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Health Care Foundations (CTHCF)

Certificate

Description

This program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. The certificate fulfills major pre-admission requirements for Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Surgical Technology and general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree. It provides students applying for a "high demand" healthcare associate's degree program with a certificate for the completion of most general education and/or pre-admission course requirements of the intended program. Students who plan to enter healthcare programs are encouraged to contact a counselor and enroll in the Healthcare Exploration course.

Contact Information

Division
Health Sciences
Department
Health Science
Advisors
Susan Travis

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)

Select a concentration for requirements and total credits required for program.

Program Concentrations
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function * 5
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102 or Interpersonal Communication
COM 200 Family Communication 3
ENG 111 or Composition I
ENG 226 Composition II 3
HSC 100 or Basic Nursing Assistant Skills
Current or expired Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification 0
HSC 101 is strongly recommended but not required 0
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics
MTH 167 (prior to May 2017) or any Math Level 4 or higher course 3
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 206 Life Span Developmental Psychology 4
BIO 147 or Hospital Microbiology
BIO 237 Microbiology 1
BIO 212 Pathophysiology: Alterations in Structure and Function 4
HSC 103 Healthcare Exploration 1
Total 28
Total Credits Required
28
Program Concentrations
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 101 Concepts of Biology * 4
ENG 111 Composition I 4
HSC 101 or Healthcare Terminology
HSC 124 Medical Terminology 1
MTH 167, MTH 169, MTH 160, or any Math Level 4 or higher course 3
HSC 103 Healthcare Exploration 1
BOS 184 Spreadsheet Software Applications I 3
COM 102 Interpersonal Communication 3
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 25
Total Credits Required
25
Program Concentrations
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function * 5
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 111 or Composition I
ENG 226 Composition II 3
HSC 101 or Healthcare Terminology
HSC 124 Medical Terminology 1
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
HSC 147 Growth and Development 3
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
HSC 103 Healthcare Exploration 1
Total 27
Total Credits Required
27
Program Concentrations
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 109 or Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function * 4
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 111 or Composition I
ENG 226 Composition II 3
HSC 101 or Healthcare Terminology
HSC 124 Medical Terminology 1
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
MTH 125 or Everyday College Math
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics
Any Math Level 4 or higher course 4
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
RAD 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 2
PSY 100 or Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology 3
Total 24
Total Credits Required
24
Program Concentrations
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function * 5
BIO 237 Microbiology 4
ENG 111 or Composition I
ENG 226 Composition II 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
HSC 101 or Healthcare Terminology
HSC 124 Medical Terminology 1
MTH 125 or Everyday College Math
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics
Any Academic Math Level 4 of higher course 3
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
HSC 103 Healthcare Exploration 1
Total 27
Total Credits Required
27
Program Concentrations
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 101 or Concepts of Biology
BIO 102 or Human Biology
BIO 109 or Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function * 4
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102 or Interpersonal Communication
COM 200 Family Communication 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
HSC 101 Healthcare Terminology 1
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
HSC 100 or Basic Nursing Assistant Skills
RAD 100 or Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging
HSC 103 Healthcare Exploration 1
MTH 125, MTH 160, MTH 169, or any Math Level 4 or higher course ** 4
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100 or Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100 or Principles of Sociology
PSY 206 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3
Total 24
Total Credits Required
24

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Footnotes

*CEM 101 Introductory Chemistry or high school chemistry is a required support course, with a grade of "C" or better.
**Math requirements vary dramatically from concentration to concentration. Please see an advisor for assistance with selecting an appropriate math course.

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