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Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: Health Care Assistant is a three (3) semester technical certificate of credit 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.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to perform one of the following items dependent on their concentration.
•   Surgical Technology: Students will maintain sterility while opening a sterile package, sterile basin, sterile instrument tray, and a sterile wrapped item.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Moultrie-Veterans Parkway, Thomasville, Tifton

Length of Program: 3 Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here for Surg Tech Track.

Entrance Dates: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions procedures. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Students will be expected to attain an American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, First Aid, Dental, Drug Toxicology, Physical Exam, and a Criminal Background Check prior to attending the Healthcare Science Concentration Courses or before completing the competitive admissions process for other allied health programs of study.

Program Final Exit Point: Health Care Assistant, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 42 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.



Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses 9
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
  PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
2. Institutional Credit Courses 3
  COLL 1500 Student Success 3
3. Occupational Courses 30
  ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
  ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  SURG 1010 Introduction to Surgical Technology 8
  SURG 1020 Principles of Surgical Technology 7
  SURG 1080 Surgical Microbiology 2
King, Sherry
Surgical Technology Program Chair
School of Health Sciences
O: (229) 391-2638
Pierce, Stephanie
Surgical Technology
Health Sciences
O: (229) 225-5205