Health Care Foundations (CTHCF)

Certificate

This certificate 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.

Students will earn a certificate to show they've completed most general education and/or pre-admission course requirements for "high demand" health care associate's degree programs.

This is a high demand program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2020-2021 Academic Requirements

 

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, 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.

 
Division
Health Sciences
Department
Health Science
Advisors
Karolyn Lehn
Susan Travis

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

Concentrations

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  
    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 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

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.