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hcc catalogue '11-'12




Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Health Care for the Professional
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.



This area of study is designed for individuals who are working as allied health professionals and who desire to prepare themselves for advancement in the area of health care management or to broaden their knowledge in their professional area. Students who are currently licensed, registered, or certified in an allied health field are eligible to apply for admission to this program and advanced standing. Advanced standing credit will be awarded for previous education and experience after successful completion of the English, mathematics, and science requirements.



GENERAL EDUCATION CORECredits
Composition ENGL-121 College Composition 3
Humanities, Arts &
 Literature Literature Core Course (see p. 61) 

OR  

Arts Core Course (see p. 62)3

SPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking  

OR  

SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication 3
Social Sciences PSYC-101 General Psychology  

OR  

SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Science BIOL-101 General Biology I  

OR  

BIOL-107 Fundamentals of Microbiology 4
Mathematics Mathematics Core Course (see p. 64)3-5
InterdisciplinaryHEED-216 Health Care in the U.S. 3



Students must also select one of the following tracks:
Cardiovascular Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Massage Therapy, or Radiologic Technology. Please contact the office of Admissions and Advising for information regarding admission requirements. Each track has identified course requirements and number of credits granted for advanced standing.



Cardiovascular Technology Track
Application Code 168a
The Cardiovascular Technology track is offered to students who have completed a training program or a certificate of proficiency in cardiovascular technology and successfully completed a national certification examination. Students must also complete the Health Care for the Professional general education core. Upon completion of degree requirements, graduates receive an associate of applied science degree.



CardiovascularCardiovascular Technology Courses/Practicum*30
 Technology
HEED-218Organizational Management in Health Care3
HEED-230/PUBH-230Health and the Disease Process3
BIOL-106Basic Anatomy and Physiology4


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*Advanced Standing: Credit will be given as advanced standing credit for cardiovascular technology training completed at a cardiac catheterization laboratory which led to the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).



Emergency Medical Technician TrackCredits
Application Code 168b
The Emergency Medical Technician track is offered to students who are currently certified or licensed at a state or national level as an Emergency Medical Services Technician - Paramedic, who completed their training in a setting other than the credit-bearing EMS program at Howard Community College. Certification as a paramedic should be maintained during the time a student is enrolled in the Health Care for the Professional degree. Students must also complete the Health Care for the Professional general education core. Upon completion of degree requirements, graduates receive an associate of applied science degree.



EmergencyParamedic Courses/Practicum*30
 Medical Services
EMSP-290 Emerging Issues in Paramedicine 3
HEED-218 Organizational Management in Health Care 3
BIOL-106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4


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*Advanced Standing: Credit will be given as advanced standing credit for paramedic training completed at an EMS training site leading to national certification as an EMT-Paramedic.



Massage Therapy Track
Application Code 168c
The Massage Therapy track is offered through an articulation agreement between the Baltimore School of Massage and Howard Community College. Upon completion of degree requirements graduates of the Baltimore School of Massage receive an associate of applied science degree from Howard Community College. The Baltimore School of Massage curriculum is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, nationally approved by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Commission on Massage Training Accreditation (COMTA) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). Howard Community College students may complete theory courses in the Massage Therapy option and transfer to the professional massage training program at the Baltimore School of Massage. Students are prepared for a career in the practice of therapeutic massage. Graduates of the Baltimore School of Massage are eligible to apply to take the National Certification Examination in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB).



BIOL-108Human Anatomy and Physiology*6
HEAL-110The Health Care Professional*2
HEED-108Adult CPR and First Aid*1
HEED-135Introduction to Holistic Health*3
HEED-114Introduction to Therapeutic Massage*3
Health CareMassage Practicum**5
HEED-218Organizational Management in Health Care

OR
ENTR-101Entrepreneurship and Creativity3
Electives - Select 15 credits from the following (3 credits each):
HEED-115Personal and Community Health
HEED-116Fundamentals of Spiritual Awareness
HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice
HEED-150Women’s Health
HEED-200Health/Fitness Leader
HEED-210Foundations of Health Education and Health Behavior
HEED-213Stress Management
HEED-220Crisis Intervention
HEED-230/PUBH-230Health and the Disease Process
NUTR-211Nutrition15


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**Advanced Standing:  Credit will be granted to graduates for the theory portion of the 637 clock hours in the Professional Massage Training program at the Baltimore School of Massage.
**Articulated credit is given for the laboratory practicum completed at the Baltimore School of Massage after the student passes the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) and completes English, mathematics, and science requirements in the program.



Radiologic Technology Track 
APPLICATION CODE 168D
The Radiologic Technology track is offered to students who have completed a training program in radiologic technology and successfully completed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’s (ARRT) Examination for Radiographers.  Students must also complete the Health Care for the Professional general education core. Upon completion of degree requirements, graduates receive an associate of applied science degree.



Radiologic TechnologyRadiologic Technology Courses/Practicum*30
HEED-218Organizational Management in Health Care3
HEED-230/PUBH-230Health and the Disease Process3
BIOL-106Basic Anatomy and Physiology4


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hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST