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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: LPN to RN Track
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) in Nursing at the Registered Nurse (RN) level. When the graduate successfully passes the examination, the nursing graduate will be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State Board of Nursing.

This program prepares you to take the NCLEX exam in the state of Michigan. Graduates who want to practice in other states should review those requirements via that Board of Nursing. For Board of Nursing requirements in other states, please see the NCSBN website.

The LPN to RN track is designed for Practical Nurses with current licensure. Admission into the AASN program requires current LPNs to apply for the nursing program and successfully complete NUR 204 – Nursing Role Transitions course with a minimum of 2.5.

Those who pass NUR 204 are moved into open seats in the 2nd year of the AASN program.

Priority is given to students based on the following criteria:

  1. Final grade in NUR 204
  2. Previous GOCC graduate (PN Certificate)
  3. In-district resident
  4. Date nursing application received

NUR 204 – Nursing Role Transition is offered in the winter semester. Students moving into the AASN program will begin the following fall semester.

Required Credential

Practical Nurse Certificate or Licensure at least 30 Credits†

 

Communication (6 credit hours)

**ENG 121 English Composition* †3 Credits/3 Contacts
ENG 122 English Composition* †3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities/Social Science (4 credit hours)

**PSY 101 Psychology* †4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (11 credit hours)

**BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* †4 Credits/6 Contacts
**BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* †4 Credits/6 Contacts

 

Required Courses

NUR 204 Nursing Role Transition 2 Credits/5 Contacts
NUR 211 Medical/Surgical Nursing II 6 Credits/10 Contacts
NUR 218 Mental Health Nursing 4 Credits/7 Contacts
NUR 219 Pharmacology III 2 Credits/2 Contacts
NUR 221 Medical/Surgical Nursing III 5 Credits/8 Contacts
NUR 224 Family Nursing 6 Credits/9 Contacts
NUR 230 Professional Issues in Nursing 2 Credits/2 Contacts
Total: at least 60 Credits
*Course has prerequisite(s).
** Courses typically transferred in from the student’s LPN program. Appropriate substitutions may be approved upon request.
† Some of the 30 credit-hour block corresponding to the Practical Nurse certificate contains program prerequisites listed above

All courses taken at GOCC that apply towards the degree must be completed with a grade of 2.5 or higher.

Admission Requirements

All applicants holding a Practical Nurse license must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed Nursing program application to the Nursing Division office.
  • Submit a copy of the applicant’s current Michigan LPN license to the Nursing Division office.
  • Submit a letter from an employer confirming a minimum of 540 hours of employment as an LPN within the past year. Individuals who do not meet the employment requirements may meet with the Director of Nursing to discuss options.
  • Submit two (2) references, one from the applicant’s Director of Nursing and one from the applicant’s nurse supervisor, which speak to the applicant’s professionalism and clinical competence.
  • Complete the NUR 204 Nursing Role Transition course with a grade of 2.5 or higher

Admission to Nursing Program

Students who complete NUR 204 with a 2.5 or higher will be accepted into available open seats in the second year of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing based on the following criteria:

  1. Highest NUR 204 Course Grade
  2. Previous GOCC Nursing Program Graduate (PN Certificate)
  3. In-District Resident
  4. Date Nursing Application Received

Program Requirements

  • Students may not enroll in NUR 204 until they have met with the Director of Nursing.
  • Students accepted into the program must receive a grade of 2.5 or higher in each required course taken at GOCC.
  • Students who receive any final grades below 2.5 in a course will not be allowed to progress until they have made up their deficiencies by repeating the course(s) and earning at least a 2.5 final grade.
  • If a student fails two courses in the nursing curriculum (could be the same course), they are dismissed from the program and shall not be readmitted.
  • Any student who leaves the program for any reason cannot be guaranteed readmission.

 

Scope & Sequence:

Winter 1 Fall 1 Winter 2
NUR 204 NUR 211 ENG 122
NUR 218 NUR 221
NUR 219 NUR 224
NUR 230

 

Tuition is calculated on contact hours.

Current/Updated: 5/14/2020

Employment Information

Outlook

Overall, job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be good, according to the Department of Labor statistics. Demand for healthcare services will increase because of the aging population, given that older people typically have more medical problems than younger people. Nurses also will be needed to educate and care for clients with various chronic conditions, such as arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and obesity.

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate client care, educate clients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to clients and their family members.

Duties of registered nurses include:

  • Record clients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Administer clients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for clients’ care or contribute to existing plans
  • Observe clients and record the observations
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach clients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Registered nurses’ duties and titles often depend on where they work and the clients they work with. For example, an oncology nurse may work with cancer clients or a geriatric nurse may work with elderly clients. Some registered nurses combine one or more areas of practice. For example, a pediatric oncology nurse works with children and teens who have cancer.

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Medical Assistant Certificate
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional InformationAdmissions Process

The Certified Medical Assistant is one of the most sought after careers in the healthcare field as a result of the diversity in the skill preparation. The Medical Assistant’s skills are utilized in both the administrative and clinical aspects of the medical office. Phlebotomy, medication administration and surgical assisting are among the many clinical skills acquired in the Medical Assisting Program. Some of the administrative skills a Medical Assistant may perform are: health insurance coding and billing, insurance processing, patient scheduling and the entering of data into the Electronic Medical Record.

The Glen Oaks Community College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Programs is located at 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350.

Graduates of the accredited program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination. Passing the examination allows the graduate to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA-AAMA). The Medical Assistant can further his or her education by earning an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health. The Medical Assistant Certificate is a competency-based program of study.

NOTE: Placement Evaluation required prior to admission into the Medical Assistant program:

  • Placement into BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications
  • Placement into MATH 100 Introductory Algebra or higher or meet corresponding ACT/SAT scores

Required Coursework (36 Credit Hours)

ALH 205 Pharmacology for Health Occupations* 3 credits
ALH 218 Medical Terminology* 3 credits
ALH 222 Disease Conditions* 3 credits
ALH 230 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures* 4 credits
ALH 232 Administrative I – Medical Office Procedures* 4 credits
ALH 233 Administrative II – Advanced Medical Office Procedures* 4 credits
ALH 235 Medical Assistant Clinical I* 3 credits
ALH 236 Medical Assistant Clinical II* 3 credits
ALH 238 Medical Assistant Practicum* 3 credits
ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics* 3 credits
ALH 290 CMA Exam Review* 3 credits
Minimum Hours Required: 36 credits
*Course has a prerequisite/placement evaluation

 

  1. The student will make application for Medical Assistant Certificate program to the Medical Assisting Program Chair. A guided pathway is then planned with the student for successful completion of the program.
  2. The student must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in order to enter the clinical portion of the program. No grade can be lower than 2.0. A 2.5 GPA in clinical courses, ALH 230, 235 and 236 and administrative courses, ALH 232 and 233 must be achieved and special behavioral grading criteria must be met.
  3. Qualification for the practicum requires the student to have completed with an overall 2.5 GPA or above. ALH 290 – Medical Assistant Certification Exam Review is taken concurrently with the practicum and includes completing the Certification Exam for Medical Assisting.

 

Effective: Fall 2015

Employment Information

Apply your certificate toward a degree

This certificate can be applied toward
the Associate of Applied Science in
Allied Health degree, for those seeking
increased responsibilities, supervisory
roles and health care office management
in physician offices, health care clinics,
hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small
health care businesses.

Medical assistants help physicians and other health care professionals examine and treat patients, as well as perform routine tasks needed to keep a medical office running efficiently. They measure vital signs, help patients feel comfortable in the doctor’s office, document patient history, and often explain the doctor’s instructions.

Jobs are available in physician offices, hospitals, outpatient or health care facilities, such as specialty offices and clinics. Work ranges from answering phones, greeting patients and scheduling appointments to taking medical histories, performing basic laboratory tests and administering medications, assisting the physician with minor surgical procedures, and removing sutures and changing dressings.

Requirements of the role include knowledge of medical terminology, communication skills, technical skills and office management skills. The ability to maintain confidentiality is a must, as medical assistants deal with sensitive patient data.


Program Information

The goal of this program is to prepare entry-level medical assistants who are competent in both administrative and clinical duties. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Medical Assistant Certificate is diverse and flexible. Graduates are eligible for national certification and can become certified medical assistants (CMA-AAMA).

Is this for me?

Consider a career in medical assisting if you enjoy helping people during stressful times in their lives and can move seamlessly between being hands-on with patients and handling phones and paperwork.

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2016 median salary for medical assistants was $31,540 per year.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth in employment of medical assistants of 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients. Medical assistants who earn certification and have familiarity with electronic health records (EHRs) may have better job prospects.


Medical Assistant Accreditation

The Glen Oaks Community College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is located at 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350. www.caahep.org

The goal of the Glen Oaks Community College Medical Assistant Program is to prepare competent entry level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Guided Pathway

 

  1. Register for admission to the college
  2. Declare Medical Assistant Program interest; (students are not considered to be in the Medical Assistant Program certificate completion rotation until they have met all course requirements to enter the Fall semester clinical courses: ALH 230 and ALH 235 as below)
  3. Meet Placement Evaluation in basic math and English criteria:
    1. Placement in BUS 111 Contemporary Business and Technical Communications
    2. Placement in MATH 060 Basic Mathematics Skills or higher
    3. OR meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores
    4. No course may be transferred into the Medical Assistant program that contains AAMA core competencies. No experiential credit is awarded.
    5. Meet with Medical Assistant Program chair to plan a guided pathway for successful completion of the program.
  4. If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
  5. Complete course prerequisite: (minimum of 2.0 required)
    1. ALH 218 Medical Terminology
  6. The Medical Assistant Program may be completed, as outlined below, in three semesters beginning in the fall. A student may choose to take courses over a longer period of time and enter the clinical portion of the program after those are completed. Courses that may be taken before the clinical portion of the program include: ALH 222 Disease Conditions, ALH 232 Administrative I, ALH 233 Administrative II, and ALH 250 Medical Law and Bioethics. These courses are a part of other ALH certificates and if successfully passed may be brought into the Medical Assisting Certificate.

 

Clinical Portion
Program capped for entry at this point at 20 students
Fall semester:
Student declares Medical Assistant Program for certificate completion and meets all prior GPA criteria (Minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained at each entry level, no grade can be lower than 2.0)

ALH 230, 232, 233, 235 & 236 must each be passed with a minimum of 2.5 (80%) and special professional behavioral grading criteria must be met.

  1. ALH 230 – Medical Office Laboratory Procedures
  2. ALH 232 – Administrative I (this course may be taken along with prerequisites or other non-clinical courses)
  3. ALH 235 – Medical Assistant Clinical I
  4. ALH 250 – Medical Law and Bioethics (this course may be taken along with prerequisites or other non-clinical courses)

 

Winter semester:
Student meets all prior GPA criteria (minimum of 2.5 required for program completion-no grade can be lower than 2.0)

Clinical courses must each be passed with a minimum of 2.5 (80%) and special behavioral grading criteria must be met.

  1. ALH 205 – Pharmacology
  2. ALH 222 – Disease Conditions (this course may be taken along with prerequisites or other non-clinical courses)
  3. ALH 233 – Administrative II (this course may be taken along with prerequisites or other non-clinical courses)
  4. ALH 236 – Medical Assistant Clinical II

 

Summer Semester:
Student meets all prior GPA criteria (AN OVERALL GPA OF 2.5 with instructor recommendations required for practicum placement – no grade can be lower than 2.0)

  1. Complete Practicum Preparations
  2. Complete ALH 238 Medical Assistant Practicum – 200 hours in a physician office (minimum of 2.5 required for course completion)
  3. Must take ALH 290 Medical Assistant Exam Review concurrently (minimum of 2.5 required for course completion and completion of the National Medical Assisting Certification Exam is a course requirement)
  4. Students may be chosen by GPA to continue on for PBT practicum
  5. Apply for graduation certificates and/or degrees in the Student Services Department. May also print the form online.
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Medical Administrative Specialist Certificate
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional InformationAdmissions Process
The Medical Administrative Specialist serves a key role in the medical office, clinic or hospital setting. This multi-skilled practitioner is competent in medical records management, insurance processing, coding and billing, management of practice finances, information processing, and fundamental office tasks. The practitioner maintains familiarity with clinical and technical concepts to coordinate administrative office functions in the health care setting. This program is approved by American Medical Technologists (AMT is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies NCCA) as a program of study for those who wish to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist – CMAS (AMT).

Required Coursework

ALH 205 Pharmacology* 3 credits
ALH 218 Medical Terminology* 3 credits
ALH 232 Administrative I – Medical Office Procedures* 4 credits
ALH 233 Administrative II – Advanced Medical Office Procedures* 4 credits
ALH 250 Medical Law& Bioethics* 3 credits
ALH 281 Medical Administrative Specialist Practicum* 3 credits
BIO 101 Human Biology* 3 credits
OR
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
AND
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits
BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications* 4 credits
BUS 222 Medical Keyboarding/Word Processing* 3 credits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers and Software* 4 credits
COM 110 Interpersonal Communications* 3 credits

 

Business Focus – Add these courses

ACCT 109 Payroll Accounting* 2 credits
BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications* 3 credits
BUS 260 Small Business Management* 3 credits

 

Coding Focus – Add these courses

ALH 111 Diagnostic Coding 3 credits
ALH 210 Procedural Coding 3 credits
ALH 240 Insurance Claims Processing 3 credits
Total: 45-50 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

  1. The student must achieve a “C” or 2.0 GPA in all curriculum courses.
  2. Qualifications for the practicum requires that students have all course work completed and an overall 2.5 GPA or above.
  3. All instructors must recommend the student for practicum.
  4. The process of determining who will enter the program will be selective.

 

Effective: Fall 2011
Current as: 7/16/14

Employment Information

Apply your certificate toward a degree

This certificate can also be applied toward
the Associate of Applied Science in
Allied Health degree, for those seeking
increased responsibilities, supervisory
roles and health care office management
in physician offices, health care clinics,
hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small
health care businesses.

Medical Administrative Specialists are multi-skilled in medical records and health information and play key roles in the medical office, clinic or hospital setting. They organize and manage health information data, insurance processing, coding and billing, practice finance and fundamental office management tasks. A Medical Administrative Specialist is very familiar with clinical and technical concepts required to coordinate administrative office functions in a health care setting.

Jobs are available in physicians’ offices, health clinics, outpatient facilities, medical laboratories, hospitals, health insurance companies, medical supply and equipment businesses, and pharmaceutical companies.

Duties and skills vary by the size of office. In a small practice, the job may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, composing and processing correspondence, collecting and recording payments, maintaining financial reports and patient files. In a large office, the job will focus on more of the non-patient, office duties and work more directly with the facility’s administrative office team.

Physician office coding specialists are in high demand; these medical records employees classify diagnoses and procedures to facilitate billing
and reimbursement from insurance companies.


Program Information

Glen Oaks offers a coding certification which, added to either a medical assistant or medical administrative specialist certification, is a path to greater advantages in this ever-growing field. In the medical administrative specialist program, you may choose the original “business” route, the “coding” route or both. You may also, if you have the prerequisites, take the coding courses to update your skills! Graduates of the medical administrative specialist program may receive national certification as a Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) from American Medical Technologists (AMT); those who take the coding option are prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Office (CCS-P) or the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2016 median salary for medical records or health information technicians was $38,040 per year and for secretaries and administrative assistants was $37,230 per year.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth in employment of health information technicians of 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations and for administrative assistants of 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. Those who have experience with coding, word processing and create spreadsheets, should have the best job prospects.


Is this for me?

Consider a career in the field of medical records or health information if you pay attention to detail, are extremely organized, type well, can communicate information accurately between one person and another, and can maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Guided Pathway

 

Coding Focus
  1. Register for admission to the college.
  2. Declare Medical Administrative Specialist Program interest (by filling out application and returning to Carol Naccarato).
  3. Meet Compass (or other course placement determined by the college) basic math and English criteria:
    1. ENG 063 – Reading for College or placement in BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications or higher on Compass test.
    2. ENG 073 – Essentials for College Writing or placement in BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications or higher on Compass test.
  4. If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
  5. Complete course prerequisites: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required – with no grade lower than 2.0)
    1. ALH 218 – Medical Terminology
    2. BIO 101 – Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 210 & 211 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
    3. CIS 101 – Introduction to Computers and Software
    4. CIS 233 – Word Processing I
    5. BUS 101 – Student Success/College Skills
    6. BUS 121 – Intermediate Keyboarding/Word I or equivalent high school experience
    7. BUS 222 – Advanced Keyboarding-Medical
  6. SUGGESTED COURSE ROTATION: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than 2.0) ALH 232 and ALH 233 must be passed with a minimum grade of 2.5 (80%) and special professional behavioral grading criteria must be met.SEMESTER ONE:
    1. COM 110 – Interpersonal Communications
    2. ALH 111 – Diagnostic Coding
    3. ALH 232 – Administrative I – Medical Office Procedures
    4. ALH 250 – Medical Law and Bioethics

     

    SEMESTER TWO:

    1. BUS 222 – Advanced Keyboarding-Medical
    2. ALH 210 – Procedural Coding
    3. ALH 205 – Pharmacology for Allied Health
    4. ALH 233 – Administrative II – Advanced Medical Office Procedures

     

    SEMESTER THREE:

    1. BUS 111 – Contemporary Business & Technical Communications
    2. ALH 240 – Insurance Claims Processing

     

    SEMESTER FOUR: (AN OVERALL GPA OF 2.5 MUST BE MET TO ENTER PRACTICUM — NO GRADE CAN BE LOWER THAN 2.0 — ALL PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS MUST RECOMMEND THE STUDENT FOR PRACTICUM PLACEMENT)

    1. Complete practicum preparations
    2. Complete ALH 281 – Medical Administrative Specialist Practicum
    3. Complete suggested preparations and review for CCS-P exam (online)
    4. Complete CCS-P exam
Business Focus
  1. Register for admission to the college.
  2. Declare Medical Administrative Specialist Program interest (by filling out application and returning to Carol Naccarato).
  3. Meet Compass (or other course placement determined by the college) basic math and English criteria:
    1. ENG 063 – Reading for College or placement in BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications or higher on Compass test.
    2. ENG 073 – Essentials for College Writing or placement in BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications or higher on Compass test.
  4. If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
  5. Complete course prerequisites: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required – with no grade lower than 2.0)
    1. ALH 218 – Medical Terminology
    2. BIO 101 – Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 210 & 211 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
    3. CIS 101 – Introduction to Computers and Software
    4. CIS 233 – Word Processing I
    5. ACT 100 – Fundamentals of Accounting
    6. BUS 101 – Student Success/College Skills
    7. BUS 121 – Intermediate Keyboarding/Word I or equivalent high school experience
  6. SUGGESTED COURSE ROTATION: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than 2.0) ALH 232 and ALH 233 must be passed with a minimum grade of 2.5 (80%) and special professional behavioral grading criteria must be met.SEMESTER ONE:
    1. COM 110 – Interpersonal Communications
    2. BUS 103 – Business Math
    3. ACCT 109 – Payroll Accounting
    4. ALH 232 – Administrative I – Medical Office Procedures
    5. ALH 250 – Medical Law and Bioethics

     

    SEMESTER TWO:

    1. BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications
    2. BUS 222 – Advanced Keyboarding-Medical
    3. BUS 260 – Small Business Management
    4. ALH 205 – Pharmacology for Allied Health
    5. ALH 233 – Administrative II – Advanced Medical Office Procedures

     

    SEMESTER THREE: (AN OVERALL GPA OF 2.5 MUST BE MET TO ENTER PRACTICUM — NO GRADE CAN BE LOWER THAN 2.0 — ALL PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS MUST RECOMMEND THE STUDENT FOR PRACTICUM PLACEMENT)

    1. Complete practicum preparations
    2. Complete ALH 281 – Medical Administrative Specialist Practicum
    3. Complete suggested preparations and review for CMAS exam (online)
    4. Complete CMAS exam
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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional InformationAdmissions Process
The laboratory depends on the phlebotomy technician to collect quality samples from the patient to produce excellent laboratory results. To do this, the phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients in a skillful, safe and reliable manner. The student will learn how to accurately collect and process blood samples by mastering both phlebotomy and capillary blood collection techniques. Quality control issues of the clinical laboratory will be stressed along with OSHA standards of infection control. This certificate meets the criteria of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as an acceptable program of study for those who wish to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) exam.

Required Coursework

ALH 218 Medical Terminology* 3 credits
ALH 222 Disease Conditions* 3 credits
ALH 230 Medical Office Lab* 4 credits
ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics* 3 credits
ALH 285 Phlebotomy Practicum* 3 credits
BIO 101 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology* 3 credits
OR
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
AND
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits
BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications* 4 credits
Total: 23-28 credits
*All courses have a prerequisite

 

  1. The student must achieve a minimum grade of 2.0 in all curriculum courses. The student must pass ALH 230 with a minimum grade of 2.5.
  2. Qualifications for the practicum require the student to have all coursework completed with an overall 2.5 GPA or above. All program instructors must recommend the student for practicum.
  3. The process of determining who will enter the program will be selective.
  4. This certificate can be applied to the Health Care Worker Certificate that offers the student the choice of pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree.

 

Effective: Fall 2011
Current as 7/16/14

Employment Information

Apply your certificate toward a degree

This certificate can also be applied toward
the Associate of Applied Science in
Allied Health degree, for those seeking
increased responsibilities, supervisory
roles and health care office management
in physician offices, health care clinics,
hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small
health care businesses.

Since physicians rely on blood samples to assess their patients’ health accurately, laboratories depend on phlebotomy technicians to collect quality samples to produce excellent results. To do this, phlebotomy technicians must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients in a skillful, safe and reliable manner.

Jobs are available in hospital laboratories, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers and doctors’ offices. Dedicated phlebotomy technicians can enhance their employability by becoming certified nationally. Since blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals the demand for phlebotomist is likely to remain high.


Program Information

In Glen Oaks’ program, students learn how to accurately collect and process blood samples by mastering both phlebotomy and capillary blood collection techniques. The program stresses quality control issues of the clinical laboratory along with OSHA standards of infection control. Graduates are eligible for national certification and can become Phlebotomy Technicians through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2016 median salary for phlebotomists was $32,710 per year.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth in employment of phlebotomists of 25 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.


Is this for me?

Consider a career as a phlebotomist if you are compassionate, can comfort people during procedures such as getting their blood drawn, are detailed oriented, and have good eye/hand coordination.
Guided Pathway

 

  1. Register for admission to the college.
  2. Declare Phlebotomy Technician Program interest (by filling out application and returning to Carol Naccarato).
  3. Meet Compass (or other course placement determined by the college) basic math and English criteria:
    1. ENG 063 – Reading for College or placement in BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications or higher on Compass test.
    2. ENG 073 – Essentials for College Writing or placement in BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications or higher on Compass test.
    3. Placement in MATH 060 – Basic Mathematics Skills or higher on Compass test OR meet corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
  4. If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
  5. Complete course prerequisites: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required – with no grade lower than 2.0)
    1. ALH 218 – Medical Terminology
    2. BIO 101 – Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & BIO 211 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  6. SUGGESTED COURSE ROTATION: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than 2.0)
    SEMESTER ONE:

    1. ALH 250 – Medical Law & Bioethics
    2. ALH 222 – Disease Conditions

     

    PROGRAM CAPPED FOR ENTRY AT THIS POINT AT 10 STUDENTS – Selected by GPA
    SEMESTER TWO:

    1. ALH 230 – Medical Office Laboratory Procedures (does NOT take ALH 235 as a co-req)
    2. BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications

     

    SEMESTER THREE: (AN OVERALL GPA OF 2.5 MUST BE MET TO ENTER PRACTICUM – NO GRADE CAN BE LOWER THAN 2.0 – ALL PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS MUST RECOMMEND THE STUDENT FOR PRACTICUM PLACEMENT)

    1. Complete practicum preparations
    2. Complete ALH 285 – Phlebotomy Technician Practicum (100 hours in a hospital setting and 100 successful blood draws)
    3. Complete suggested preparations and review for Phlebotomy Technician exam (online) through the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology-Route #2)
    4. Complete Phlebotomy Technician exam

 

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Health Care Worker Certificate
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional InformationAdmissions Process
This certificate combines the clinical skills of the Nurse Aide with those of the Phlebotomy Technician. In addition the student will have further career choice direction given in Introduction to the Health Careers and College Skills Portfolio. The entry-level health care worker will have the opportunity to learn of the many career opportunities in nursing, medical assisting and a variety of other health careers that require advanced skill levels. This certificate will apply toward the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree.

Required Coursework

ALH 100 Introduction to Health Careers 3 credits
BUS 101 College Skills and Portfolio Writing 3 credits
ALH 104 Nurse Aide Course 6 credits
Phlebotomy Certificate (24 credits)
ALH 218 Medical Terminology* 3 credits
ALH 222 Disease Conditions* 3 credits
ALH 230 Medical Office Lab* 4 credits
ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics* 3 credits
ALH 285 Phlebotomy Practicum* 3 credits
BIO 101 Human Biology* 3 credits
OR
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
AND
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits
BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications* 4 credits
Total: 33-38 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

  1. The student must achieve a minimum grade of 2.0 in all curriculum courses. The student must pass ALH 230 with a minimum grade of 2.5.
  2. Qualifications for the Phlebotomy practicum requires the student to have all course work completed as determined by the practicum coordinator with an overall 2.5 GPA or above. All program instructors must recommend the student for practicum.

 

Effective: Fall 2011
Current as: 7/16/14

Certificate Information

Apply your certificate toward a degree

This certificate can be applied toward
the Associate of Applied Science in
Allied Health degree, for those seeking
increased responsibilities, supervisory
roles and health care office management
in physician offices, health care clinics,
hospital-based clinics, hospitals and
small health care businesses. Health Care
Worker Certificate courses meet many of
the requirements for the 36-credit Medical
Assistant Certificate, which is diverse and
flexible.

The Health Care Worker certificate combines the clinical skills of the nurse aide with those of the phlebotomy technician. In addition, through classes such as Introduction to Health Careers and College Skills Portfolio, the entry-level health care worker will have the chance to learn of the many opportunities available in nursing, medical assisting and other health careers that require advanced skill levels.

Nursing aides help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. This can involve cleaning, bathing and dressing residents; turning and repositioning them or moving them between beds and wheelchairs; listening to and recording their health concerns; measuring their vital signs; serving food and feeding them.

Phlebotomy technicians draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. They talk with patient and donors to help them feel less nervous about having their blood drawn.


Is this for me?

As front line personnel caring for people facing difficult health situations, nursing aides and phlebotomists demonstrate compassion and caring to meet patients’ emotional needs. They also possess good eye/hand coordination and body strength to meet patients’ physical needs.

Program Information

Graduates of this program are eligible for State of Michigan certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or nationally certified as a Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2016 median salary for nursing assistants was $26,590 per year and for phlebotomists was $34,420 per year.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth in employment of nursing assistants and orderlies of 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for these patients.

Guided Pathway

 

  1. Register for admission to the college.
  2. Meet Placement Evaluation in basic Reading, Math and English criteria:
    1. Placement into BUS 111 – Contemporary Business and Technical Communications or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
    2. Placement in to MATH 100 – Introductory Algebra or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
      If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.

     

  3. Declare Health Care Worker Certificate interest; (by filling out application and returning it to the Director of Allied Health/Medical Assisting).
  4. Meet with the Director of Allied Health to Interview and plan a Guided Pathway for successful completion of the program.
  5. The Health Care Worker Certificate may be completed, as outlined below, in three semesters beginning in the fall. However, students may start the program in either the fall or the winter semester. A student may choose to take courses over a longer period of time but may not take ALH 285 – Phlebotomy Practicum until all other courses except ALH 104 have been completed. It is strongly encouraged to take ALH 285 – Phlebotomy Practicum the semester immediately following the completion of ALH 230.
  6. Suggested Course Rotation: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than a 2.0)
    SEMESTER ONE:

    1. ALH 100 – Introduction to Health Careers
    2. ALH 218 – Medical Terminology
    3. BUS 101 – College Skills and Portfolio Writing
    4. ALH 250 – Medical Law & Bioethics

     

    SEMESTER TWO:

    1. BIO 101 – Human Biology
    2. BUS 111 – Contemporary Business & Technical Communication
    3. ALH 222 – Disease Conditions
    4. ALH 230 – Medical Office Lab

     

    SEMESTER THREE: Student must meets all prior GPA criteria (minimum of 2.5 required for program completion-no grade can be lower than 2.0) Instructor recommendations required for practicum placement.

    1. ALH 104 – Nurse Aide Course
    2. ALH 285 – Phlebotomy Practicum – 100 hours in a hospital laboratory with 100 independent draws. (minimum of 2.5 required for course completion)

     

  7. Apply for graduation certificates and/or degrees in the Student Services Department. May also print the form online.

 

Medical records
Coding Specialist/ Physician-Based Certificate (Online format)
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional InformationAdmissions Process

CCS-Ps are coding practitioners who specialize in physician-based settings such as physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics, or specialty centers. They review patient records and possess in-depth knowledge of the CPT coding system and familiarity with the ICD-9-CM and HCPCS Level II coding systems. They are experts in health information documentation, data integrity, and quality and play a critical role in a health provider’s business operations for data submitted to insurance companies or the government for expense reimbursement. The new concepts in the ICD-10-CM system will be included.

This program offers the knowledge and skills to sit for both the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Office – CCS-P (AHIMA) and/or the Certified Coding Specialist- CCS (AHIMA) American Health Information Management Association and meets the education eligibility requirements as outlined by that association.

