Healthcare Assistant

Certificate Program
HA21

Program Description
The healthcare assistant certificate provides students with general core 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.


ALLIED HEALTH CONCENTRATION – AHA1

1st SEMESTER
11 Hours

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I

MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics or MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology

2nd SEMESTER
10 Hours

ALHS 1090 Med Term/Allied Health Sciences

ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care

ALHS 1011 Structure & Function of the Human Body


3rd SEMESTER
10 Hours

ALHS 1180 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare

ALHS 1140 Healthcare Communication

ALHS 1060 Diet and Nutrition Therapy

General Elective


32 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


MEDICAL UNIT SECRETARY CONCENTRATION – MDU1

1st SEMESTER
11 Hours

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I

MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics

PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

2nd SEMESTER
14 Hours

ALHS 1011 Structure & Function of the Human Body

ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care

ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences

BUSN 1440 Document Production


3rd SEMESTER
9 Hours

BUSN 1240 Office Procedures

BUSN 1400 Word Processing

Elective


34 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


PATIENT CARE ASSISTING CONCENTRATION – PCA1

1st SEMESTER
11 Hours

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I

MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology

2nd SEMESTER
10 Hours

ALHS 1090 Med Term/Allied Health Sciences

ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care

ALHS 1011 Structure & Function of the Human Body


3rd SEMESTER
10 Hours

ALHS 1060 Diet & Nutrition for Health Sciences

NAST 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals

EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Prof Dev


31 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


OCCUPATIONAL CONCENTRATION – 12

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

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

Gainful Employment