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    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

    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

       

    Employment Skills

    • 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)