

Occupational Courses:

 

8-13

Allied Health Concentration

8HA1

11

Health Care Communication

ALHS 1140

3

Cultural Diversity and Healthcare

ALHS 1180

3

Diet and Nutrition Therapy for Applied Health Sciences

ALHS 1060

2

Elective

XXXX xxxx

3

Medical Unit Secretary Concentration

8MU1

13

Document Production

BUSN 1440

4

Office Procedures

BUSN 1240

3

Word Processing Applications

BUSN 1400

4

Elective

XXXX xxxx

2

Patient Care Assistant Concentration

8P21

10

Diet and Nutrition Therapy for Applied Health Sciences

ALHS 1060

2

Nurse Aide Fundamentals

NAST 1100

6

Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

EMPL 1000

2

Occupational Concentration

 

12

Students may apply 12 hours of coursework from another Health Program curriculum. Some courses may require admission into the respective program.

 

Total Hours

35

Elective(s): EMPL 1000, any ALHS class, BIOL 1000, BUSN 1100, MAST 1120, EMSP 1010

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1010, MATH 1012 or MATH 1013 and PSYC 1010