Health Care, Certificate - HCC7
This program is designed for students interested in exploring career options in healthcare. Students completing the program will gain a skill set allowing them to work in a number of healthcare related occupations. Students also have the option of transitioning to other healthcare programs.
|Courses||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|Required Course Information|
|AHS 102||Medical Terminology||3|
|AHS 180||Health Careers Preparation||3|
|Select one of the following courses for the BIO Requirement:||3|
|Biological Science I|
|Biological Science II|
|Basic Anatomy and Physiology|
|Anatomy and Physiology I|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|Select one of the following courses for the MAT Requirement:||4|
|Probability and Statistics|
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3|
|Elective Course Information|
|AHS 155||Special Topics in Health Care||3-5|
|or AHS 163||Long-Term Care|
|Choose three to seven credits from:||3-7|
|Introduction to Health Careers|
|Fundamentals of Disease|
|Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professions|
|Anatomy and Physiology II|
|Chose three to nine credits from:||3-9|
|Introduction to Computers|
|Human Growth and Development|
Application and Advising
If you are ready to start your education, there are a few simple steps involved in enrolling at Piedmont Technical College.
The following information provides a guide for advisors who are helping students enroll in this program.
This program is designed for students interested in exploring career options in health care. Students completing the program will gain a skillset allowing them to work in a number of health care related occupations. Each health care major has specific program-ready requirements. Review those requirements on the program page. The coursework by track documents specific requirements for completing the health care certificate. These outlines also provide guidance to help students meet the program-ready requirements unique to their selected major.
Coursework By Track
To review the recommended coursework by track, select your program of interest below.
The Health Care Certificate program prepares student to enter a health care program that best fits their skills and interest by providing a common first semester of study and providing students with long term care skills.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Analyze data and make decisions in a healthcare using critical thinking skills.
- Describe diverse perspectives, value systems, history, cultural traditions in the healthcare setting.
- Recognize the different healthcare career pathways at Piedmont Technical College and the types of employment opportunities applicable to each.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities as a healthcare advisee.
- Apply professional behaviors in the health care setting.