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Summer Semester 2021 Catalog

Health Care Assistant, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta Campus

Entrance Dates: Summer and Fall Semesters
Length of Program: Three Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 29-34

Program Description: The Health Care Assistant Certificate of Credit is a program 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. For information regarding this process, please contact the Admissions Office (706) 771-4028.

Admission: Admission to the Health Care Assistant Program can be obtained through achieving the established minimum score on the ASSET or ACCUPLACER exam and having a GED or graduating from high school.

Employment: Health Care Assistants are employed in medical and surgical centers, medical laboratories, and offices of physicians.

Curriculum Outline

General Core Courses, 9 credits

ENGL 1010FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I

3

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

PSYC 1010BASIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

Occupational Core Courses, 13 credits

ALHS 1011STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY

5

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

ALHS 1090MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

COMP 1000INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

Specializations

Students must complete one of the specializations listed to meet program requirements for graduation.

Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician*

CSSP 1010CENTRAL STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

5

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2

Medical Office Support Specialist*

MAST 1010LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONCERNS IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE

2

MAST 1060MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES

4

MAST 1100MEDICAL INSURANCE MANAGEMENT

2

MAST 1110ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

3

Physicians Practice Management+

BUSN 2370MED OFFICE BILLING/CODING/INS VIA GVTC

3

MGMT 1100PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3

MGMT 1105ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3

MGMT 2115HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3

Nurse Aide**

ALHS 1060DIET AND NURTRITION FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

NAST 1100NURSE AIDE FUNDAMENTALS

6

Certified Personal Trainer+

SFMA 1211SPORTS NUTRITION

2

SFMA 1250BIOMECHANICS OF PERSONAL TRAINING AND SPORT TECHNIQUE I

3

SFMA 1251BIOMECHANICS OF PERSONAL TRAINING AND SPORT TECHNIQUE II

3

SFMA 1263SEMINAR IN SPORTS AND FITNESS MANAGEMENT

3

Specialization Semester

*Offered Spring Semester

**Offered Spring and Summer

+Begins Spring

Notes:

  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses in the curriculum outline. The general and occupational core courses listed in the curriculum outline must be completed before a student is eligible to enroll in a specialization.
  • ALHS and MAST prefix courses older than 5 years will not be considered for prerequisite credit.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to complete the clinical clearance package. All required immunizations, including Hepatitis B, must be accompanied by documentation. Students who refuse to take the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse them an opportunity to gain clinical experience.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen may be required by some agencies before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the program advisor.
  • Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of a health care assistant.
  • Students who successfully complete the program with the Nurse Aide specialization may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP), which determines competency to become enrolled in the State nurse aide registry.
  • Students who successfully complete the program with the Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Specialization may be eligible to apply to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.
  • Students who successfully complete the program with the Certified Personal Trainer Specialization may be eligible to sit for a national certified personal trainer exam. Completion of the program and specialization does not guarantee certification. Additional certifications for eligibility to sit for the personal trainer exam include the American Heart Association’s Healthcare Provider CPR certification, including live skills check, and AED certification.
  • The Medical Office Support and Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician specializations are offered spring semester. The Physician Practice management specialization is offered summer semester. The Nurse Aide specialization is offered spring and summer semesters.
  • The Certified Personal Trainer Specialization courses begin spring semester.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to show proof of current health insurance. Students who cannot show proof of health insurance need to be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse to allow them the opportunity to gain clinical experience at their facility.

Guided Pathway

You may click on any course below to view the course description and prerequisite information.

Students who do not follow the Course Sequence listed below may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown.

A background check and drug screen is required by all clinical agencies prior to a student attending clinical. For more information, contact the appropriate advisor.

Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while student are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired stall personnel within the clinical institution.

 

Augusta Day Program, Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician

PROGRAM NAME: Health Care Assistant – Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Summer Semester

ENGL 1010FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I

3

COMP 1000INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

ALHS 1011STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY

5

ALHS 1090MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

Year 1 Fall Semester

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

PSYC 1010BASIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

Year 1 Spring Semester

CSSP 1010CENTRAL STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

5

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2

 

 

Augusta Day Program, Certified Personal Trainer

PROGRAM NAME: Health Care Assistant – Certified Personal Trainer

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

ENGL 1010FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I

3

COMP 1000INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

ALHS 1011STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY

5

ALHS 1090MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

Year 1 Spring Semester

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

PSYC 1010BASIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

SFMA 1250BIOMECHANICS OF PERSONAL TRAINING AND SPORT TECHNIQUE I

3

Year 1 Summer Semester

SFMA 1211SPORTS NUTRITION

2

SFMA 1251BIOMECHANICS OF PERSONAL TRAINING AND SPORT TECHNIQUE II

3

SFMA 1263SEMINAR IN SPORTS AND FITNESS MANAGEMENT

3

 

Augusta Day Program, Medical Office Support Specialist

PROGRAM NAME: Health Care Assistant – Medical Office Support Specialist

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Summer Semester

ENGL 1010FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I

3

COMP 1000INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

ALHS 1011STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY

5

ALHS 1090MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

Year 1 Fall Semester

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

PSYC 1010BASIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

Year 1 Spring Semester

MAST 1010LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONCERNS IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE

2

MAST 1060MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES

4

MAST 1100MEDICAL INSURANCE MANAGEMENT

2

MAST 1110ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

3

 

Augusta Day Program, Nurse Aide

PROGRAM NAME: Health Care Assistant – Nurse Aide

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Summer Semester

ENGL 1010FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I

3

COMP 1000INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

ALHS 1011STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY

5

ALHS 1090MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

Year 1 Fall Semester

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

PSYC 1010BASIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

Year 1 Spring Semester

ALHS 1060DIET AND NURTRITION FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

NAST 1100NURSE AIDE FUNDAMENTALS

6

 

Augusta Day Program, Physicians Practice Management

PROGRAM NAME: Health Care Assistant – Physicians Practice Management

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

ENGL 1010FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH I

3

COMP 1000INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

ALHS 1011STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY

5

ALHS 1090MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

Year 1 Spring Semester

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

PSYC 1010BASIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

MGMT 1100PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3

Year 1 Summer Semester

BUSN 2370MED OFFICE BILLING/CODING/INS VIA GVTC

3

MGMT 1105ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3

MGMT 2115HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3