Certificate in Basic Patient Care
Semester hours required for graduation: 29
Advisors: Heather Anderson
The Basic Patient Care attendant duties include assisting patients with many tasks they cannot do for themselves while they are in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, assisted living facilities, nursing homes or long-term care facilities. Basic Patient Care attendants may assist patients with tasks such as eating, getting out of bed, taking a bath, and brushing their teeth and hair. The Basic Patient Care attendant may also be called hospital attendants, nursing assistants, certified nurse assistant, CNA clinical support associate, health care assistant and nurse’s aides among others depending on the nature of the facility.
This program not eligible for Title IV Funding and is available only to Dual Enrollment students at select area high schools.
A. Major Courses: 29 Credit Hours
AHS 101 Introduction to Health Professions (2)
AHS 104 Medical Vocabulary/Anatomy (3)
AHS 108 Nutrition (3)
AHS 110 Patient Care Procedures (2)
AHS 116 Patient Care Relations (3)
AHS 125 Allied Health Sciences (4)
AHS 160 Introduction to Health (1)
Tuition and book costs reflect the projected cost of the complete program.
Graduation times may vary according to course availability and/or individual course load.
Consult faculty advisor.
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Recommended Course Sequence
Fall Semester I
Spring Semester I
Fall Semester II
Spring Semester II
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