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Multi-Skilled Healthcare Associate of Technical Studies

Multi-Skilled Healthcare Associate of Technical Studies

This program is available at the Beavercreek, Springfield - Leffel Lane and Xenia locations.

The Multi-Skilled Healthcare Associate of Technical Studies degree enables a student to design an individualized program of study to fulfill a unique healthcare career goal that cannot be met through the completion of one of the College's other technical healthcare programs. Students complete core courses and select technical courses from different healthcare specialty areas.

Upon completion of this degree, students will have the skills needed to obtain employment in a variety of healthcare settings. In addition to the degree, completion of some specialty courses result in completion of healthcare certificates and may enable students to take appropriate certification or licensure exams. Courses within this program may also be taken by students in other degree or certificate programs and by healthcare professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and skills and/or increase marketability for employment.

Embedded Certificates
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Technical Studies in Multi-skilled Healthcare, a graduate will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and healthcare occupations.
  • Communicate using correct medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate computer skills essential for today's healthcare worker.
  • Describe the structures and functions of the human body
  • Identify common alterations in health and appropriate measures for prevention, detection, and management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the interpersonal, ethical, and professional behaviors required in healthcare.
Course Title Credits
BIO 1105 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 3
EMS 1171 Basic Life Support: CPR 0.5
FYE 1101 College Success 1
MST 1101 Introduction to Health Care 3
MST 1105 Medical Terminology 2
-- Technical Electives* 6
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
MST 1140 Human Disease 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology (GA) 3
-- Technical Electives* 6
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I  
or COM 1120 Public Speaking I  
or COM 1170 Small Group Communication 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
ENG 1112 English II  
or ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
-- Economics Elective OR 0
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
-- Technical Electives 5
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective OR 0
SPN 1100 Survival Spanish (recommended) 3
-- Technical Electives* 5
  Total credit hours 61.5
* Students must choose a total of 22 credit hours of technical elective course work from two or more of the following specialty areas. Students should verify that course prerequisites have been met prior to registering for a course.

Diagnostic Procedures

MST 1160 Phlebotomy (2 credits) (must also register for MST 1161) MST 1161 Phlebotomy Lab (1 credit) (must also register for MST 1160) MST 1171 Principles of Electrocardiography (2 credits) MLT 1120 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science (2 credits) (must also register for MLT 1125) MLT 1125 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science Laboratory (1 credit) (must also register for MLT 1120)  

Direct Patient Care

BIO 1110 Basic Human Nutrition (2 credits) MST 1181 Nurse Aide Training (4 credits) NUR 1110 Dosage Calculation (1 credit) PTA 1112 PTA Survey (1 credit)  

Emergency Care

EMS 1100 EMT Theory and Practice (7 credits)  

Chemical Dependency

SWK 1105 Chemical Dependency I: Pharmacology/Physiology of Psychoactive Substances (3 credits) SWK 2205 Chemical Dependency II: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies (3 credits) SWK 2215 Chemical Dependency III: Co-occurring Disorders of Addiction & Mental Health (3 credits)  

Medical Coding

OAD 2301 CPT/ICD-10-PCS Coding (3 credits) OAD 2302 ICD-10-CM Coding (3 credits) OAD 2312 Advanced Medical Coding (3 credits) OAD 2320 Medical Office Certifican Review (1 credit)  

Healthcare Management

ACC 1000 Accounting Concepts (3 credits) ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting (4 credits) MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior (3 credits) MGT 1120 Principles of Management (3 credits)  

Other Technical Electives

EBE 1000 Employability Skills (1 credit)  

The program schedule is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for assistance with developing their individualized program plans prior to completing 40 credit hours towards the degree.

Academic Requirements

Non-Academic Requirements

  • Must meet specified health requirements prior to enrolling in clinical or directed practice courses.
  • Will be billed for liability insurance when registering for specified clinical or directed practice courses.
  • Will be required to obtain a criminal background check prior to enrolling in specified clinical or directed practice courses. May also be required to obtain drug screen, dependent on clinical agency requirements.

Students should be aware that clinical/directed practice sites may also require:

  • Random drug screening.
  • HIV testing, if exposed to blood borne pathogens.
  • Submission to treatment/counseling, if exposed to infectious diseases.

Graduation Requirements
To qualify for an Associate of Technical Studies degree in Multi-Skilled Healthcare, students must pass all required courses, obtain a grade of C or better in all technical courses, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

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