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Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Allied Health

Brief Description

The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Allied Health degree is a bridge between allied health certificates and a transfer degree. The degree is designed to prepare students to enter the allied health workplace with strong knowledge and skills in college-level math, science, social science and humanities. Degree completers are also eligible to enter related BAS programs at Bellevue College or other system colleges. The degree is designed to provide vertical mobility to individuals with professional certificates in Allied Health disciplines or to provide skills to individuals who have general education credits but no professional training. The degree also provides a link between a certificate, the associate degree, and an applied baccalaureate degree.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Locate and understand theoretical underpinnings of specialty within Allied Health.
  • Appreciate the role of scientific inquiry and the changing nature of evidence-based medicine.
  • Work effectively as a member of health care team
  • Understand how Allied Health professions contribute to health care delivery.
  • Advocate on behalf of patients to diverse health care practitioners and patient care teams.
  • Improve oral and written communications, spoken communication, critical thinking, and quantitative analysis to reflect expertise at the Associate's level.

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
Certificate
Complete One or More of the Linked
Professional Certificates to Equal 29 - 50 credits

(The transferability of certificates from other institutions
is not guaranteed and must meet the applicable transfer guidelines
of Bellevue College. Transferability will be evaluated on a case by case basis.)
Health Unit Coordinator 50
Alcohol & Drug Counseling 46
Emergency Department Technician 44
Medical Office Reception 33
Phlebotomy Technician 31
Clinical Lab Assistant 29
Choose 26 credits of General Education from the following Distribution Areas:
Communications 5 Total
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (REQUIRED)
Humanities 5 Total
Humanities (at least 5 credits)
Choose at least one Humanities course from the list on page 2 of the worksheet.
One course (either Humanities or Social Science) must meet the
Cultural Diversity Requirement, also on page 2 of the worksheet.
(CMST& 101, 250, CMST 280, or ENGL& 235 are recommended)
Natural Science (With Lab)
Choose from the Following:
6 Total
BIOL& 211 Biology Majors Cellular or Animal or Plant (6 Cr)
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (6 Cr)
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (6 Cr)
BIOL& 260 Microbiology (6 Cr)
CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry (6 Cr)
CHEM&131 Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry (6 Cr)
PHYS& 114 General Physics I (6 Cr)
PHYS& 115 General Physics II (6 Cr)
PHYS& 116 General Physics III (6 Cr)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
Choose at least one Math course from the following:
5 Total
MATH& 107 Math in Society (5 Cr)
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics (5 Cr)
MATH& 141 Precalculus I (5 Cr)
Social Science 5 Total
Social Science (at least 5 credits)
Choose at least one Social Science course from the list on page 2 of the worksheet.
One course (either Social Science or Humanities) must meet the
Cultural Diversity Requirement, also on page 2 of the worksheet.
(PSYC& 100 or 200 are recommended)
Choose 19-39 additional credits of General Education from the list on Page 3 of the Worksheet:
19-39 Credits of General Education Electives (refer to list on page 3 of worksheet)
Allied Health Electives (up to 21 credits)
Choose up 21 discipline specific credits from the Allied Health certificates
at the top of this worksheet, or from the courses below to meet degree total
of 90 credits (individual courses may only be taken for credit once).
HLTH 222 Drugs and Society 5
HLTH 260 Wilderness First Aid 4
HPRO 100 Introduction to Healthcare 5
HPRO 116 Nursing Assistant Foundations 4
HPRO 117 Basic Technical Skills 1
HPRO 118 Nursing Assistant Clinical Practicum 2
HPRO 130 Human Relations in Healthcare Settings 4
HPRO 131 Medical Law and Ethics 2
Total   90

Certificate of Achievement Health Unit Coordinator

Brief Description

This health professional is responsible for maintaining and supporting a healthcare facility. Their duties include setting up hospital admittance charts, performing data entry, ordering lab tests and x-rays, transcribing physician orders, maintaining patient records, and managing facility communications. Due to the high turnover rate of this entry-level position, job opportunities are excellent.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic human anatomical structure and body functions
  • Interpret, understand, and use basic medical and laboratory terminology
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer applications
  • Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills
  •  Interact and communicate with a diverse client base, with sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Demonstrate the ability to use an electronic admitting system for admitting, discharging, and transferring pre-operative and post-operative patients
  • Demonstrate the ability to check patients into a doctor's office, including
    complete knowledge of insurance types and restrictions and
    proficiency in medical billing and coding

