This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.
Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.
Prerequisites: DEV 0035
Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.
Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)
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Description: The Administrative Medical Assistant course will provide an overview of the role of a medical assistant within the health care industry and different work environments, administrative duties in a physician's office including monitoring patient appointments, outpatient procedures, medical and office equipment maintenance, storing supplies and pharmaceuticals, hiring, evaluating and managing personnel, as well as the fundamentals of medical ethics and law in the medical office setting. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 1101
Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.
Notes: Communication Elective: Choose from COM 2206, COM 2211, COM 2225
Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)
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