2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Lactation Consultant (LC12) Diploma

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Program Description:

The Lactation Consultant Diploma program provides academic foundations at the diploma 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:

Age: Minimum of 17 years of age for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum. 18 years old for entrance into occupational program curriculum.

Other: Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Pre-Occupational Curriculum (21 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body

5

ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care

3

ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences

2

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

Occupational Curriculum (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: 57 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation