Foundation Courses

In order to best prepare students for careers in healthcare, the Allied Health department has identified several foundation areas that apply to all of our programs. These foundation courses are required for all of the certificates offered by the Allied Health department. By establishing a common set of base knowledge and skills, students in the Allied Health programs have a stronger and broader education on which to build their program specific goals. The use of foundation courses also allows students to more easily transition between programs, or build on programs to achieve additional goals in both Allied Health and other healthcare professions.

Please note:

  • All Allied Health programs are open enrollment.
  • The foundation courses may be taken in any order, though generally must be completed before moving into the program courses.
  • There are options to select more advanced courses with in the foundation areas, these courses may have defined prerequisite or placement standards.
  • Those with questions about education planning, transfers, substitutions etc.; should schedule with an advisor prior to enrolling to ensure the best course selection.

The following table outlines the foundation courses for ALL Allied Health programs as of Fall 2016:

 

Foundation Courses  
AHE 100Introduction to Healthcare5 Cr.
AHE 110Medical Terminology5 Cr.
AHE 120Safety for Healthcare2 Cr.
BIOL 108
- OR -
AHE 130
- OR -
* t BIOL 241
- AND -
* t BIOL 242
Human Biology
- - -
Human Systems
- - -
Anatomy & Physiology I
- - -
Anatomy & Physiology II
6 Cr.
- - -
5 Cr.
- - -
6 Cr.
- - -
6 Cr.
CMST 280
- OR -
AHE 140
- OR -
BUS 120
Intercultural Communication
- - -
Professional Relations in Healthcare
- - -
Organizational Behavior
5 Cr.
- - -
5 Cr.
- - -
5 Cr.
HLTH 145
- OR -
HLTH 250
- OR -
NUTR 100
- OR -
t NUTR 101
Wellness for Healthcare
- - -
Wellness
- - -
Survey of Nutrition
- - -
Nutrition
3 Cr.
- - -
5 Cr.
- - -
5 Cr.
- - -
5 Cr.
t IT 101
- OR -
t CS 101
- OR -
BTS 161
Introduction to Information Technology
- - -
Technology and Computer Science
- - -
Business Software Essentials
5 Cr.
- - -
5 Cr.
- - -
5 Cr.

Sub-Total Foundation:

30 - 39 Cr.
BOLD courses are the standard department recommendation, any listed course may be selected as an alternative. Courses not listed, though of equivalent content (including transfer) may be eligible for substitution following the Bellevue College transfer and/or substitution policies.
* Both BIOL&241 and BIOL&242 must be completed to meet the anatomy and physiology standard, if this option is selected.
t Some courses have defined prerequisite or placement standards, please see the course catalog for requirements for these courses.

Last Updated July 20, 2016