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Certificate Program
Program Description
The Health Care Assistant Certificate of Credit is a program that provides academic foundations at the diploma 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.
Program Specific Information
Students are accepted each semester based on space and course availability.

Additional Requirements: Students applying for the Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology Diploma programs will be initially admitted into the Healthcare Assistant Certificate program in order to complete the required developmental and/or core courses for their program of study.
Admissions Requirements
• Must be 17 years of age.
• High school diploma or GED is required prior to admission.
  (Official transcripts or GED scores must be submitted from all colleges and/or high schools attended for credit.)
• ASSET Testing, or submit SAT, ACT, CPE, or COMPASS test scores.
• Program Length: 2 Semesters; Campus Availability: Oakwood, Forsyth, Jackson, Barrow.
Financial Aid
This program is eligible for the Pell Grant, and may be eligible for Institutional and State Financial Aid. Contact a Financial Aid Counselor for eligibility requirements and application materials.
Program Specific Core (22 semester hours)
ALHS1011Structure/Function- Human Body 5
ALHS1040Introduction to Healthcare 3
ALHS1090Medical Terminology for ALHS 2
COMP1000Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics - OR -3
MATH1013Algebraic Concepts (3)
PSYC1010Basic Psychology 3

Medical Front Office Specialization
BUSN 1440Document Production 4
BUSN 2340Healthcare Admin Procedures 4
MAST 1100Medical Insurance Mgmt 2

Nurse Aid Specialization
ALHS 1060Diet & Nutrition for ALHS 2
NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals 6

Total Hours