Medical Terminology

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2 High School Credits
3 College Credits/Dual Enrollment Available

Prerequisite: 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. Students are responsible for the costs of the required Background Check, Drug Test, TB Skin Test and Flu Shot.

This course will prepare students interested in the healthcare field for advanced work at the college level. Subject matter to be covered will include medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and careers in several health occupations. An integral part of the curriculum is to place students at local medical facilities to observe patient care and treatment in an unpaid and observatory capacity. In most cases students must be able to provide their own transportation to internship sites. A mandatory drug screen, Flu shot, TB Skin Test, Background Check and up-to- date immunizations will be required for students to participate in clinical experiences. Consent for the testing and a negative drug screen will be required for a student to remain a full participant in this course. Excellent attendance at the home school and KEC is essential for success in this program. A health occupations student organization (Skills-USA) is provided to support student development. OS 216 Medical Terminology is the course for which students may earn college credit. This class is a 1:1 Chromebook class with most of the assignments given and turned in online to enable students to become college ready in this age of technology.

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