Health Care Science

Program Description

The Health Care Science certificate of credit is a program 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.

Students will be placed in the Health Care Science certificate if they plan to complete one of the following degrees:

  • Orthopaedic Technology
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Technology
  • Surgical Technology

Students applying for any of the above Allied Health programs are admitted to the college in Health Care Assistance/Health Care Science technical certificate of credit programs, but not the occupational programs. Students must satisfy additional entrance criteria for each Allied Health program.

Program Details

  • Major Code: HS21
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Location: Griffin Campus, Flint River Campus, Butts and Henry Centers
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: Varies
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 36

Admission Requirements

Submit completed application and application fee

Be at least 17 years of age

Submit official high school transcript or GED

    - transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary

    - transcripts in an official sealed envelope

Meet assessment requirements

Students applying for any of the above Allied Health programs are admitted to the college in Health Care Assistance/Health Care Science technical certificate of credit programs, but not the occupational programs. Students must satisfy additional entrance criteria for each Allied Health program.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See program advisor for any questions.

CourseTitleCredits

Program Courses

General Core Courses
ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric3
PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology3
Humanities/Fine Arts Electives3
Math OptionChoose One3
MATH 1111College Algebra OR
MATH 1100*Quantitative skills and Reasoning OR
MATH 1101*Mathematical Modeling OR
MATH 1113Pre Calculus OR
MATH 1103Quantitative skills and Reasoning

GENERAL CORE SCIENCE 12-18 HOURS REQUIRED
ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care3
ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for AHS2
ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2
BIOL 1111Biology I3
BIOL 1111LBiology Lab I1
BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I3
B IOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I1
BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II1
BIOL 2117Introduction Microbiology3
BIOL 2117LIntroduction Microbiology Lab1
CHEM 1211Chemistry I3
CHEM 1211LChemistry I Lab1
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
MATH 1127Introduction to Statistics3
PHYS 1110Conceptual Physics3
PHYS 1110LConceptual Physics Lab1
SPCH 1101Public Speaking3

OCCUPATIONAL COURSES 13-18 HOURS REQUIRED MAXIMUM 26 HOURS OCCUPATIONAL AND GENERAL CORE COURSES
NOTE: Every Occupational course, except for ALHS, BUSN, and MAST courses, requires approval for the course's program coordinator.
Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician
CSSP 1010Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician5

CSSP 1020Central Sterile Supply Proc. Tech Practicum I5
Electrocardiography TechnologyCSSP 1022Central Sterile Supply Proc Tech Practicum II6
ECGT 1030Introduction to Electrocardiography**5
ECGT 1050Electrocardiography practicum**5

Nurse Aid or Patient Care Assistant
NAST 1100Nurse Aid Fundamentals6

Hemodialysis Patient Care Specialist
HECT 1100Hemodialysis Patient Care7
HECT 1120Hemodialysis Practicum4

Phlebotomy Technician
PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture3
PHLT 1050Clinical Practice5

Polysomnography Technician
RESP 1310Intro to Polysomnography+4
RESP 1320Polysomnography I+5
RESP 1330Polysomnography II+2
RESP 1340Clinic I+
RESP 1350Clinic II+

Specific Occupational Electives
ALHS 1054Spanish for Allied Health Workers3
BUSN 1440Document Production∞4
BUSN 2320Document Processing4
BUSN 2330Advanced Medical Document Processing4
COLL 1500College Success and Career Exploration3
MAST 1120Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office3

*MATH 1100/1101 courses will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of a C or better but may not be offered at this institution.

**ECGT 1030 is not taught in the SUMMER TERM (FALL, SPRING only).

+To enroll in the RESP courses above, the student must be a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

∞Students enrolling in BUSN 1440 are required to take a typing test indicating the ability to key at least 25 words per minute accurately, or successfully pass BUSN 1100 with a grade of C or better.

Health Care Assistant

Program Faculty

Annie Tucker
Administrative Assistant
atucker@sctech.edu
770-229-3325
Griffin Campus
Medical Bldg
Room 204

Career and Academic Planning

Karen Lee
Career Advisor
karen.lee@sctech.edu
770-467-4488
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Lori Pitts
Career Advisor
lori.pitts@sctech.edu
770-467-4489
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
bridgette.worst@sctech.edu
770-412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A