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HEALTH CARE SCIENCE

Technical Certificate of Credit

Attention Students: Effective Fall Semester 2016, Health Care Science will be eligible for State aid only.


Program Description: Health Care Science is a three (3) semester technical certificate of credit that provides academic foundations at the degree 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.
• A.S.N.: Students will maintain a sterile field throughout a procedure.
• Radiologic Technology: Students will critique a professional article and apply it to current radiologic technology practice. (GOAL 4: Students will demonstrate professional growth and development.)
• Respiratory Care: Students will deliver Oxygen Therapy using accepted protocols.
• Surgical Technology: Students will maintain sterility while opening a sterile package, sterile basin, sterile instrument tray, and a sterile wrapped item.
• Veterinary Technology: Students will discriminate diagnostic radiographs by recognizing proper technique, contrast, positioning, and collimation on canine and feline radiographs.

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

Length of Program: 3 Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here for ASN Bridge Track. Click Here for ASN Generic Track. Click Here for Rad Tech Track. Click Here for Respiratory Care Track. Click Here Surg Tech Track. Click Here for Vet Tech Track.

Entrance Dates: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions procedures. Admission to the specialization courses may be affected by the specialization program’s competitive admissions criteria. 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 Science, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 39 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.

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 15
Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
Required Course(s):
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
Required Course(s):
One Mathematics Course
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours) 3
COLL 1500 Student Success 3
3. Occupational Courses 19
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
4. And one of the following specializations (18-21 hours)
Associate of Science in Nuring (Generic Option) Specialization 20
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
BIOL 2117 Introductory Microbiology 3
BIOL 2117L Introductory Microbiology Lab 1
RNSG 1911 Health Assessment through the Lifespan 3
RNSG 1920 Theoretical and Technical Foundations for Nursing Practice 5
Associate of Science in Nuring (Bridge Option) Specialization 20
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
BIOL 2117 Introductory Microbiology 3
BIOL 2117L Introductory Microbiology Lab 1
RNSG 1911 Health Assessment through the Lifespan 3
RNSG 1960 Transition to Associate Degree Nursing 5

** CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L may be substituted for CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L