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 104 Keyboarding Review & Speed Building 3
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 161 Computer Software Fundamentals 5
HPRO 100 Introduction to Healthcare 5
HPRO 105 Training for Healthcare Workers 2
HPRO 120 Medical Terminology 3
HPRO 125 Introduction to Human Systems 5
HPRO 130 Human Relations in Healthcare Settings  4
HPRO 131 Medical Law and Ethics 2
HPRO 134 Basic Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals 2
HPRO 135 Medical Reception Skills and Procedures 3
HPRO 174 Health Unit Coordinator I 5
HPRO 175 Health Unit Coordinator II 5
HPRO 176 Health Unit Coordinator III Externship 5
Total   50

Certificate of Accomplishment Emergency Department Technician

Brief Description

An Emergency Department Technician assesses and manages a wide range of emergency conditions in addition to assisting in wound care and orthopedic splint application. This mid-level position is often the stepping stone for further advancement into nursing or medical school. Because of upward mobility within the field, openings are frequent for new applicants.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Possess clinical skills, knowledge, and competency performance as an Emergency Department Technician in emergency situations in a hospital setting
  • Assess emergency situations and perform necessary procedures
  • Assist physicians and other healthcare workers
  • Utilize specialized medical equipment
  • Assist with wound care, orthopedic splinting, specimen collection
  • Assist with patient monitoring for cardiac, respiratory, nervous, and genito-urinary emergencies

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials 5
HPRO 105 Training for Healthcare Workers 2
HPRO 120 Medical Terminology 3
HPRO 125 Introduction to Human Systems 5
HPRO 130 Human Relations in Healthcare Settings 4
HPRO 134 Basic Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals 2
HPRO 141 Phlebotomy Technician I 8
HPRO 180 Emergency Department Clinical Skill I 7
HPRO 181 Emergency Department Technician Externship 5
Total   44

Certificate of Accomplishment Clinical Lab Assistant

Brief Description

Clinical lab assistants perform laboratory work such as processing and testing specimens, reporting the results, and performing data entry. This is an entry-level position available in many medical settings. Graduates of this program should have a hiring advantage over applicants with no laboratory training.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Apply the theory associated with laboratory testing in the areas of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, toxicology, serology and urinalysis
  • Interpret and use terminology and abbreviations associated with clinical laboratory testing and processing
  • Prepare laboratory specimens following quality assurance and quality control protocols, perform basic tests, and interpret, record, and report results in the areas of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, toxicology, serology and urinalysis
  • Accurately communicate test results to healthcare personnel
  • Communicate respectfully and professionally with co-workers, health care professionals, customers, patients, and their families
  • Practice responsible and confidential communications and apply an understanding of clinical lab laws and ethics as required in health care practice
  • Recognize and respect cultural influences and practices

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
HPRO 100 Introduction to Healthcare 5
HPRO 105 Training for Healthcare Workers 2
HPRO 120 Medical Terminology 3
HPRO 125 Introduction to Human Systems 5
HPRO 130 Human Relations in Healthcare Settings 4
HPRO 146 Clinical Lab Assistant I 5
HPRO 147 Clinical Lab Assistant II 5
Total   29

Certificate of Accomplishment Medical Office Reception

Brief Description

Medical office reception employees go by several names (receptionist, staffing assistant, admitting registrar, patient care coordinator) and are often the first person a patient talks to on entering a medical facility. Their duties typically include greeting the patient, taking information, referring patient questions to appropriate sources, scheduling visits, and answering the phone. These positions are usually entry-level and although they require no credentialing, the training and experience offered through this certificate should provide a hiring advantage to job seekers.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Read, spell, understand and pronounce basic terms of medical terminology and apply them appropriately
  • Demonstrate competence in operating a personal computer system and its applications
  • Communicate respectfully and professionally with co-workers, health care professionals, customers, patients, and their families
  • Practice responsible and confidential communications and apply an understanding of laws and ethics as required in health care practice
  • Recognize and respect cultural influences and perceptions
  • Work within an integrated system of jobs and professions that make up the health care delivery system

