|NVCC 1999-2000 Catalog|
|COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER|
|Career Studies Certificate AN|
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Purpose: This career studies certificate is designed to prepare individuals of culturally diverse backgrounds to work as liaisons to the health care system for persons who are medically underserved due to economics, language, culture or any combination of factors. The program prepares persons to enter the workforce with competencies in basic human anatomy, medical terminology, and advanced communications skills, as well as an understanding of the role of the community health worker. Supervised clinical practicum will provide the experiential application of didactic course content.
Prerequisite: Students must be high school graduates or have earned a GED. All students must take English placement or English proficiency (EPT) tests. Students for whom English is their second language must qualify for ESL Level 5 or higher on the EPT. Native English speakers must qualify for placement in ENG 003 and 005 or higher.
Total credits for the Community Health Worker Career Studies Certificate = 21.
1 Provides an in-depth study of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathology for the medical assistant. Focuses on clinical application and decision making in the health care environment.
2 1st 8-week course of Fall semester.
3 2nd 8-week course of Fall semester.
4 1st 8-week course of Spring semester.
5 Clinical Practicum, 1st 8-week course - 6 hours per week.
6 Clinical Practicum, 2nd 8-week course - 8 hours per week.
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