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Healthcare Core Curriculum
Course Code
HCCC 1010  Credits 0.5  0.50 Lec View Details
Title Behaviors for Success in Health Careers 
Description This module focuses on the requirements needed by healthcare workers to effectively work in a variety of health care settings. This includes types of health care facilities and systems, applying for employment, accountability and responsibility; standards of dress, workplace behavior, and approaches needed to assist clients; expectations of teams and team members; common health care facility policies and requirements; and selected medical and departmental abbreviations. Also included is discussion about how health care workers can impact the quality of health care and balance their work and personal life to maintain personal wellness. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HCCC 1020  Credits 1.00 Lec View Details
Title Communication in Healthcare 
Description This module emphasizes the importance of effective communication between and among healthcare workers and their clients. Included are verbal and nonverbal communication, listening skills, interpersonal communication, team communication, documentation and reporting, and the use of electronic communication devices in healthcare facilities. Focus is on the development of effective communication skills to support quality client care. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HCCC 1030  Credits 0.5  0.50 Lec View Details
Title Awareness and Sensitivity to Client Needs 
Description This module presents challenges and issues related to the awareness and sensitivity needed to understand the healthcare needs of clients. Included is the impact disease has on individuals; the emotional, spiritual, and social needs of clients; as well as the type of care needed by different age groups. Also included is the process of death and dying and how that affects clients and their families. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HCCC 1040  Credits 0.5  0.50 Lec View Details
Title Respecting Client and Staff Diversity 
Description This module provides a framework for dealing with diverse residents, clients and staff. Included are belief systems, cultural practices, and respect and sensitivity to cultural and gender issues. Emphasis is placed on awareness and use of effective strategies to appropriately deal with diversity in the workplace. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HCCC 1050  Credits 0.5  0.50 Lec View Details
Title Healthcare Safety and Standard Precautions 
Description This module focuses on the rules and standards related to regulatory policies required of healthcare facilities, as well as personal safety standards and requirements to work in healthcare settings. Included are the principles and standards of infection control; standard precautions; healthcare facility safety policies and strategies to ensure personal, client and resident safety; and procedures to respond to emergencies. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HCCC 1060  Credits 0.5  0.50 Lec View Details
Title Legal Issues in Healthcare 
Description This module focuses on the legal issues related to clients and healthcare workers. Such areas as healthcare laws, client rights and responsibilities, confidentiality, liability, documentation, and regulation are explored. The relationship between ethics and legal issues is discussed, as well as the impact law and regulation has on healthcare systems. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HCCC 1070  Credits 0.5  0.50 Lec View Details
Title Healthcare Ethics 
Description This module emphasizes the use of sound ethical practices in healthcare. Included are ethical principles and standards as they relate to the care of clients and interactions with peers, colleagues, and team members. Ethical frameworks are provided for discussion on understanding the types of ethical challenges in healthcare and the difficult decisions that need to be made. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
HCCC 1100  Credits 1.00 Lec View Details
Title Medical Terminology 
Description This course focuses on the recognition and understanding of medical terms after students learn the meaning of word parts. A systems approach based on human anatomy is used. You will also learn to interpret and implement common medical abbreviations and symbols by utilizing healthcare forms and medical records. Correct pronunciation and spelling of terminology is emphasized. Central Services majors must take this course A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052. Central Services majors must take this course A-F.



Course Code
HCCC 1200  Credits 1.00 Lec View Details
Title Dosage Calculation 
Description This course focuses on the development of the skills necessary to accurately calculate medical dosages for clients in healthcare settings. You will have an opportunity to choose dimensional analysis or ratio and proportion as a means of calculating metric and household medication orders. The course will also introduce special topics of pediatric dosages, syringe markings and powdered medications. You will explore calculations through three-dimensional classroom activities, as well as traditional paper-and-pencil problem-solving. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into MATH 0060.