2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Health Care Assistant (HA21) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

(Note: Some classes may only be available on Floyd, Gordon and Walker County Campuses)

Program Description:

The Health Care Assistant Certificate of Credit is a program that provides academic foundations at the diploma level in communications, mathematics, and human relations, as well as technical fundamentals. Program graduates are trained in the underlying fundamentals of health care delivery and are well prepared for employment and subsequent upward mobility.

Entrance Date:

Varies

Entrance Requirements:

Age: 17 years old for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into Nursing and Allied Health Technology programs

Program Final Exit Point:

Upon completion of the Healthcare Assistant program graduates will be prepared for entry level employment in one of four healthcare fields: Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Coding, or Medical Receptionist.

Pre-Occupational Curriculum (22 Credit Hours)

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body

5

ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care

3

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

 

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

OR

MATH 1013Algebraic Concepts

3

And completion of ONE of the following sets of occupational curriculum for a specialization:

Certified Nursing Assistant Specialty (14 Credit Hours)

NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals

6

ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences

2

XXXX xxxxOccupational related electives (See advisor for recommended list)

6

Phlebotomy Specialty (14 Credit Hours)

PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture

3

PHLT 1050Clinical Practice

5

XXXX xxxxOccupational related electives (See advisor for recommended list)

6

Office Specialty (14 Credit Hours)

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

BUSN 1240Office Procedures

3

BUSN 2340Healthcare Administrative Procedures

4

XXXX xxxxOccupational Related Elective (See advisor for recommended list)

3

Medical Coding Specialty (14 Credit Hours)

(Floyd County Campus only)

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

MAST 1120Human Diseases

3

MAST 1510Medical Billing and Coding I

2

MAST 1520Medical Billing and Coding II

3

MAST 1530Medical Procedural Coding

2

Mammography Specialty (15 Credit Hours)

(Floyd County Campus Only)

This specialization open only to anyone who is registered with the ARRT as a radiographer (RT)R

RADT 2520Mammographic Anatomy, Physics and Positioning

6

RADT 2530Clinical Mammography

6

XXXX xxxxOccupational Related Elective (See advisor for recommended list)

3

Central Sterile Supply Processing Specialty (16 Credit Hours)

(Walker County Campus Only)

CSSP 1010Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician

5

CSSP 1020Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum I

6

CSSP 1022Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum II

5

Total Credit Hours: 36 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation