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Introduction to Health Care Careers - Certificate

1) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified
Introduction to Health Care Careers - 30 credit Certificate
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Humanities requirement
Choose one 2000 level 3 credit Humanities course.
3 cr
Math requirement
Choose one 3 credit Math course.
3 cr
College Writing I
This course involves expository writing based on experience, direct observation, research and reading with emphasis on critical thinking skills, rhetorical strategies, and style. (Meets MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisites: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
23 crs
Nursing Assistant
This 80-hour course develops skills, attitudes and knowledge essential for direct and supportive care in long-term care facilities. Class meets OBRA requirements and MN Board of Nursing standards. Skills are demonstrated in supervised laboratory and clinical environment. This is a prerequisite for incoming LPN students. Recent mantoux test taken up to 90 days prior to class start must be brought to first class. Twenty hours of clinical experience are included in this class. Note: Clinical days begin at 7:00 a.m. for daytime classes in Winona. The 80-hour MN Nursing Assistant class and being placed on the MN Registry does not qualify Nurse Aides to work in WI. Students are required to have a background check by submitting paperwork the first day of class. If background check does not pass, student will not be allowed to attend clinicals and a refund will not be issued. (Prerequisites: none) (3 credits: 1 lecture/2 lab)

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3 cr
Introduction to Laboratory Sciences
This course introduces students to the Clinical Laboratory and the role of the Phlebotomist, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Medical Laboratory Scientist. Students will learn about educational requirements, employment opportunities, certification, licensure, regulation and professional and patient code of ethics. Topics include medical terminology, laboratory safety, standard precautions, quality assurance, laboratory math and basic laboratory skills. Students will perform simple laboratory tests. (Prerequisites: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
This course provides instruction in blood collection procedures and techniques. Students will learn about terminology, safety, customer service, the circulatory system, equipment, and specimen transport/processing. Students will perform routine venipunctures, capillary puncture, and special collection procedures in the classroom and in a clinical setting. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
7 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 30

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