The Health Professions Technical Certificate is designed to provide instruction that assists in mastery of core knowledge and skills to provide the foundation for various health professions. Students exiting this program may enter the healthcare support workforce as nursing assistants, emergency medical technicians, community health workers, phlebotomists, or continue advanced training and education. NOTE: Technical courses required for this program may be transferable towards a limited number of associate and baccalaureate degrees.  Contact advisor for information regarding transferability.

Major Requirements: 35 hours

Required Courses:                 21 hrs
One of the Emphasis Areas:
  14 hrs
Total Requirements:             35 hrs

Required Courses: 21 hours

COM 1203   Tech Communication or higher-level composition course
CFA 1103    Technical Computer Fundamentals or higher-level computer course
HIT 1022    Tech Law and Ethics in Healthcare
HIT 1133    Tech Medical Terminology or higher-level medical terminology course
MAT 1203   Tech Math or higher-level mathematics course
PHL 1013   Tech Orientation to Clinical Experiences

One of the following choices:
BIOL 2233 Anatomy and Physiology I (ACTS BIOL 2404)
   and
BIOL 2291 Anatomy and Phys I Lab  (ACTS BIOL 2404)
    or
NUR 1514 PN Anatomy and Physiology

One of the following emphasis areas: 14 hours 

Nursing Assistant/Pre-Practical Nursing Emphasis: 

NA 1017 Nursing Assistant
PE 2113 Nutrition

Four credit hours from the following courses:
   BIOL 2243     Anatomy and Physiology II (ACTS BIOL 2404)
   BIOL 2301     Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (ACTS BIOL 2404)
                                 

   BUS 1631       Introduction to Email and Internet
   COM 1102      Employability Skills/Ethics
   COMM 2203 Interpersonal Communication
   HIT 2023        Tech Advanced Medical Terminology
   PSY 1013        Introduction to Psychology (ACTS PSYC 1103)
   SOC 2213       Introduction to Sociology (ACTS SOCI 1013)

EMT/Pre-Paramedic Emphasis:

EMER 1138 EMT Basic

Three credit hours from the following courses:
   BUS 1631       Introduction to Email and Internet
   COM 1102      Employability Skills/Ethics
   EMER 1103    Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology
   HIT 2023        Advanced Medical Terminology

One of the following courses:
   COMM 2203 Interpersonal Communication
   PE 2113          Nutrition
   PSY 1013        Introduction to Psychology (ACTS PSYC 1103)
   SOC 2213       Introduction to Sociology (ACTS SOCI 1013)

Phlebotomy/Clinical Laboratory Technician Emphasis:

PHL 1054       Tech Phlebotomy
PHL 1062       Tech Phlebotomy Practicum
COM 1102      Employability Skills/Ethics 

6 Credit hours from the following
   HIT   2023      Tech Advanced Medical Terminology                       
   COMM 2203 Interpersonal Communication
   PE 2113          Nutrition
   PSY 1013        Introduction to Psychology (ACTS PSYC 1103)
   SOC 2213       Introduction to Sociology (ACTS SOCI 1013)

*Health Professions students may choose to continue their studies and earn an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree.