These courses will prepare students interested in the healthcare field for healthcare programs at the advanced level (i.e. medical assisting, surgical technology, occupational or physical therapy, nursing, radiology and many others). Many colleges/two-year programs require a biomedical terminology course as a prerequisite to admission to such programs. With an opportunity to earn dual credit for a comprehensive biomedical terminology course and overview of health science pathways and careers, this program can be a head start. As an added benefit, you will learn basic healthcare skills too.
First Semester, students will focus on Medical Terminology. Students will receive dual credit for OS216-Medical Terminology.
Second Semester, students will advance the medical terminology with an overview of healthcare careers and will reinforce this learning through: field trips, medical rotations and community service projects. Excellent attendance is essential for success in this program.
Prerequisites: Students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher after at least 3 semesters and all applicants must then also have a college-level reading score. This can be demonstrated by ACT/SAT scores, a WriterPlacer score of 5-8, or a reading comprehension score of 70 (scores of 62-69 may be considered by KEC administration). Students who have taken and passed the Certified Nurse Assistant course with a grade of “B” or higher will automatically qualify for this class. To qualify for clinicals students must complete a Background Check, Drug Test, TB Skin Test and Flu Shot. Students are responsible for the cost of clinical requirements.