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Health Careers (HCT)

HCT 100  Intro to Human Body  (4)  

This course introduces HealthCare Technology students to the basic science of body structure and function. It will familiarize the students to the human body and its levels of organization. Intro to Human Body is a component of and incorporated into the semester long program.

HCT 105  First Aid & CPR  (1)  

This course is an introduction to basic first aid and included CPR certification. The course provides the basic information and skills needed to meet the AMercian Heart Association standards. Participants will be allowed to practice the skills in a real life based environment that will test their learned skills.

HCT 108  Health Occupations I  (4)  

This course introduces Health Care Technology students to the basic science of body structure and function. It will familiarize the students to the human body and its levels of organization. Health Occupations I is a component of and incorporated into the semester long program.

HCT 118  Medical Math  (1)  

This course familiarizes the HealthCare Technology student to basic medical math used in a nursing care setting. It is a component of and incorporated into the semester long program.

HCT 122  Medical Terminology  (2)  

The course introduces the student to the language of the medical field. Medical prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms are introduced to the student so they may have a thorough knowledge and understanding of what they are reading and writing in the medical field. An emphasis is placed on terms, pathological conditions, and diagnostic terms.

HCT 124  Lab Skills & Patient Care  (2)  

This course provides the student with knowledge and practical application of basic laboratory skills with a focus on patient care. Students learn and practice basic skills in personal care, sterile technique, patient safety, documentation, and medication administration. There is major emphasis on the critical elements of laboratory procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures correctly.

HCT 125  Lab Skills & Patient Care  (3)  

This course provides the student with knowledge and practical application of basic laboratory skills with a focus on patient care. students learn and practice basic skills in personal care, sterile technique, patient safety, documentation, and medication administration. There is major emphasis on the critical elements of laboratory procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures correctly.

HCT 128  Nurse Aide  (5)  

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to secure employment as a CNA in the workplace through a combination of classroom instruction, nursing lab skill demonstration/practice, and the opportunity to gain instructor supervised experience in a work setting. This program meets state guidelines for the Kansas Nurse Aide certification testing through Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

HCT 131  Human Development  (3)  

This course provides an introduction to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of human development throughout the life span. It emphasizes developmental processes beginning with conception and continuing throughout childhood, adolescence, adulthood, later life and death. The course focuses on developmental processes, cultural influences, and other factors that make each individual unique. This course takes an inter-disciplinary approach toward human development that is based on science and applied toward the goal of solving important human problems.

HCT 132  Anatomy & Physiology  (4)  

This course is designed to introduce the student to the structure and function of the following body systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. This class offers information concerning normal human structures and functions and the developmental changes that occur during an individual's life span. Students will learn specific information about factors associated with expected and abnormal anatomical and physiological changes associated with the body's major organ systems. This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a health occupation.

HCT 133  Anatomy & Physiology Lab  (2)  

This coursed provides opportunities to observe various anatomical parts and to investigate physiological phenomena. The student will relate specimens, models, microscope slides, and whole body information learned in lecture and read about in the textbook. Study of anatomy of major organ systems includes use of anatomical models and selected preserved animals and organs.

HCT 134  Human Growth & Development  (3)  

This course provides an introduction to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of human development throughout the life span. It emphasizes developmental processes beginning with conception and continuing throughout childhood, adolescence, adulthood, later life and death. The course focuses on developmental processes, cultural influences, and other factors that make each individual unique. This course takes an inter-disciplinary approach toward human development that is based on science and applied toward the goal of solving important human problems.

HCT 135  CPR  (0)  

This course is an introduction to basic first aid and included CPR certification The course provides the basic information and skills needed to meet the American Heart Association standards. Participants will be allowed to practice the skills in a real life based environment that will test their learned skills.

HCT 136  Human Anatomy & Physiology  (4)  

This course is designed to introduce the student to the structure and function of the following body systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous,sensory, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. This class offers information concerning normal human structures and functions and the developmental changes that occur during an individual’s life span. Students will learn specific information about factors associated with expected and abnormal anatomical and physiological changes associated with the body’s major organ systems. This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a health occupation.

HCT 137  Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab  (2)  

This coursed provides opportunities to observe various anatomical parts and to investigate physiological phenomena. The student will relate specimens, models, microscope slides, and whole body information learned in lecture and read about in the textbook. Study of anatomy of major organ systems includes use of anatomical models and selected preserved animals and organs.

HCT 138  Home Health Aide  (2)  

This course is designed for the person seeking to provide direct care services to clients in their home. Home Health Aides assist other health care professionals in maintaining and restoring the client to optimum levels of physical and emotional well-being while allowing the client to remain at home. Upon completion of the course students are eligible to receive a certificate after passing the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services exam. Prerequisites: CNA certification

HCT 141  Nutrition  (3)  

This introductory course provides a basic knowledge of human nutrition. Students will learn the sources and functions of the various nutrients. They will also explore the interaction of diet, disease, prevention, and treatment. Through the use of computerized nutrition program, students will analyze their diets for nutritional deficiencies and excesses.

HCT 148  Medication Aide  (5)  

The Certified Medication Aide (CMA) course is designed for the person seeking work in a long-term care facility. The CMA course introduces the student to basic concepts of medication administration including drug classification, drug action, and nursing implications for specific drugs. Student's participation in hands-on experience in a clinical setting is an integral part of the course. Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to receive a Medication Aide certificate after passing the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services exam. Prerequisite: CNA certification

HCT 152  Phlebotomy  (3)  

The Phlebotomy course is designed to train individuals to properly collect and process blood and other clinical specimens for laboratory testing and to interact with health care personnel, clients, and the general public. Presentation includes equipment and additives, basic anatomy, and techniques for safe and effective venipuncture. Emphasis will be placed on collection techniques, specimen processing, work flow practices, referrals, and utilizing laboratory information systems.

HCT 154  Phlebotomy Clinical  (3)  

Phlebotomy Clinical is a health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical laboratory professional. This course provides opportunities to practice phlebotomy skills in a clinical setting. Safety, quality control, and interpersonal communications will be stressed. . The student will be eligible to apply for a national certifying examination upon successful completion.

HCT 155  Phlebotomy Clinical  (2)  

Phelbotomy Clinical is a health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clincial laboratory professional. This course provides opportunities to practice phlebotomy skills in a clinical setting. Safety, quality control, and interpersonal communications will be stressed. The student will be eligible to apply for a national certifying examination upon successful completion.

HCT 162  Fundamentals of Phlebotomy  (3)  

This course is designed to train individuals to properly collect and process blood and other clinical specimens for laboratory testing and to interact with health care personnel, clients, and the general public. Presentation includes equipment and additives, basic anatomy, and techniques for safe and effective venipuncture. Emphasis will be placed on collection techniques, specimen processing, Order of Draw, departments in the clinical laboratory, the tests analyzed in each department, and work flow practices.

HCT 164  Phlebotomy Lab  (2)  

This course provides the student with knowledge and practical application of basic laboratory skills with a focus on patient care. Students learn and practice basic skills in venipuncture, sterile technique, patient safety, and documentation. There is major emphasis on the critical elements of laboratory procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures correctly.

HCT 166  Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum  (2)  

A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts; direct supervision is provided by the clinical laboratory professional; course provides opportunities to practice phlebotomy skills in a clinical setting; safety, quality control and interpersonal communications will be stressed.

HCT 168  Phlebotomy National Exam Rev.  (1)  

This course is designed to prepare the student for the ASCP or NHA National Exam. The course will include practice test questions over the topics covered in the didactic course Fundamentals of Phlebotomy.