Required Coursework

ALH 111 Diagnostic Coding* 3 credits
ALH 205 Pharmacology* 3 credits
ALH 210 Procedural Coding* 3 credits
ALH 218 Medical Terminology* 3 credits
ALH 222 Disease Conditions* 3 credits
ALH 240 Insurance Claims Processing* 3 credits
ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics* 3 credits
ALH 280 Coding Specialist Practicum* 3 credits
BIO 101 Human Biology* 3 credits
OR
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
AND
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits
BUS 111 Business/Technical Communications* 4 credits
Total: 31-36 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

  1. The student must achieve a “C” or 2.0 GPA in all curriculum courses.
  2. Qualifications for the practicum require that students have all course work completed and an overall 2.5 GPA or above.
  3. All instructors must recommend the student for practicum.
  4. The process of determining who will enter the program will be selective.

 

Winter 2014
Current as: 7/16/14

Employment Information

Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics, employment of medical
records and health information
technicians is expected to increase
by 15 percent from 2014 to 2024,
much faster than the average for
all occupations. The demand for
health services is expected to
increase as the population ages and
should lead to an increased need for
technicians to organize and manage
the associated medical records.

Coding specialists compile, process and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients. They are familiar with coding systems and stay up-to-date on health care documentation.

Day-to-day responsibilities include reviewing patient records for accuracy and completeness, and tracking patient outcomes for quality, organization and maintenance of data for clinical databases and registries. Coding specialists are familiar with classification software and assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis.

Most health information technicians work in hospitals or physicians’ offices. The median annual wage for health information technicians was $37,110 in May 2015. The median annual wages for medical records and health information technicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Professional, scientific, and technical services $40,790
Hospitals; state, local, and private $39,570
Administrative and support services $36,630
Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities) $35,270
Offices of physicians $32,080

 


Credentialing

The Coding Specialist program offers the knowledge and skills to sit for both the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Office – CCS-P (AHIMA) and/or the Certified Coding Specialist – CCS (AHIMA) American Health Information Management Association and meets the education eligibility requirements as outlined by that association.

Is this for me?

Medical records are stored electronically so those choosing this profession will need to be comfortable with using software programs and working with different databases.

Patient health information is protected by law, and confidentiality is required of medical records and data security.


Coding Specialist Program

The Coding Specialist program trains students for work in physician-based settings such as physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics, or specialty centers. They review patient records and possess in-depth knowledge of coding systems. They are experts in health information documentation, data integrity, and quality and play a critical role in a health provider’s business operations for data submitted to insurance companies or the government for expense reimbursement. The new concepts in the ICD-10-CM coding system is included as part of the program.
Guided Pathway

 

  1. Register for admission to the college.
  2. Declare Medical Coding Specialist—Physician Based (CCS-P) Program interest (by filling out application and returning to Carol Naccarato).
  3. Meet Compass (or other course placement determined by the college) basic math and English criteria:
    1. ENG 063 – Reading for College or placement in BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications or higher on Compass test.
    2. ENG 073 – Essentials for College Writing or placement in BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Tech Communications or higher on Compass test.
    3. Placement in MATH 055 – Basic Applied Math or higher on Compass test OR meet corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
  4. If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
  5. Complete course prerequisites: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required – with no grade lower than 2.0)
    1. ALH 218 – Medical Terminology
    2. BIO 101 – Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 210 & 211 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  6. SUGGESTED COURSE ROTATION: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than 2.0)
    SEMESTER ONE:

    1. ALH 250 – Medical Law & Bioethics
    2. ALH 111 – Diagnostic Coding
    3. BUS 111 – Contemporary Business/Technical Communications

     

    SEMESTER TWO:

    1. ALH 210 – Procedural Coding
    2. ALH 205 – Pharmacology for Allied Health

     

    SEMESTER THREE:

    1. ALH 240 – Insurance Claims Processing
    2. ALH 222 – Disease Conditions

     

    SEMESTER FOUR: (AN OVERALL GPA OF 2.5 MUST BE MET TO ENTER PRACTICUM – NO GRADE CAN BE LOWER THAN 2.0 – ALL PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS MUST RECOMMEND THE STUDENT FOR PRACTICUM PLACEMENT)

    1. Complete practicum preparations
    2. Complete ALH 280 – Coding Specialist—Physician Based Practicum
    3. Complete suggested preparations and review for CCS-P or CCS exam (online)
    4. Complete CC
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Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional InformationNOCTI Test Results
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
This program prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of criminal justice to structuring, managing, directing and controlling criminal justice agencies, including police departments, sheriff’s departments, law enforcement divisions and units, and private protective services.Goals of the program are to provide knowledge and skills necessary for students interested in careers in criminal justice including: Police –State, County and Local Agencies, Criminal Investigator, Corrections Officer, Probation Officer, Parole Officer, Juvenile System, Private Security Officer. Program Level Assessment will include the following:

  • Explore the causes of crime and options for controlling it.
  • Examine fundamental concepts underlying the practice of justice.
  • Document the results of an investigation in an acceptable manner.
  • Analyze the impact of crime on our society.
  • Evaluate situations and determine sound moral, ethical, and legal implications.

Required Coursework (53 hours)

CRJU 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 credits
CRJU 111 Police Administration 3 credits
CRJU 120 Criminology 3 credits
CRJU 114 Introduction to Corrections 3 credits
CRJU 113 Criminal Investigation 3 credits
CRJU/PHED 145 Physical Fitness for Law Enforcement 2 credits
CRJU 211 Prevention of Crime & Juvenile Delinquency* 3 credits
CRJU 212 Community Relations 3 credits
CRJU 214 Public Service Administration 3 credits
CRJU 216 Probation and Parole 3 credits
CRJU 218 Social Justice 3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 credits
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits

 

Communications (3 required credit hours)

COM 140 Speech* 3 credits
OR
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 credits

 

Mathematics (4 required credit hours)

MATH 117 Finite Math* 4 credits
OR
MATH 201 Intro to Statistics* 4 credits
Total: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
CRJU 110 CRJU 111 CRJU 211 CRJU 216
CRJU 114 CRJU 120 CRJU 212 CRJU 218
ENG 121 CRJU 113 CRJU 214 PSI 111
MATH 117 SOC 120 COM 150 PHIL 210
ENG 122 PSY 101 CRJU/PHED 145

 

Effective: Fall 2014
Current/Updated: 3/18/16

Employment Information

Program Information

The Associate of Applied Science
in Criminal Justice prepares
individuals to apply theories
and practices of criminal justice
to structuring, managing,
directing and controlling criminal
justice agencies, including
police departments, sheriff’s
departments, law enforcement
divisions and units, and private
protective services.

