Overview

The Health Sciences Technology program at Cincinnati State offers a flexible curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the healthcare field. Students are trained to perform multiple functions in more than one healthcare-related discipline, while working toward completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Students must meet with an advisor before deciding on their areas of study. To complete the associate’s degree requirements, students combine certificate program coursework (chosen from the certificates listed) with core technical coursework in areas such as science, medical terminology, and professional standards. Students also complete courses in communication and other foundation skill areas.

Most program graduates are employed in a field related to one of their completed certificates.

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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in a healthcare field related to one of their completed certificates. Work settings include hospitals, healthcare centers, health maintenance organizations, physician offices, retirement facilities, and long-term care facilities.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Job titles relate to completed certificates, and could include:
  • Community Health Worker
  • Medical Assistant
  • ECG Technician
  • Nursing Assistant Long Term Care
  • Patient Care Assistant I & II
  • Health Unit Coordinator I & II

Graduate Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many employment opportunities in healthcare fields will grow by 30 percent or more through 2020. Job opportunities should be good in all employment settings.

$10/hr - $13/hour, depending on the specialty area

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Community health care facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Physician offices and clinics
  • Retirement facilities
  • Subacute care centers

Co-op Salary Projections

All clinical experiences are unpaid

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
MCH 100 Healthcare Informatics ( T) 2 0 2
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 1 (T) 4 2 5
MAT 105 Quantitative Reasoning ( G) 2 2 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B) 1 0 1
MCH 10X Medical Terminology Elective (T) 3 0 3
Semester 2
COMM 110 Public Speaking ( B) 3 0 3
MCH 138 Patient Care Skills ( T) 1 3 2
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G) 3 0 3
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 2 (T) 4 2 5
Semester 3
EMS 100 CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional ( B) 1 0 1
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology ( G) 3 0 3
BIO 151 Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( G) 3 2 4
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 3 (T) 4 2 5
MCH 108 Professionalism in Healthcare ( T) 3 0 3
Semester 4
MCH 114 Law and Ethics for Healthcare ( T) 2 0 2
MCH 116 Cultural Competency for Health and Public Safety Professions ( T) 3 0 3
BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B) 3 2 4
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 4 (T) 4 2 5
PSY XXX Psychology Elective (B) 3 0 3
Total Credits: 55 17 63

Electives

Medical Terminology Elective
MCH 101
& MCH 102
Medical Terminology 1
and Medical Terminology 2 (T)
4
MCH 104 Comprehensive Medical Terminology (T) 3
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
Psychology Elective
PSY 200 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 210 Adolescent Development 3
PSY 225 Lifespan Development 3
Certificate Electives
Students must complete at least two of the following certificates and must earn a minimum of 20 credits in certificate courses that are not already required for the Health Sciences Technology degree. Other healthcare certificates (not listed below) may be used with the prior permission of the Health Sciences Technology Program Chair.
Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor Certificate
HFT 128 Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor 4
Aquatic Personal Trainer Certificate
HFT 160 Aquatic Personal Trainer 2
Coding Specialist Certificate
BIO 240 Pathophysiology 3
HIM 100 Introduction to Health Information Management 3
HIM 115 Clinical Abstracting of Health Data 2
HIM 130 International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Coding 4
HIM 135 Pharmacology for Health Information Management 1
HIM 210 Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HIM 215 Advanced Medical Coding 4
HIM 225 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding 3
Community Health Worker Certificate
CHW 100 Community Health Worker Training 4
CHW 180 Community Health Worker Practicum 3
MCH 106 Health and Wellness Promotion 2
Electrocardiography (Basic) Certificate
MCH 141 Electrocardiography 1 3
Electrocardiography (Advanced) – Arrhythmia Recognition Certificate
MCH 142 Electrocardiography 2 4
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate
EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice 7
Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate
EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice 7
EMS 120 Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology 3
EMS 211 Paramedic 1 7
EMS 212 Paramedic 2 6
EMS 213 Paramedic 3 6
EMS 221 Paramedic 1 Lab 1
EMS 231 Paramedic 1 Practicum 2
EMS 222 Paramedic 2 Lab 1
EMS 232 Paramedic 2 Practicum 3
EMS 223 Paramedic 3 Lab 1
EMS 233 Paramedic 3 Practicum 3
Group Fitness Instructor Certificate
HFT 122 4
Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate
HFT 130
HFT 164 3
HFT 168 3
Health Unit Coordinator Certificate
MCH 110 Orientation to Health Records 3
MCH 120 Health Unit Coordinator Training 4
Medical Assistant Certificate
BIO 117 Human Body in Health and Disease 3
MA 100 Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants 4
MA 105 Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants 4
MA 110 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures 5
MA 115 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants 3
MA 120 Medical Office Insurance Coding and Billing 2
MA 125 Externship and Seminar for Medical Assistants 4
MCH 104 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3
PSY 225 Lifespan Development 3
Nurse Aide Training Certificate
MCH 130 Nurse Aide Training 4
Patient Care Assistant Certificate
MCH 132 Patient Care Assistant Training 3
Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate
HFT 151
HFT 152
HFT 156 3
HFT 182 2
Pilates Mat Instructor Certificate
HFT 116 Pilates Mat Instructor 2
HFT 180 Pilates Mat Practicum 2
Practical Nursing Certificate
PN 101 Practical Nursing Concepts 1 8
PN 102 Practical Nursing Concepts 2 10
PN 103 Practical Nursing Concepts 3 6
PN 185 Practical Nursing Role Transition 2
Resistance Training Certificate
HFT 124 Resistance Training Instructor 4
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.

G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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