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This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

The Multi-Skilled Healthcare certificate program is designed for individuals who are currently working in healthcare or who wish to enter the healthcare field. This program provides an introduction to the healthcare environment and provides training in more than one healthcare skill in order to meet the ever changing needs of the healthcare delivery system. Upon completion of this certificate students will have the skills needed to obtain employment in a variety of healthcare settings.

Students complete core courses and select courses from different specialty areas. The flexibility of the program allows students to choose specialty courses that meet their individual interests and needs. Many of these specialty areas have national certification or state licensure. Students who complete these specialty courses will be eligible to take appropriate certification or licensure examinations.

Courses within this program can 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.

Many of the courses within this program also meet course requirements for a variety of the College’s associate degree programs. Students who wish to complete an associate degree may also choose the Associate of Technical Studies Multi-skilled Healthcare option and select courses which match their interests and/or career goals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and healthcare occupations.
  • Communicate using correct medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate computer skills essential for today's healthcare worker.
  • Decribe the structure and function of the major systems of the human body
  • Identify common alterations in health and measures for prevention, detection, and treatment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in technical skills.
  • Demonstrate knowlege of the interpersonal, ethical, and professional behaviors required in healthcare.

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Embedded certificates
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirments are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.(Effective spring semester 2017)

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. 

Students should also 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.

Certificate Requirements
To qualify for a certificate in Multi-Skilled Healthcare students must pass all required courses, must obtain a grade of C or better in all technical courses and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Curriculum Plan
The program schedule that follows 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 help in planning their schedules.

Download the curriculum plan for this major.

Course Title Credits
BIO 1105 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 3
EMS 1171 Basic Life Support: CPR 0.5
FYE 1100 College Success 1
MST 1101 Introduction to Health Care 3
MST 1105 Medical Terminology 2
-- Technical Elective(s) * 6
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
MST 1140 Human Disease 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
-- Technical Elective(s) * 6
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication Ior  
COM 1120 Public Speaking Ior  
COM 1170 Small Group Communication 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
  Total Credit Hours 36.5

* Students must choose a total of 12 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

  • MLT 1120 Medical Laboratory Orientation and Phlebotomy (2 credits) (must also regiater for MLT 1125)
  • MLT 1125 Medical Laboratory Orientation and Phlebotomy Laboratory (1 credit) (must also register for MLT1120)
  • 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)

Direct Patient Care

  • BIO 1110 Basic Human Nutrition (2 credits)
  • MST 1181 Nurse Aide Training (4 credits)
  • NUR 1110 Dosage Calculations (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)

Other Technical Elective

  • EBE 1000 Employability Skills (1 credits)

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.

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