The programs in the Health Education unit include certificates and degrees preparing students for a career in health care. Many of the credentials in the unit are designed to build one on top of another, a process called stacking, in order to get the student into a job as quickly as possible while creating a pathway to more advanced certifications, licenses, and degrees. Students may complete Associate of Science degrees in Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Medical Assisting, and Respiratory Therapy; Certificates of Occupational Training in Child Development, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting, and Medical Coding; and Certificates of Employability in Nursing Assisting, Emergency Medical Services, Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Pharmacy Technician, and Phlebotomy. Many of the certificate and degree programs prepare students to sit for the state or national certification or licensure exams upon completion of required coursework.
Students in many of our programs are given the opportunity to enhance individual learning through the use of state-of-the-art medical simulation equipment. The simulation experience can reduce medical errors, improve clinical decision making skills and enhance student engagement to improve the quality of care provided by our students.
Because of ongoing changes in accreditation and educational requirements in many health fields, this catalog applies to all students entering or reentering Division of Health programs or classes during the effective dates of this catalog.
NOTE: The majority of health programs require a background check either before entry into the program or within the first week of instruction after progression to the program core courses. Students having a misdemeanor conviction in the 36 months prior to progression and/or felony conviction in the 7 years prior to progression will not be allowed to progress and/or continue in the selected program. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to complete clinical requirements, sit for state or national certification examination or to attain state licensure.