Health Careers - Certificate of Completion

The Certificate in Health Careers program is designed to equip individuals with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to embark on a successful career in various healthcare settings. This certificate program offers a structured curriculum covering key topics such as medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, personal health & wellness, patient care techniques, CPR, and professional communication. Students will engage in hands-on training and practical experiences to develop proficiency in patient interaction and teamwork within the healthcare field. With a focus on preparing students for entry-level positions in healthcare, this certificate program provides a solid foundation for further education and career advancement in the dynamic and rewarding field of healthcare.  

The course work in this certificate applies to elective credit in the Associate of Applied Studies.

30 credits

The Health Careers 30 credit hour certificate is designed to prepare an individual for entry level employment in healthcare services as well as help build a strong foundation that supports additional education and training in more specialized healthcare related fields. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Program Manager and/or the advisor representing the college to which the student will be transferring, for help planning their studies.

Prefix Title Credits
FYEX 1110First-year Seminar1
OEEM 101CPR for the Health Care Professional1
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
OECS 105Introduction to Information Technology3
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
MATH 1215Intermediate Algebra3
AHS 153Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I4
PHLS 1110GPersonal Health & Wellness3
Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following:6
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
Human Nutrition3
Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab6
Nursing Assistant Fundamentals3
Nursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab1
Nursing Assistant Clinicals4
Phlebotomist Technician6
First Responder Prehospital Professional3
Emergency Medical Technician Basic6
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Lab2
Total Credits30

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap is only a suggested plan of study in order to complete a Certificate in two semesters. It is not intended as a contract.  Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. Students are advised to earn a C or better in courses to avoid repeating courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FYEX 1110 First-year Seminar 1
OEEM 101 CPR for the Health Care Professional 1
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
Elective from approved list 3
AHS 153
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I
or Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra 3
PHLS 1110G Personal Health & Wellness 3
Elective from approved list 3
 Total Credits30

Program Manager: Neal Gallagher 
Phone: (505) 287-6654 
 Lucy Belle Ma Hall