The Health Services Certificate is a 19 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

ADMINISTRATION & ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE (10160131)

3.00

Focuses on the administration and organization of health care delivery systems utilized in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Examines health care planning, regulations, political impact and major health care issues including law and ethics.

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (10501101)

3.00

Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

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BODY, STRUCTURE & FUNCTION (10806110)

3.00

Introduces structures and functions of normal human anatomy using a body systems approach. Learners will have the opportunity to demonstrate competency of select course objectives with the online simulated laboratory software. Provides a flexible, online introduction to the concepts of General Anatomy and Physiology.

CULTURE OF HEALTHCARE (10501104)

2.00

Introduces the culture of healthcare for students interested in working in various healthcare settings. Learners examine professionalism, interpersonal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills and patient privacy and confidentiality issues as they relate to healthcare.

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DIGITAL LITERACY FOR HEALTHCARE (10501107)

2.00

Focuses on the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined.

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FOUNDATIONS OF HIM (10530162)

3.00

Introduces learners to the healthcare delivery system, focusing on the various types of healthcare organizations, the roles, responsibilities and interrelationships of healthcare providers and professionals, and the external forces that influence healthcare delivery. Sets an understanding for the expectations and standards related to professional ethics, confidentiality and security of health information. Differentiates the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data standards, and the relationships between them to facilitate primary and secondary record systems, and health information processing. Prepares learners to collect and maintain health data to ensure a complete and accurate health record, according to organizational policies, external regulations and standards.

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HUMAN DISEASE FOR HLTH PROFES (10530182)

3.00

Prepares learners to interpret clinical documentation that they will encounter in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on understanding the common disorders and diseases of each body system to include the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and results, and medical treatments and surgical procedures.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1023.