Successful completion of the requirements of the associate degree program in Health Professions will prepare the student for entry-level employment as a health information processor by providing the basic knowledge, understanding, and skills required to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Students learn the the skills to process data with accuracy, clarity, and timeliness, code diagnosis and procedures of the medical office and hospital setting by applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct thus, becoming a vital link in the healthcare chain of our society. The Health Professions program provides lifelong skills for marketable performance.
Program graduates will possess the knowledge and skills needed to:
Demonstrate written, verbal and medical usage in all areas of communication.
Operate computers and support software relative to job performance and use technology in the preparation/submission of data.
Devise a large medical vocabulary and understand human anatomy, physiology, diseases, diagnostic indications, drugs, surgical and other procedures using scientific knowledge and mathematical reasoning.
Identify, distinguish, and interpret inconsistencies, discrepancies, and inaccuracies in all medical office procedures and make appropriate corrections.
Compile, organize and produce information while maintaining confidentiality.
Relate ethical and professional standards for all clients regardless of socio-economic conditions, race, age or cultural beliefs.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS HLTH - AAS Health Professions
All of the courses listed below
ENGL1013 English Composition I3 ENGL1023 English Composition II3
Requirement: 8 Credits from below
BIOL1001 General Biology Lab1 BIOL1003 General Biology3 BIOL1004 General Biology and Lab4 BIOL1204 Body Structure & Function4 BIOL2014 Microbiology and Lab4 BIOL2211 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab1 BIOL2213 Anatomy & Physiology I3 BIOL2214 Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab4 BIOL2224 Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab4 CHEM1014 General Chemistry I and Lab4 CHEM1024 General Chemistry II and Lab4
Requirement: 3 Credits from below
MATH1003 Math for Health Professions3
Requirement: 7 Credits from below
EMT1107 Basic Emergency Med. Tech.7 HLTH1107 Basic Health Skills7 LPN1013 Nursing Process I13
Requirement: 6 Credits from below
ANTH2023 Cultural Anthropology3 CRIM1023 Introduction to Criminal Justice3 ECON2313 Introduction to Microeconomics3 ECON2323 Introduction to Macroeconomics3 GEOG2013 Introduction to Geography3 HIST1003 World Civilization I 3 HIST1013 World Civilization II 3 HIST2003 American History I3 HIST2013 American History II 3 PLSC2003 American National Government 3 PSYC2003 General Psychology 3 PSYC2313 Developmental Psychology3 SOCI2013 Introduction to Sociology 3
Requirement: 30 Credits from below
BIOL1204 Body Structure & Function4 BIOL2014 Microbiology and Lab4 BIOL2214 Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab4 BIOL2224 Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab4 COLL1101 Freshman Seminar1 FAMU1003 Fine Arts Music3 FATH1003 Fine Arts Theater3 FAVI1003 Fine Arts Visual3 HIT1013 Computer Applications for Healthcare Professionals3 HIT1303 Medical Terminology3 HIT1503 Coding Principles3 HIT1504 Pathophysiology with Pharmacology4 HIT2003 Fundamentals of Medical Transcription3 HIT2203 Healthcare Statistics3 HIT2213 Legal/Ethical Aspects of Healthcare3 LPN1013 Nursing Process I13 LPN1108 Nursing Process II8 LPN1208 Nursing Process III8 LPN2402 Nursing Clinical Experience I2 LPN2404 Nursing Clinical Experience II4 LPN2504 Nursing Clinical Experience III4 LPNE1104 Nursing Clinical Experience I4 LPNE1112 Nursing Process I12 LPNE1203 Nursing Clinical Experience II3 LPNE1204 Nursing Clinical Experience II 4 LPNE1206 Nursing Process II6 LPNE1211 Nursing Process II 11 LPNE1302 Nursing Clinical Experience III2 LPNE1303 Nursing Clinical Experience III3 LPNE1306 Nursing Process III6 LPNE1311 Nursing Process III11 NUTR2203 Basic Human Nutrition 3