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2015-16 College Catalog

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

Application Code 168

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

 

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-OR

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3

-OR

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

-OR

BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Course

4

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Advanced Standing Credit*

30

HEED-110Introduction to Personal Wellness

1

HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice

3

HEED-210Foundations of Health Education and Health Behavior

3

-OR

HEED-218Organizational Management in Health Care

3

HEED-216Health Care in the US

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

*Advanced Standing

  • Cardiovascular Technology - 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).
  • Radiologic Technology - 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)
  • Emergency Medical Technician - 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.
  • Massage - Credit will be given as advanced standing credit for massage therapy training which led to one or both of the following certification: Board Certified Massage Therapist (NCBTMB) or National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).  Verification of Certification and employment are required.

A graduate should be able to

1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning used by allied health care professionals in the delivery of healthcare.

2. Compare and contrast various diseases, including prevention and treatment.

3. Apply concepts of management, including planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, and controlling in the health care environment.