Health Care Foundations (CTHCF)

Certificate

This certificate program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. The certificate fulfills major pre-admission requirements for:

  • Nursing,
  • Pharmacy Technology,
  • Physical Therapist Assistant,
  • Radiography, Surgical Technology, and
  • General education requirements for an associate in applied science degree.

Students will earn a certificate to show they've completed most general education and/or pre-admission course requirements for "high demand" health care associate's degree programs.

This is a high demand program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

This program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. The certificate fulfills major pre-admission requirements for Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Surgical Technology and general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree. It provides students applying for a "high demand" healthcare associate's degree program with a certificate for the completion of most general education and/or pre-admission course requirements of the intended program. Students who plan to enter healthcare programs are encouraged to contact a counselor and enroll in the Healthcare Exploration course.

Division
Health Sciences
Department
Health Science
Advisors
Susan Travis
Karolyn Lehn

Concentrations

Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 111   Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function* 5
COM 101 or   Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102 or   Interpersonal Communication
COM 200   Family Communication 3
ENG 111 or   Composition I
ENG 226   Composition II 3
HSC 100 or   Basic Nursing Assistant Skills
  Current or expired Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification 0
  HSC 101 is strongly recommended but not required 0
HSC 131   CPR/AED and First Aid 1
MTH 160 or   Basic Statistics
  Any Math Level 4 or higher course 3
PHL 244   Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 206   Life Span Developmental Psychology 4
BIO 147 or   Hospital Microbiology
BIO 237   Microbiology 1
BIO 212   Pathophysiology: Alterations in Structure and Function 4
HSC 103   Healthcare Exploration 1
Total 28

Total Credits Required
55
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 111   Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function* 5
COM 101 or   Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102   Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 111 or   Composition I
ENG 226   Composition II 3
HSC 101 or   Healthcare Terminology
HSC 124   Medical Terminology 1
HSC 131   CPR/AED and First Aid 1
HSC 147   Growth and Development 3
MTH 160   Basic Statistics 4
PHL 244   Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100   Introduction to Psychology 3
HSC 103   Healthcare Exploration 1
Total 27

Total Credits Required
54
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 109 or   Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 111   Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function* 4
COM 101 or   Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102   Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 111 or   Composition I
ENG 226   Composition II 3
HSC 101 or   Healthcare Terminology
HSC 124   Medical Terminology 1
HSC 131   CPR/AED and First Aid 1
MTH 125 or   Everyday College Math
MTH 160 or   Basic Statistics
  Any Math Level 4 or higher course 4
PHL 244   Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
RAD 100   Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 2
PSY 100 or   Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100   Principles of Sociology 3
Total 24

Total Credits Required
51
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 111   Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function* 5
BIO 237   Microbiology 4
ENG 111 or   Composition I
ENG 226   Composition II 3
  Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
  Speech/Comp Elective(s) 3
HSC 101 or   Healthcare Terminology
HSC 124   Medical Terminology 1
MTH 125 or   Everyday College Math
MTH 160 or   Basic Statistics
  Any Math Level 4 or higher course 3
PHL 244   Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
HSC 131   CPR/AED and First Aid 1
HSC 103   Healthcare Exploration 1
Total 27

Total Credits Required
54
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 101 or   Concepts of Biology
BIO 102 or   Human Biology
BIO 109 or   Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 111   Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function* 4
COM 101 or   Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102 or   Interpersonal Communication
COM 200   Family Communication 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
HSC 101   Healthcare Terminology 1
HSC 131   CPR/AED and First Aid 1
HSC 100 or   Basic Nursing Assistant Skills
RAD 100 or   Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging
HSC 103   Healthcare Exploration 1
  MTH 125, MTH 160, MTH 169, or any Math Level 4 or higher course** 4
PHL 244   Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
PSY 100 or   Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100 or   Principles of Sociology
PSY 206   Life Span Developmental Psychology 3
Total 24

Total Credits Required
51