2017-2018 Program Requirements CTHCF

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
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing and Health Dept
Advisors
Susan Travis

Requirements

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

Nursing Intent
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   Composition I 4
HSC 100   Basic Nursing Assistant Skills 4
    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   Math Applications for Health Science 3 - 4
PHL 244   Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100 or Introduction to Psychology  
PSY 206   Life Span Developmental Psychology 4
Total 27 - 28
Total Credits Required
27 - 28
Pharmacy Technology Intent
Program Concentrations
Class   Title Minimum 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
Physical Therapist Assistant Intent
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   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
Radiography Intent
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 - 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
Surgical Technology Intent
Program Concentrations
Class   Title Minimum 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
No Specialty
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 - 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

Footnotes

CEM 101 Introductory Chemistry or high school chemistry is a required support course, with a grade of "C" or better.