2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Lactation Consultant (LC31) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

  • Gordon County Campus Advisor: Katherine Kerce
  • Program Description:

    The Lactation Consultant Certificate of Credit is a program that provides academic foundations at the advanced certificate level for the clinical management of breastfeeding and human lactation. Program graduates are trained in the standards of practice and code of ethics. They work within a defined scope of practice. The program will provide clinical practice experience in management of lactation and breastfeeding counseling skills, as well as education in human lactation, breastfeeding and general health sciences. The program graduate will be trained to sit for International Board of Lactation Examiners Certification to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) which is considered the highest certification of a lactation professional.

    Entrance Requirements:

    1. To be admitted to the program, prospective students must provide proof of current certification or licensure in a related medical field as determined by the Program Director.
    2. Students will have to submit a satisfactory criminal background check as well as a drug screen in order to be placed in a clinical health care facility to complete the clinical portions of their educational training.

    Required Courses (36 Credit Hours)

    LACT 1101Introduction to Breastfeeding and Lactation Concepts

    4

    LACT 1102Fundamentals of Breastfeeding

    4

    LACT 1110Lactation Observation

    4

    LACT 1103Breastfeeding and Lactation I

    4

    LACT 1104Mother Baby Aspects of Lactation

    4

    LACT 1111Practicum II

    4

    LACT 1105Transition to Practice

    4

    LACT 1106Public Health Aspects of Lactation

    4

    LACT 1112Public Health Practicum III

    4

    Total Credit Hours: 36 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation