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Certificate of Completion
Healthcare Career Preparation and CPR/Basic Life Support

The Noncredit Healthcare Clerical Medical Assistant program prepares students for a variety of non-clinical entry-level positions in the growing healthcare field. The program comprises several short-term vocational education opportunities that cover essential academic and practical training with a focus on employment readiness.  Instructors will provide theoretical knowledge in health sciences and offer guidance from their seasoned experience as health service professionals in various medical settings. Students who complete the proposed program’s 7-course sequence may earn up to 3 certificates: Certificate of Completion in Healthcare Foundations and CPR/Basic, Certificate of Completion: Medical Office Assistant, Certificate of Completion: Medical Billing Specialist.  All certificates are approved by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.  Students who complete the program’s full curriculum (NHSN 040, 032, NSCI 041, NHSN 042, 043, 044) may pursue an additional industry credential, Certified Professional Biller, by taking the certifying exam administered by AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders).

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Sample Education Plan

CourseUnitsTypically Offered
Required Courses
NHSN 040 - Healthcare Careers ExplorationNC0.0
NHSN 040 - Healthcare Careers Exploration (0.0 units)

This course is an orientation to non-clinical allied healthcare career pathways. Students gain exposure to the human services and administrative support dimensions of the healthcare field and learn about employment opportunities, educational requirements, and support resources available to enter the growing workforce. Students benefit from assessing their personal values and aptitudes for a career in healthcare while engaging general introductions to principles and practices foundational to healthcare careers.

NHSN 032 - American Heart Association CPR BLSNC0.0
NHSN 032 - American Heart Association CPR BLS (0.0 units)

This course is taught by AHA Instructors which meet the requirements for most nursing programs and clinical facilities. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.

HSCI 041 - Basic Human AnatomyNC0.0
HSCI 041 - Basic Human Anatomy (0.0 units)

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Total Units for Healthcare Career Preparation and CPR/Basic Life Support program 0.0 
Required courses to receive a noncredit certificate.
NC Noncredit course
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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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