Criminal Justice encompasses both law enforcement and corrections. Law enforcement careers can be at the local, state and regional levels and include positions such as police officers, sheriff deputies, investigators and detectives who protect people by enforcing the law.

Careers in corrections include positions such as probation and parole officers and private security officers.

Law enforcement duties include responding to emergency and non-emergency calls, patrolling assigned areas, conducting traffic stops, issuing citations, obtaining warrants, detaining and arresting suspects, filling out the proper paperwork and testifying for cases in court.

Persons employed in corrections are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial, monitoring those who have been sentenced to serve time in confinement, or supervising those on parole or probation.

According to the Bureau of Employment Services Occupational Handbook, the median salary for those in law enforcement was $56,980 per year in 2012,
while median pay for those working in corrections jobs was $48,190. Earning a Criminal Justice degree offers you an excellent career outlook and a variety of career options.

The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in criminal justice. Students will explore the causes of crime and options for controlling it, while examining the fundamental concepts underlying the practice of justice. Students will learn how to document the results of an investigation in an acceptable, moral and ethical manner and analyze the impact of crime on our society.


Is this for me?
A career in Criminal Justice can lead to a wide variety of jobs in the public service sector. Those in this profession are able to pay attention to detail, yet they are able to multitask. Communications skills and applying good judgment are critical to this profession. Positions as officers and
detectives also require strength and stamina.

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice provides students with a basic introduction to prepare them for positions in law enforcement at all levels.

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
Standardized Test Results (2016):
NOCTI Criminal Justice Test Results
Crime Scene Management Use of Force Criminal Law & Procedures Health Issues Police Concepts & Skills
GOCC Students 66.1 87.1 76.7 70.0 73.5
State Avg 56.1 78.8 70.8 67.9 76.5
National Avg 60.4 73.4 71.0 67.0 70.2

 

NOCTI Criminal Justice Test Results
Court System Communication Security: National, International & Private Understanding & Working with Special Populations
GOCC Students 68.6 70.7 78.8 88.6
State Avg 57.1 65.3 70.6 68.6
National Avg 64.5 67.0 72.4 76.5

 

NOCTI Criminal Justice Test Results
Composite Score
GOCC Students 74.8
State Avg 68.8
National Avg 68.8
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Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional InformationAdmissions Process
The purpose of this degree is to prepare the student for increased job responsibilities, supervisory roles and healthcare office management in physician offices, health care clinics, hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small healthcare businesses.

Allied Health (3 credit hours)

ALH 218 Medical Terminology 3 credits

 

English (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Social Sciences (8 credit hours)

PSY 101 Psychology 4 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development 4 credits

 

Biology (12 credit hours required)

BIO 101- Human Biology* 3 credits
BIO 210- Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
BIO 211-Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits

 

Recommended Specialty Areas: (Choose 8 or 9 credits)

Business (4-6 credit hours required)
ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 109 Payroll Accounting* 2 credits
BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications* 3 credits
BUS 260 Small Business Management* 3 credits
Clinical (6 credit hours required)
ALH 103 Nutrition* 3 credits
ALH 104 Nurse Aide 6 credits
ALH 205 Pharmacology for Health Occupations 3 credits
ALH 222 Disease Conditions 3 credits
ALH 230 Medical Office Lab 4 credits
ALH 235 MA Clinical I 3 credits
ALH 236 MA Clinical II 3 credits
ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics 3 credits
Technology (8 credits required)
CIS 100 Using the Internet 1 credits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software* 4 credits
CIS 214 Present Graphics/Publishing 3 credits
CIS 220 Computer Tech Essentials 3 credits
224 Computer Repair Essentials 3 credits
CIS 227 Concepts of Spreadsheets* 2 credits
CIS 233 Concepts of Word* 2 credits
Total: 30 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree the student must complete one of the following Allied Health Certificates for a minimum of 30 credits:

Coding Specialist – Physician Based
Health Care Worker
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy Technician (Must take additional credit hours to fulfill the 30 credit hour minimum for certificate requirements)
Practical Nursing (LPN)

 

Total Hours Required: 60 credits

 

Effective: Fall 2018

Employment Information

Outlook

According to the U.S. Department
of Labor, employment of healthcare
occupations is projected to grow
19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much
faster than the average for all
occupations, adding about 2.3
million new jobs. Healthcare
occupations will add more jobs than
any other group of occupations.
This growth is expected due to an
aging population and because federal
health insurance reform should
increase the number of individuals
who have access to health insurance.

Health care careers offer job stability, often above average financial reward, and the opportunity to join one of the most exciting and fastest growing fields in the United States. In the coming years, with an aging baby boomer population, there are expected to be more jobs than there are health care professionals to fill them.

Job duties range greatly depending upon the chosen area of specialization. Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice. Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems.

Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $27,040 in May 2015, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy. Those with an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health and one or more occupational (medical-related) certificates can expect to earn between $30,000 to $40,000 and possibly more depending on additional training and responsibilities.


Program Information

This degree prepares the student for increased job responsibilities, supervisory roles and health care office management in physician offices, health care clinics, hospital-based clinics, hospitals and small health care businesses.

Is this for me?

Allied health professionals should possess good communication skills and enjoy working with people. They typically have an interest in science and must be able to utilize computer software programs. Additionally they must be a “hands-on” person with good eye/hand coordination.

