May 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Health Career Pathways Certificate

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(27/28 semester hours minimum)

This certificate program is appropriate for the student who is interested in an allied health career. Students will be provided with the preliminary background necessary for opportunities in allied health professions. Credits from this program may be applied toward the associate degree in medical assisting.

Learners who complete the Health Career Pathways certificate will:

  • Recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately to emergency care techniques in various life-threatening situations
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the human body including structure, function, and basic pathologies
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts and skills to interpret, understand, and communicate quantitative data
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various health care professions
  • Demonstrate a foundation in chemistry or microbiology or medical terminology relevant to their Health Career track
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of psychological or sociological or anthropological principles and how they relate to the allied health field

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Brian Clinton.

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Program Requirements

Humanities: 3 Credits

Mathematics: 3 Credits

Science: 18 or 19 Credits ²

Social Sciences: 3 Credits

Total Program Credits: 27/28

1 Based on Basic Skills Assessment
2 Selection based on advisement as to which science course will best meet student’s academic and career goals.
3 Students transferring to nursing school will also need the following courses: PSY* 201  and SOC* 101  

 The candidate for this certificate must have placed at the College level on the Basic Skills Assessment in English and mathematics, or completed the recommended developmental coursework.

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