HA21 Health Care Assistant, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses and Butts and Henry Sites

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: Varies
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 30

Program Description

The Health Care Assistant certificate of credit is a program that provides academic foundations at the diploma level in communications, mathematics, and human relations, as well as technical fundamentals. Program graduates are trained in the underlying fundamentals of health care delivery and are well prepared for employment and subsequent upward mobility.

Students will be placed in the Health Care Assistant certificate if they plan to complete one of the following diplomas:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Assisting
  • Practical Nursing

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Students applying for any of the above Allied Health programs are admitted to the college in Health Care Assistance/Health Care Science technical certificate of credit programs, but not the occupational programs. Students must satisfy additional entrance criteria for each Allied Health program.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Stephanie Rogers, MSN, Ed., RN, Dean of Allied Health and Cosmetology

Email: Stephanie.Rogers@sctech.edu

Phone: 706-646-6178

 

Program Courses

General Core courses

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

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

Choose one of the following:

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

OR

MATH 1013Algebraic Concepts

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Must complete 8 to 14 credit hours of occupational courses

Note: Every occupational course, except the ALHS, BUSN, and MAST courses, requires approval from the course’s program coordinator.

Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician—Advanced

CSSP 1010Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician

5

CSSP 1020Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum I

6

CSSP 1022Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum II

5

Electrocardiography Technology

ECGT 1030Introduction to Electrocardiography

5

ECGT 1050Electrocardiography Practicum

5

ECGT 1030 is not taught in the SUMMER TERM (FALL, SPRING only).

Nurse Aide or Patient Care Assistant

NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals

6

Hemodialysis Patient Care Specialist

HECT 1100Hemodialysis Patient Care

7

HECT 1120Hemodialysis Practicum

4

Phlebotomy Technician

PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture

3

PHLT 1050Clinical Practice

5

Specific Occupational Electives

ALHS 1054Spanish for Allied Health Workers

3

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

BUSN 2320Medical Document Processing/Transcription

4

BUSN 2330Adv Medical Document Processing/Transcription

4

COLL 1500Student Success

3

MAST 1120Human Diseases

3

BUSN 1440: Students enrolling in BUSN 1440 are required to take a typing test indicating the ability to key at least 25 words per minute accurately, or successfully pass BUSN 1100 with grade of C or better.