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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, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography and general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree. It provides students applying for a "high demand" health care associates 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 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 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
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
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 23 - 28
Total Credits Required
23 - 28

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Footnotes

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

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“My teacher posted his lectures and activities on Blackboard weekly, so I was able to complete all required class work and tests at my own leisure. Most importantly, I learned a ton in the course, and my excellent instructor was available by email around the clock.”

—Wendy L., 48

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