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Health Foundations Certificate

Program Code: CHA.20530

Advanced Certificate: Upon completion of the Health Foundation Certificate you will have established a broad knowledge base that can lead to potential healthcare careers. The certificate allows an individual to complete coursework that builds or supports other advanced certificate or degree options in career fields like dental hygiene, dental assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing (registered nurse and practical nurse), surgical technology, physical therapy assistant, respiratory therapy or radiography. The individual will also have the ability to take the State examination and then meet the requirements to become a certified nursing assistant which can lead to employment in acute or long-term care areas.

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ENG 1113College Composition I ______________
HSC 1052Medical Terminology ______________
CNA 100W3.7Certified Nursing Assistant Training ______________
CNA 100LW1.3Certified Nursing Assistant Lab ______________

Certificate requires that a minimum of 14 credits from the following list be completed.


CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
BIO 140W5Essentials Of Human Anatomy & Physiology ______________
OR ______________
BIO 152W(4)Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND ______________
BIO 153W(4)Human Anatomy & Physiology II ______________
OR ______________
BIO 240(4)Human Anatomy AND ______________
BIO 241(4)Physiology ______________
ENG 1123College Composition II OR ______________
ENG 113(3)Technical Communication ______________
LW 2223The Science of Nutrition and Exercise ______________
MTH 1172Math for Allied Health ______________
PHL 215W3Health Care Ethics ______________
PSY 101W3Applied Psychology OR ______________
PSY 211W(4)General Psychology ______________
SOC 211W3Principles of Sociology ______________

24/36Total Credits Required


1 - The student should meet with an Academic Advisor or Counselor to align the health foundation certificate with another program of study, if that is the student’s goal, to assure that they are meeting program specific requirements.
2 - All courses will require a “C” minimum grade to earn the advanced health foundation certificate. However, program specific requirements in related degrees may require higher grade requirements in order to gain admission into the specific program.
3 - Some courses have prerequisite courses or reading, writing and math levels that must be attained through assessment testing before enrollment in the course.
4 - The CNA course requires completion of a criminal background check that must be approved before entering the clinical agency.

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