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 104 Keyboarding Review & Speed Building 3
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials 5
HPRO 100 Introduction to Healthcare 5
HPRO 105 Training for Healthcare Workers 2
HPRO 120 Medical Terminology 3
HPRO 125 Introduction to Human Systems 5
HPRO 130 Human Relations in Healthcare Settings 4
HPRO 131 Medical Law and Ethics 2
HPRO 135 Medical Reception Skills and Procedures 3
Total   33

Certificate of Accomplishment Phlebotomy Technician

Brief Description

Phlebotomists are primarily responsible for drawing blood and conducting other specimen collections. They must be adept at recognizing conditions that may alter a collection, have a high regard for patient safety, and be capable of communicating with both the laboratory and the patient. Washington State does not require national certification to be a phlebotomist, but graduates of this certificate should have a hiring advantage over applicants with no formal training.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • Select correct blood collection tube for ordered test
  • Select best vein for blood draws
  • Use alternative techniques such as capillary punctures or bleeding times
  • Use correct labeling and documentation techniques

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
HPRO 100 Introduction to Healthcare 5
HPRO 105 Training for Healthcare Workers 2
HPRO 120 Medical Terminology 3
HPRO 125 Introduction to Human Systems 5
HPRO 130 Human Relations in Healthcare Settings 4
HPRO 141 Phlebotomy Technician I 8
HPRO 144 Phlebotomy Externship 4
Total   31

Certificate of Accomplishment Emergency Department Technician Professional

Brief Description

An Emergency Department Technician assesses and manages a wide range of emergency conditions in addition to assisting in wound care and orthopedic splint application. This mid-level position is often the stepping stone for further advancement into nursing or medical school. Because of upward mobility within the field, openings are frequent for new applicants. The "professional" version of this certificate is only open to EMT's and board certified CNA's (with a minimum of 1 year work experience in the field).

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Possess clinical skills, knowledge, and competency performance as an Emergency Department Technician in emergency situations in a hospital setting
  • Assess emergency situations and perform necessary procedures
  • Assist physicians and other healthcare workers
  • Utilize specialized medical equipment
  • Assist with wound care, orthopedic splinting, specimen collection
  • Assist with patient monitoring for cardiac, respiratory, nervous, and genito-urinary emergencies

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
HPRO 141 Phlebotomy Technician I 8
HPRO 180 Emergency Department Clinical Skill I 7
HPRO 181 Emergency Department Technician Externship 5
Total   20

Certificate of Completion Healthcare Professions Basics

Brief Description

The Healthcare Professions Basics certificate provides foundation courses for students hoping to enter the healthcare field. These classes constitute the core curriculum of various other certificate programs offered through Health Professions.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Understand and apply medical terminology appropriately.
  •  Describe the anatomy and physiology of the various systems of the body.
  •  Work in a professional manner with other members of the health care team and with members of the public.
  • Practice responsible and confidential communications and apply an understanding of health care laws and ethics as required in health care practice
  •  Apply quality control techniques used to perform healthcare procedures.
  • Accurately communicate test results to healthcare personnel.
  •  Recognize the role that culture plays in his/her own practices and perceptions.

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
HPRO 100 Introduction to Healthcare 5
HPRO 105 Training for Healthcare Workers 2
HPRO 120 Medical Terminology 3
HPRO 125 Introduction to Human Systems 5
HPRO 130 Human Relations in Healthcare Settings 4
Total   19

Certificate of Completion Nursing Assistant - Certified

Brief Description

The Nursing Assistant Certified certificate consists of 130 hours of didactic education, training in a skills laboratory, and clinical experience in both a nursing home and hospital. Students learn skills that prepare them to provide basic assistance to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. This course is approved and certified by both WA Department of Social and Health Services and Department of Health. Students who successfully complete the Nursing Assistant Certified training program are eligible to take the NNAAP Exam and to become licensed in WA State.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Identify basic needs of adults and apply that knowledge while providing daily care to residents, patients, and clients
  • Recognize emergency situations and procedures and respond appropriately
  • Employ safety and infection control procedures
  • Communicate effectively with residents, patients, clients, and other members of the health care team
  • Apply critical thought in new situations
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Recognize and respond to the individual needs of residents, patients and clients in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Use the principles of restorative and rehabilitative care

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
HPRO 116 Nursing Assistant Foundations 4
HPRO 117 Basic Technical Skills 1
HPRO 118 Nursing Assistant Clinical Practicum 2
Total   7

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