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Health Care Assistant Certificate

If you are interested in applying to the Practical Nursing or Surgical Technology Diploma program, you must first complete required prerequisites. The Health Care Assistant Certificate offers you all the core courses needed to apply for either of these programs. Students applying to either of these programs will initially be placed into the Health Care Assistant Certificate program.

Practical Nursing Diploma

Students will initially be admitted into the Healthcare Assistant certificate of credit and must successfully complete the following courses with a cumulative average of 2.5 or higher in order to be considered for admission into the Practical Nursing program: ENGL 1010, MATH 1012, PSYC 1010, COMP 1000, ALHS 1060, and ALHS 1011. Admission to this program is a competitive process. Please see the program website for complete details for admissions to the Practical Nursing Diploma Program.

Surgical Technology Diploma

Students will initially be admitted into the Health Care Assistant certificate of credit and must achieve a cumulative average of 2.5 in the General and Occupational core classes. To enter the diploma program, students must complete ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, COMP 1000, ENGL 1010, PSYC 1010, MATH 1012 or MATH 1013.

Admission to this program is a competitive process. Please see the program website for complete details for admissions to the Surgical Technology Diploma Program.

In order to receive a certificate for the Health Care Assistant certificate, students must complete one of the Areas of Concentration.


Health Care Science Certificate

If you are interested in applying to the Clinical Laboratory Technology, Dental Hygiene, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Management Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, or Surgical Technology degrees, you must first complete required prerequisites. The Health Care Science Certificate offers you all the core courses needed to apply for any of these programs. Students applying to any of these programs will initially be placed into the Health Care Science Certificate program.

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Students will initially be admitted into the Healthcare Science certificate of credit and must successfully complete the following courses with a cumulative average of 2.5 or higher in order to be considered for admission into the Clinical Laboratory program: MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L, CHEM 1212, and CHEM 1212L.
Admission to this program is a competitive process. Please see the program website for complete details for admissions to the Clinical Laboratory Technology Degree Program.

Dental Hygiene

Students will initially be admitted into the Healthcare Science certificate of credit and must successfully complete the sequence of core classes in order to be considered for admission into the Dental Hygiene Degree program. Admission to this program is a competitive process. Please see the program website for complete details for admissions into the Dental Hygiene Degree Program.

Health Information Technology

Students will be admitted initially to the Healthcare Science Certificate program and the Pre-HIMT (Health Information Technology) concentration. These courses must be completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 prior to entering the associate degree program. Please see the HIMT web page, Health Information Technology, for complete details regarding admission to the Health Information Technology program.

Healthcare Management Technology Degree

Students will be required to complete the Healthcare Science certificate program and the Pre-Healthcare Management concentration, with an overall GPA of 2.0, prior to entering the Healthcare Management Technology degree program.
Please see the program website for complete details for admission to the Healthcare Management Technology program.

Physical Therapist Assistant Degree

Students will initially be admitted into the Healthcare Science certificate of credit and must successfully complete the following courses in order to be considered for admission into the Physical Therapist Assistant program: ENGL 1101, MATH 1101 or MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, COMP 1000, and ALHS 1090. Admission to this program is a competitive process. Please see the program website for complete details for admissions into the Physical Therapist Assistant Degree Program.

Radiologic Technology Degree

Students will be required to complete 9 pre-requisite classes, with a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5, prior to consideration for competitive selection for the Radiologic Technology degree program. Please see the program website for complete details for admission to the Radiologic Technology Degree Program.

Surgical Technology Degree

Students will initially be admitted into the Health Care Science certificate of credit and must achieve a cumulative average of 2.5 in the General and Occupational core classes.
Admission to this program is a competitive process. Please see the program website for complete details for admissions to the Surgical Technology Program.

In order to receive a certificate for the Health Care Science Certificate, students must complete one of the Areas of Concentration.


Patient Navigator Certificate

A patient navigator is a member of the healthcare team who helps patients "navigate" the healthcare system and get timely care. Navigators work with patients to identify their barriers to healthcare and connect them to the resources they may need such as financial assistance, counseling, language translation or transportation. Patient Navigators help to schedule appointments and tests; serves as a liaison between the patient and other healthcare staff and providers; assists patients to understand medical and treatment options; as well as provide emotional support.

 
Programs
-Healthcare Assistant Certificate

-Healthcare Science Certificate

-Patient Navigator Certificate

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  Shon Thompson  
  Oakwood Campus
  sthompson@laniertech.edu
  Phone: (770) 531-6300






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