Purpose

The purpose of the Advanced Health Care Certificate is to provide a foundation for individuals who are interested in following a career pathway in the health care field. The program includes courses that are valuable for those who are planning to enter nursing or other health-related specialty. Students whose placement test scores show the need to increase levels of proficiency in reading, writing and/or mathematics will be required to enroll in developmental courses so that they are more likely to achieve success in the Advanced Health Care Certificate courses.

This Certificate covers topics such as first aid and safety, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, nutrition, developmental psychology, and the use and abuse of drugs.