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Basic Health Care

2016-17

Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 510000
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Basic Health Care two- to three-term certificate prepares students for work in entry-level positions
in the health care industry. Students gain knowledge and skills pertinent to work in the medical
industry, and are provided a basis of preparation to pursue further training and employment in
allied health career fields and beyond. This certificate is unique in that it provides a diverse range
of electives allowing students to select from a variety of specialty tracks that guide them toward
completion of an additional certificate or degree program.

The U.S. Department of Education requires disclosure of specific information about career and
technical certificate programs to prospective students. Data includes Standard Occupational
Classification (SOC) codes, graduation rates, tuition and fees, typical costs for books and supplies,
job placement rates for students completing the programs, and median loan debt incurred by students
completing the programs. For more information visit www.roguecc.edu/GainfulEmployment.

Additionally, the program provides support to health care employers through professional development
for support workers in academic, personal effectiveness, workplace, and industry-wide technical
health care competencies. The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified
learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline
or program, see www.roguecc.edu/Programs/LearningOutcomes.


Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading,
and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within
their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may also be required
to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success. It is important that students
work closely with an advisor to select courses appropriate to their career goals. Students who are
enrolled in the Basic Health Care certificate are not given advanced placement into limited-entry
programs described in the specialty tracks. Some tracks have limits and restrictions that could
impede placement.


Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and
the program coordinator's approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses
over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being
accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with the director
to determine placement.


Graduation Requirements

Students completing the required credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better will receive
their certificates. Certain prerequisite and required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only.
A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


Prerequisites
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement test score as shown on current indicator chart 0-4
RD30 College Reading or designated placement test score as shown on current indicator chart 0-4
WR30 Fundamentals of Composition II or designated placement test score as shown on current indicator chart 0-4
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-12
Required Courses
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
AH100 Medical Terminology: Introduction 3
BI100SB Biology of Human Body Systems
Note: Some programs require higher-level anatomy and physiology coursework (BI121/BI122 or BI231/BI232/BI233). See specific program graduation guides for details. Students who have completed either BI121 and BI122 or BI231, BI232 and BI233 (the entire sequence of either series) with an equivalent “C” or better grade do not need to take BI100SB.
3
CG155 Exploring Careers in Health Care (corequisite: WR115) or  
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or  
BT101 Human Relations in Organizations 3
CS__ Approved 3-4 credit computer science class, CS120 or above or documented computer proficiency
Note: Successful completion of CS120 or otherwise meeting the proficiency requirement within the last 10 years fulfills this requirement. Contact a computer science adviser to help determine placement.
0-4
HCI120 Introduction to the Health Care Industry (corequisite: WR115) 3
HE261 CPR or  
HE112 Emergency First Aid or  
HE250 Personal Health or  
HE252 First Aid/CPR or  
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life or  
PSY215 Life Span Human Development 1-4
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or  
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level math 4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or  
BT113 Business English I or higher level composition 3-4
  Approved specialty track electives 6-10
  Total Program Credits 26-38
Specialty Track Electives (6-10 credits required)

Electives have been organized into tracks that will lead toward additional certifications or degrees. Any combination of 6-10 credits from the courses listed below will meet program requirements. Some programs require higher-level anatomy and physiology coursework (BI121/BI122 or BI231/BI232/BI233). See specific program graduation guides for details.

Additional coursework is required beyond Basic Health Care certificate courses to complete expanded certificate or degree programs. Some specialty tracks listed require admission through a limited-entry application process that could restrict student accessibility.

Community Health Worker (6 credits)
HCI100 Community Health Worker 6
Dental Assisting (Choose 8-9 credits)
BI211 General Biology I with lab 4
CHEM104 Introductory Chemistry I with lab and recitation 5
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
EMT/Paramedic (10 credits)
ES131 Emergency Medical Technician Part I 4
ES131L Emergency Medical Technician Part I Lab 1
ES132 Emergency Medical Technician Part II 4
ES132L Emergency Medical Technician Part II Lab 1
Exercise Specialist (8 credits)
NFM225 Nutrition 4
SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology or  
PSY215 Life Span Human Development (if not taken as part of core) 4
Health Care Informatics (6 credits)
HCI210 Legal Aspects of Medical Records 3
HCI255 Introduction to Health Care Informatics 3
Human Services (Choose 7-8 credits)
CJ243/SOC243 Drugs, Crime and Addiction 4
HS158 Trauma-informed Care: Theory and Practice 3
SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology 4
PSY201 General Psychology I 4
Massage Therapy (6-10 credits)
Note: Massage courses are available only with instructor approval and are limited in availability.
BI121 Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (if not taken as part of core) 4
MT100 Massage I – Basic Swedish 2
MT101 Asian Bodywork I 2
NFM225 Nutrition 4
Medical Administrative Assistant (Choose 6-10 credits)
CG144 Introduction to Assertiveness 1
EMS165 Introduction to Pharmacology for Health Occupations 2
SPAN101/SPAN102/SPAN103 First Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4
Medical Assistant (Choose 6-10 credits)
AH110 Medical Terminology: Clinical 3
BT111 Conflict Management 2
CG144 Introduction to Assertiveness 1
CG155 Exploring Careers in Health Care (if not taken as part of core) 3
SP100 Basic Communication 3
WR185 Understanding English Grammar 2
Nursing (Choose 8 credits)
BI211 General Biology I with lab 4
NFM225 Nutrition 4
PSY201 General Psychology I 4
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
Pharmacy Technician (Choose 6-10 credits)
CG144 Introduction to Assertiveness 1
CG155 Exploring Careers in Health Care (if not taken as part of core) 3
SPAN101/SPAN102/SPAN103 First Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4
WR185 Understanding English Grammar 2
Sterile Processing Technician (7-8 credits)
BI234 Microbiology with lab 4
CG155 Exploring Careers in Health Care (if not taken as part of core) 3
SPAN101/SPAN102/SPAN103 First Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4

For more information contact the Allied Health Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7846
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7846
email: alliedhealth@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/alliedhealth
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
3345 Redwood Highway • Grants Pass, OR 97527