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The BHC is composed of highly adaptable classes with many online, night and weekend course offerings to fit your busy schedule. You also have the option to complete the BHC by taking all online courses. See the online option.

Basic Health Care Certificate

Basic Health Care Career Pathways Roadmap
 
Pre-requisites Credits
MTH20 Pre-algebra 4
RD30 or RD90 College Reading 4
WR30 or WR90 Fundamentals of Composition II 4
Required Courses Choose the eight core courses you need from the list below:  

BI100SB Biology of Human Systems or

Note: Some programs require higher-level anatomy and physiology coursework (BI121/BI122 or BI231/BI232/BI233). See specific program graduation guides for details. Students who have completed either BI121 and BI122 or BI231, BI232 and BI233 (the entire sequence of either series) with an equivalent “C” or better grade do not need to take BI100SB

3-8-12
CG155 Exploring Careers in Healthcare or
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or BT101 Human Relations in Organizations
3
CS120 Concepts in Computing I or computer proficiency 0-4
HE261, HE112, HE252 CPR, Emergency First Aid, First Aid/CPR or
HE250 Personal Health Promotion or HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life or
PSY215**** Life Span Human Development

1-4

HC120 Intro to Health Care Industry
AH100 Medical Terminology: Introduction
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or Higher Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level Math
WR115 Intro to Expository Writing or BT113 Business English I or higher level writing
Approved Program Speciality Track Electives listed below:
3
3
4
3-4
6-10
  Total Program Credits 26-38

Specialty Track Electives (6-10 credits required)
Electives have been organized into tracks that will lead toward additional certifications or degrees. Any combination of 6-10 credits from the courses listed below will meet program requirements. Some programs require higher-level anatomy and physiology coursework (BI121/BI122 or BI231/BI232/BI233). See specific program graduation guides for details. Additional coursework is required beyond Basic Health Care certificate courses to complete expanded certificate or degree programs. Some specialty tracks listed require admission through a limited-entry application process that could restrict student accessibility.

Community Health Worker (6 credits)
HCI100 Community Health Worker 6
Dental Assisting (Choose 8-9 credits)
BI211 General Biology I with lab 4
CHEM104 Introductory Chemistry I with lab and recitation 5
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
SRV101 Service Learning 1
EMT/Paramedic (10 credits)
ES131 Emergency Medical Technician Part I 4
ES131L Emergency Medical Technician Part I Lab 1
ES132 Emergency Medical Technician Part II 4
ES132L Emergency Medical Technician Part II Lab 1
Exercise Specialist (8 credits)
NFM225 Nutrition 4
SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology or PSY215 Life Span Human Development (if not taken as part of core) 4
Health Care Informatics (6 credits)
HCI210 Legal Aspects of Medical Records 3
HCI255 Introduction to Health Care Informatics 3
Human Services (Choose 7-8 credits)
CJ243/SOC243 Drugs, Crime and Addiction 4
HS158 Trauma-informed Care: Theory and Practice 3
SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology 4
PSY201 General Psychology I 4
Massage Therapy (6-10 credits)
Note: Massage courses are available only with instructor approval and are limited in availability.
BI121 Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (if not taken as part of core) 4
MT100 Massage I – Basic Swedish 2
MT101 Asian Bodywork I 2
NFM225 Nutrition 4
Medical Administrative Assistant (Choose 6-10 credits)
CG144 Introduction to Assertiveness 1
EMS165 Introduction to Pharmacology for Health Occupations 2
SPAN101/SPAN102/SPAN103 First Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4
SRV101 Service Learning 1
Medical Assistant (Choose 6-10 credits)
AH110 Medical Terminology: Clinical 3
BT111 Conflict Management 2
CG144 Introduction to Assertiveness 1
CG155 Exploring Careers in Health Care (if not taken as part of core) 3
SP100 Basic Communication 3
SRV101 Service Learning 1
WR110 Understanding English Grammar 2
Medical Coding Specialist (Choose 7-10 credits)
CG155 Exploring Careers in Health Care (if not taken as part of core) 3
CS125SS Spreadsheet Applications 4
SOC213 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 4
SPAN101/SPAN102/SPAN103 First Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4
Nursing (Choose 8 credits)
BI211 General Biology I with lab 4
NFM225 Nutrition 4
PSY201 General Psychology I 4
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
Pharmacy Technician (Choose 6-10 credits)
CG144 Introduction to Assertiveness 1
CG155 Exploring Careers in Health Care (if not taken as part of core) 3
SPAN101/SPAN102/SPAN103 First Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4
WR110 Understanding English Grammar 2
Sterile Processing Technician (7-8 credits)
BI234 Microbiology with lab 4
CG155 Exploring Careers in Health Care (if not taken as part of core) 3
SPAN101/SPAN102/SPAN103 First Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4
SRV101 Service Learning 1

****Prerequisite: PSY201; BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score.

Earn an additional certification by completing one of these two Specialty Track areas and the certification exam:
Or get started toward completion of another certification or degree program in healthcare by choosing one of these Specialty Tracks: