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2013-14 College Catalog

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Health Care for the Professional - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

This area of study is designed for individuals who are working as allied health professionals and who desire to prepare themselves for advancement in the area of health care management or to broaden their knowledge in their professional area. Students who are currently licensed, registered, or certified in an allied health field are eligible to apply for admission to this program and advanced standing. Advanced standing credit will be awarded for previous education and experience after successful completion of the English, mathematics, and science requirements.

General Education Core

 

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Literature Core Course

-or

-Arts Core Course

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

-or

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

-or

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

-or

BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
HEED-216Health Care in the US

3 credits

Students must also select one of the following tracks: Cardiovascular Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Massage Therapy, or Radiologic Technology. Please contact the office of Admissions and Advising for information regarding admission requirements. Each track has identified course requirements and number of credits granted for advanced standing.

Cardiovascular Technology Track

Application Code 168a

The Cardiovascular Technology track is offered to students who have completed a training program or a certificate of proficiency in cardiovascular technology and successfully completed a national certification examination. Students must also complete the Health Care for the Professional general education core. Upon completion of degree requirements, graduates receive an associate of applied science degree.

Course NumberTitleCredits
Cardiovascular Technology -Cardiovascular Technology Courses/Practicum

30

HEED-218Organizational Management in Health Care

3 credits

HEED-230Health and the Disease Process

3 credits

BIOL-106Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits

Cardiovascular Technology Advanced Standing: Credit will be given as advanced standing credit for cardiovascular technology training completed at a cardiac catheterization laboratory which led to the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).

Total Credit Hours: 62-64

Emergency Medical Technician Track

Application Code 168a

The Cardiovascular Technology track is offered to students who have completed a training program or a certificate of proficiency in cardiovascular technology and successfully completed a national certification examination. Students must also complete the Health Care for the Professional general education core. Upon completion of degree requirements, graduates receive an associate of applied science degree.

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Courses/Practicum*

30

EMSP-290Emerging Issues in Paramedicine

3 credits

HEED-218Organizational Management in Health Care

3 credits

BIOL-106Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits

Emergency Medical Services Advanced Standing: Credit will be given as advanced standing credit for paramedic training completed at an EMS training site leading to national certification as an EMT-Paramedic.

Total Credit Hours: 62-64

Massage Therapy Track

Application Code 168c

The Massage Therapy track is offered through an articulation agreement between the Baltimore School of Massage and Howard Community College. Upon completion of degree requirements graduates of the Baltimore School of Massage receive an associate of applied science degree from Howard Community College. The Baltimore School of Massage curriculum is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, nationally approved by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Commission on Massage Training Accreditation (COMTA) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). Howard Community College students may complete theory courses in the Massage Therapy option and transfer to the professional massage training program at the Baltimore School of Massage. Students are prepared for a career in the practice of therapeutic massage. Graduates of the Baltimore School of Massage are eligible to apply to take the National Certification Examination in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB).

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-108Human Anatomy and Physiology

6

HEAL-110The Health Care Professional

2 credits

HEED-108Adult CPR and First Aid

1

HEED-135Introduction to Holistic Health

3 credits

HEED-114Introduction to Therapeutic Massage

3 credits

-Health Care Massage Practicum

5

HEED-218Organizational Management in Health Care

3 credits

-or

ENTR-101Entrepreneurship and Creativity

3 credits

BIOL-108, HEAL-110, HEED-108, HEED-135, and HEED-114 Advanced Standing: Credit will be granted to graduates for the theory portion of the 637 clock hours in the Professional Massage Training program at the Baltimore School of Massage.

Health Care Massage Practicum: Articulated credit is given for the laboratory practicum completed at the Baltimore School of Massage after the student passes the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) and completes English, mathematics, and science requirements in the program.

Electives - Select 15 credits from the following (3 credits each):

Course NumberTitleCredits
HEED-115Personal and Community Health

3 credits

HEED-116Fundamentals of Spiritual Awareness

3 credits

HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice

3 credits

HEED-150Women's Health

3 credits

HEED-200Health/Fitness Leader

3 credits

HEED-210Foundations of Health Education and Health Behavior

3 credits

HEED-213Stress Management

3 credits

HEED-220Crisis Intervention

3 credits

HEED-230Health and the Disease Process

3 credits

NUTR-211Nutrition

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60-62

Radiologic Technology Track

Application Code 168D

The Radiologic Technology track is offered to students who have completed a training program in radiologic technology and successfully completed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’s (ARRT) Examination for Radiographers. Students must also complete the Health Care for the Professional general education core. Upon completion of degree requirements, graduates receive an associate of applied science degree.

Course NumberTitleCredits
Radiologic Technology-Radiologic Technology Courses/Practicum

30

HEED-218Organizational Management in Health Care

3 credits

HEED-230Health and the Disease Process

3 credits

BIOL-106Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits

Radiologic Technology Advanced Standing: Credit will be given as advanced standing credit for radiologic technology training completed at a radiologic technology training site which led to the national certification examination to become a Registered Radiologic Technologist (RT).

Total Credit Hours: 62-64