Health Care Assistant Certificate HA21

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, but not limited to, Unit Clerks, Admissions Processor, Receptionist, Patient Service Representative, Medical Records Clerk, Scheduling Personnel, and Office Tech. 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.

Curriculum Outline

All pre-requisite courses and occupational courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses

SEMN 1000First Semester Seminar

0

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body

5

ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care

3

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

or

MATH 1013Algebraic Concepts

3

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

XXXX xxxxOccupational Guided Elective*

8

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

Occupational Guided Electives Options

ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences

2

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev

2

MGMT 1100Principles of Management

3

MAST 1010Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office

2

BUSN 1100Introduction to Keyboarding

3

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

and

BIOL 2113LAnatomy & Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

and

BIOL 2114LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II

1

General Electives Options

ENGL 1012Fundamentals of English II

3

Embedded Certificates

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

Certified Personal Trainer

SFMA 1200Nutrition for Sports

3

SFMA 1210Certified Personal Training I

4

SFMA 1220Certified Personal Training II

4

SFMA 1240Seminar in Sports and Fitness

2

Residential Care Attendant

RCAT 1000Residential Care Fundamentals

3

and

RCAT 1030Residential Care Procedures

5

Central Sterile Technician

CSSP 1010Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician

5

Certificates

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

Nurse Aide

NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals

6

Phlebotomy Technician

PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture

3

and

PHLT 1050Clinical Practice

5

Medical Coding

MAST 1120Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office

3

MAST 1510Medical Billing and Coding I

2

and

MAST 1520Medical Billing and Coding II

3

MAST 1530Medical Procedural Coding

2

Medical Front Office Assistant

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

BUSN 2340Med Admin Procedures

4

MAST 1100Medical Insurance Management

2

Total Credit Hours: 30