To be granted the AASAH the student must obtain one of the following Occupational Certificates (averaging 30 credits):
Health Care Worker
Coding Specialist/Physician-Based
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy Technician
Practical Nurse (LPN)
Guided Pathway

 

  1. Register for admission to the college.
  2. Meet Placement Evaluation in basic Reading, Math and English criteria:
    1. Placement into BUS 111 Contemporary Business and Technical Communications or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
    2. Placement into MATH 100 Introductory Algebra or higher or meet Corresponding ACT/SAT scores.
      If course placement criteria not met, student may enroll in appropriate remedial course/s to bring skill level up to criteria.
  3. Declare interest in completing the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health; (by filling out application and returning it to the Director of Allied Health/Medical Assisting).
  4. 4) To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree the student must complete one of the following Allied Health Certificates for a minimum of 30 credits:
    1. Coding Specialist – Physician Based
    2. Health Care Worker
    3. Medical Administrative Specialist
    4. Medical Assistant
    5. Phlebotomy Technician (Must take additional credit hours to fulfill the 30 credit hour minimum for certificate requirements.)
    6. Practical Nursing (LPN)
  5. Declare specialty area of Business or Clinical or Technology and complete 4 – 6 credits from that one area.
  6. Meet with the Director of Allied Health to Interview and plan a Guided Pathway for successful completion of the program.
  7. The Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree may be completed, as outlined below, in three semesters beginning in the fall. However, students may start the program in either the fall or the winter semester. A student may choose to take courses over a longer period of time.
  8. Suggested Course Rotation: (minimum of a 2.5 GPA required at all times – with no grade lower than a 2.0)

    SEMESTER ONE:

    1. ALH 218 Medical Terminology (Placement beyond or satisfactory completion of ENG 063 and ENG 073)
    2. BIO 101 Human Biology I (Prerequisite: ALH 218 Medical Terminology or take concurrently)
    3. ENG 121 English Composition I (Prerequisite: Appropriate placement based on assessment (ACT, SAT, or placement) or successful completion of ENG 073 or ENT 074. For special sections which include a lab requirement, a writing sample is required.)
    4. PSY 101 Psychology (Prerequisite: ENG 121 or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121)

     

    SEMESTER TWO:

    1. BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Prerequisite: Successful completion (grade 2.0 or better) of BIO 121 General Biology I or concurrent/completion of BIO 101 (Pre-nursing students should take BIO 101 rather than BIO 121)
    2. ENG 122 English Composition II (Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 121 with a 2.0 or better)
    3. PSY 210 Human Growth & Development (Prerequisite: PSY 101, ENG 121 or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121)
    4. Course from a declared Specialty Area (Business, Clinical, or Technical)

     

    SEMESTER THREE:

    1. BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II (Prerequisite: Successful completion (grade 2.0 or better) of BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I)
    2. 2nd course from your declared Specialty Area (Business, Clinical, or Technical)
    3. Evaluation for 60+ credits and if needed take additional courses from the specialty areas
  9. Apply for graduation certificates and/or degrees in the Student Services Department. May also print the form online.
Health visitor and a senior woman during home visit. A nurse or a doctor examining a woman.
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information

The Associates of Applied Science in Nursing degree qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) in Nursing at the Registered Nurse (RN) level. When the graduate successfully passes the examination, the nursing graduate will be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State Board of Nursing. RNs are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities, resorts, cruise ships, nursing homes, the military, and community and public health agencies. There are no electives in the program. Admission to the program is contingent upon completion, at the appropriate level of performance, of prerequisite courses and a pre-entrance examination, as well as appropriate math placement. Many graduates continue their studies to attain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) credentials, with some achieving licensure as Nurse Practitioners (NP) upon completion of the MSN.

Communication (6 credit hours)

**ENG 121 English Composition* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ENG 122 English Composition* 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities/Social Science (4 credit hours)

PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (11 credit hours)

BIO 101 Human Biology 3 Credits/5 Contacts
**BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts

 

Required Courses

**ALH 218 Medical Terminology 3 Credits/3 Contacts
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 8 Credits/13 Contacts
NUR 109 Pharmacology I 1 Credits/1 Contacts
NUR 111 Medical/Surgical Nursing I 7 Credits/14 Contacts
NUR 119 Pharmacology II 2 Credits/2 Contacts
NUR 211 Medical/Surgical Nursing II 6 Credits/10 Contacts
NUR 218 Mental Health Nursing 4 Credits/7 Contacts
NUR 219 Pharmacology III 2 Credits/2 Contacts
NUR 221 Medical/Surgical Nursing III 5 Credits/8 Contacts
NUR 224 Family Nursing 6 Credits/9 Contacts
NUR 230 Professional Issues in Nursing 2 Credits/2 Contacts
Total: 67 Credits
*Course has prerequisite(s).
** Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to program admission.

All courses except BIO 101 must be completed with a grade of 2.5 or higher.
Admission Requirements
All applicants, except those holding a Practical Nurse license, must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all prerequisite courses (marked ** above) with a grade of 2.5 or higher
  • Submit a completed Nursing program application to the Nursing Division office
  • Obtain a minimum decision score of 65% on the Kaplan Entrance test

 

Program Requirements

  • Students may not enroll in NUR courses until they have been accepted into the program by the Director of Nursing.
  • Students accepted into the program must receive a grade of 2.5 or higher in each course taken at GOCC.
  • Students who receive any final grades below 2.5 in a course will not be allowed to progress until they have made up their deficiencies by repeating the course(s) and earning at least a 2.5 final grade.
  • If a student fails two courses in the nursing curriculum (could be the same course), they are dismissed from the program and shall not be readmitted.
  • Any student who leaves the program for any reason cannot be guaranteed readmission.

 

Scope & Sequence:

Summer 1 Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ALH 218 BIO 211 PSY 101 NUR 211 ENG 122
BIO 101 NUR 101 NUR 111 NUR 218 NUR 221
BIO 210 NUR 109 NUR 119 NUR 219 NUR 224
ENG 121 NUR 230

 

Tuition is calculated on contact hours.

Current/Updated: 5/14/2020

Employment Information

Outlook

Overall, job opportunities for
registered nurses are expected
to be good, according to the
Department of Labor statistics.
Demand for healthcare services
will increase because of the
aging population, given that
older people typically have
more medical problems than
younger people. Nurses also will
be needed to educate and care
for clients with various chronic
conditions, such as arthritis,
dementia, diabetes, and obesity.

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate client care, educate clients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to clients and their family members.

Duties of registered nurses include:

  • Record clients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Administer clients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for clients’ care or contribute to existing plans
  • Observe clients and record the observations
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach clients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Registered nurses’ duties and titles often depend on where they work and the clients they work with. For example, an oncology nurse may work with cancer clients or a geriatric nurse may work with elderly clients. Some registered nurses combine one or more areas of practice. For example, a pediatric oncology nurse works with children and teens who have cancer.