The Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Basic Allied Health Care was created in response to the region’s need for skilled healthcare workers. The Pathway Certificate consists of an evidence-based curriculum, including a minimum 33-hour internship that gives students a solid foundation in the allied health field. The program supports candidates to move into advanced training programs in the healthcare profession. This certificate provides students with the chance to gain entry-level skills in a high demand career field.
Students must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses in this program must be completed with a ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Basic Allied Health Care is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or demonstrate proficiency)||2|
|WR90||Paragraph Fundamentals (or placement in higher writing course)||3-4|
|or WR90R||Academic Literacy|
|AH100||Introduction to Health Care Careers||2|
|AH111||Medical Terminology I||3|
|AH112||Medical Terminology II||3|
|AH121||Body Structures and Functions I||3|
|AH122||Body Structures and Functions II||3|
|AH152||Medical Law and Ethics||2|
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate general knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and medical law and ethics.
- Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of clinical practice.
- Practice professionalism as it relates to health care.