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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" health care 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 health care programs are encouraged to contact a counselor.

Contact Information

Division
Math, Science & Health
Department
Nursing and Health Dept
Advisors
Susan Travis

Requirements

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

Program Concentrations
Class Title 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 Composition I 4
HSC 100 Basic Nursing Assistant Skills 4
HSC 101 Healthcare Terminology 1
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
MTH 167 Math Applications for Health Science 3
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 27
Total Credits Required
27
Program Concentrations
Class Title Credits
BIO 101 Concepts of Biology 4
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
HSC 101 Healthcare Terminology 1
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
MTH 167 or Math Applications for Health Science
MTH 169 Intermediate Algebra 3 - 4
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
PHT 106 Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 1
Total 26 - 27
Total Credits Required
26 - 27
Program Concentrations
Class Title Credits
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 5
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
HSC 101 Healthcare Terminology 1
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
PTA 102 Introduction to Physical Therapy 1
Total 25
Total Credits Required
25
Program Concentrations
Class Title Credits
BIO 109 or Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 4 - 5
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
HSC 101 Healthcare Terminology 1
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
MTH 169 Intermediate Algebra 4
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
RAD 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 2
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology 3
Total 25 - 26
Total Credits Required
25 - 26
Program Concentrations
Class Title Credits
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 5
PHY 105 Conceptual Physics 4
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s) Writing 4
HSC 101 Healthcare Terminology 1
MTH 167 Math Applications for Health Science 3
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
Total 29
Total Credits Required
29
Program Concentrations
Class Title 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 - 5
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Speech 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
PHT 106 or Introduction to Pharmacy Technology
PTA 102 or Introduction to Physical Therapy
RAD 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 1 - 4
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics
MTH 167 or Math Applications for Health Science
MTH 169 Intermediate Algebra 3 - 4
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100 or Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology 3
Total 26 - 31
Total Credits Required
26 - 31

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Footnotes

CEM 090 Introductory Chemistry or high school chemistry is a required support course, with a grade of "C" or better.

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—F. Robertson

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