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Health Science CTE Cluster

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Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways in the Health Sciences CTE Cluster lead to a credential for employment (certificate, diploma, or degree). Prepare for a career planning, managing, and therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnological research and development.

Available Pathways

Classes are offered at our college campuses in Monroe and Polkton and online. Some classes may be offered at your local high school. Classes are organized into pathways and align with the K-12 curriculum and Career and College Ready Standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

The following CTE pathways are available to eligible high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE (C25310PA)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Introduction to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 121: Medical Terminology I (HS) 3 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 122: Medical Terminology II (HS) 3 MED 121 Fall, Spring, Summer
OST 148: Medical Coding Billing & Insurance 3 None Fall
Total Credits 12

GENERAL MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE (C25310PB)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
OST 148: Medical Coding Billing & Insurance 3 None Fall
OST 149: Medical Legal Issues 3 None Fall, Spring
MED 121: Medical Terminology I (HS) 3 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 122: Medical Terminology II (HS) 3 MED 121 Fall, Spring, Summer
OST 243: Medical Office Simulation 3 OST 148 Spring
Total Credits 15

MEDICAL ASSISTING I CTE CERTIFICATE (C45400PA)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
MED 110:Orientation to Med Assisting 1 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
MED 118: Medical Law and Ethics 2 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
MED 121: Medical Terminology I 3 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 122: Medical Terminology II 3 MED 121 Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 130: Admin Office Procedure I 2 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
MED 131: Admin Office Procedure II 2 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
Total Credits 13

MEDICAL ASSISTING II CTE CERTIFICATE (C45400PB)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
BIO 163: Basic Anatomy and Physiology 5 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
MED 110:Orientation to Med Assisting 1 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
MED 118: Medical Law and Ethics 2 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 121: Medical Terminology I 3 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 122: Medical Terminology II 3 MED 121 Fall, Spring
MED 130: Admin Office Procedure I 2 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
MED 131: Admin Office Procedure II 2 MED 130 Fall, Spring
Total Credits 18

 

MEDICAL ASSISTING III CTE CERTIFICATE (C45400PC)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Introduction to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 110:Orientation to Med Assisting 1 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
MED 118: Medical Law and Ethics 2 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
MED 121: Medical Terminology I 3 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 122: Medical Terminology II 3 MED 121 Fall, Spring, Summer
MED 130: Admin Office Procedure I 2 CCP qualifying scores Fall, Spring
MED 131: Admin Office Procedure II 2 MED 130 Fall, Spring
Total Credits 16

 

NURSE AIDE CTE CERTIFICATE (C45840PA)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110: Introduction to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring, Summer
NAS 101: Nurse Aide I 6 Prior Admission/Age 16 1/2 Fall, Spring
NAS 102: Nurse Aide II 6 NAS 101 Spring
Total Credits 15

 

NURSE AIDE BASIC CTE CERTIFICATE (C45840PB)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
NAS 101: Nurse Aide I 6 Prior Admission/Age 16 1/2 Fall, Spring
NAS 102: Nurse Aide II 6 NAS 101 Spring
Total Credits 12
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