Healthcare Foundations (HCF)
Are you thinking about a career in healthcare? Do you want to learn more about what it takes to become a healthcare professional? Get the basics in this course, and take this first step on the road to discovering whether a career in healthcare is right for you!!
What will my classes be like?
This entry-level course provides a core of knowledge that is essential for students considering a career in healthcare. It is designed prepare students for more advanced studies in healthcare such as TCD’s Medical Terminology & Healthcare Careers, Nursing Assistant Training, and college healthcare programs of study. The course addresses curriculum topics recommended by the National Healthcare Foundation Standards.
Curriculum topics may include (but are not limited to):
Overview of the Healthcare Delivery System and Healthcare Pathways & Careers
Employability Skills (Skills necessary to be successful in a healthcare career)
Overview of Anatomy & Physiology and Common Diseases/Disorders
Legal and Ethical Issues/Responsibilities in Healthcare
Cultural, Social & Ethnic Diversity
Teamwork & Communication Skills
Wellness & Nutrition
Introduction to Growth & Development
Basics of Medical Math
Introduction to Medical Terminology
Basic Safety & Infection Control Practices
Introduction to Health Information Technology
CPR & First Aid Training
Resume & Portfolio Development
Job-Preparation & Job-Seeking Skills (i.e. Cover letter & resume writing)
Industry Certifications & College Credit Opportunities
HeartSaver CPR/AED & First Aid (American Heart Association)