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Health Foundations

Advanced Certificate

Health Foundations

Advanced Certificate

Advanced Certificate: Upon completion of the Health Foundation Certificate you will have established a broad knowledge base that can lead to potential healthcare careers. The certificate allows an individual to complete coursework that builds or supports other advanced certificate or degree options in career fields like dental hygiene, dental assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing (registered nurse and practical nurse), surgical technology, physical therapy assistant, respiratory therapy or radiography. The individual will also have the ability to take the State examination and then meet the requirements to become a certified nursing assistant which can lead to employment in acute or long-term care areas.

Health Foundations Program Details
Core Courses
Course Credits Course Title
ENG 111 3 College Composition I 
HSC 105 2 Medical Terminology 
CNA 100W 3.7 Certified Nursing Assistant Training 
CNA 100LW 1.3 Certified Nursing Assistant Lab 
  10 Subtotal  
     
Electives
Course Credits Course Title
BIO 140W 5 Essentials Of Human Anatomy & Physiology 
     OR
BIO 152W (4) Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND
BIO 153W (4) Human Anatomy & Physiology II 
     OR
BIO 240 (4) Human Anatomy AND
BIO 241 (4) Physiology 
     
ENG 112 3 College Composition II OR
ENG 113 (3) Technical Communication 
     
LW 222 3 The Science of Nutrition and Exercise 
MTH 117 2 Math for Allied Health 
PHL 215W 3 Health Care Ethics 
     
PSY 101W 3 Applied Psychology OR
PSY 211W (4) General Psychology 
     
SOC 211W 3 Principles of Sociology 
  14/26 Subtotal  
     
Notes
  • 1 - The student should meet with an Academic Advisor or Counselor to align the health foundation certificate with another program of study, if that is the student’s goal, to assure that they are meeting program specific requirements.
  • 2 - All courses will require a “C” minimum grade to earn the advanced health foundation certificate. However, program specific requirements in related degrees may require higher grade requirements in order to gain admission into the specific program.
  • 3 - Some courses have prerequisite courses or reading, writing and math levels that must be attained through assessment testing before enrollment in the course.
  • 4 - The CNA course requires completion of a criminal background check that must be approved before entering the clinical agency.