2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Jan 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences and Human Services Degrees, Certificates and Awards



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Health Sciences and Human Services

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Programs

Associate of Science

Certificate of Achievement

Emergency Medical Technician

Programs

Occupational Skills Award

Health Information Technology

Programs

Associate of Science

Health Sciences

Programs

Associate of Arts

Certificate of Achievement

Human Services

The Human Services department offers the following programs of study for people who want to work with people. The curricula meet the needs of career-oriented students who wish career preparation at the Associate degree or vocational certificate levels. They will also serve as an introduction to social work, social welfare, criminal justice, counseling, mental health, and other helping professions for students planning advanced degrees in these fields.
Coursework includes participation in internships and Cooperative Work Experiences at various facilities.

Saddleback College is an academic member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). Saddleback College does not offer a certificate for the Eating Disorders Program, however, the course is certified by IAEDP.

The Human Services department offers the four programs listed below.

Programs

Associate of Science

Certificate of Achievement

Occupational Skills Award

Medical Assistant

This program prepares students for employment as a medical assistant in a physician’s office or clinic. The curriculum is designed to provide training in administrative (front office) and clinical (back office) medical assisting skills. Instruction is given in basic medical office procedures (including appointment scheduling, billing, and insurance), assisting with examinations, surgical and laboratory procedures (including venipuncture, pharmacology, and injections), electrocardiography, electronic health records, public relations, supervision, and practice-building techniques. An externship experience helps provide the student with the skills necessary to enter this field.

Successful completion of courses will require that a grade of “C” or better be achieved. When a student fails to achieve a “C” or better in any course, the student will be given the opportunity to repeat the failed course once on a space available basis. If a student receives a second grade of less than a “C” in any Medical Assistant course, that student will be dropped from the Medical Assistant Program and will not be eligible for re-entry into the Saddleback College Medical Assistant program. A student may not enter Clinical Experience (MA 217) until all courses are completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Programs

Certificate of Achievement

Occupational Skills Award

Medical Lab Technology

Programs

Associate of Science

Certificate of Achievement

Nursing

The Nursing Program at Saddleback College offers a curriculum that qualifies the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program provides graduates with the education necessary to become competent entry level registered nurses, to obtain employment in a variety of settings, and to provide quality patient centered care.

Programs

Associate of Science

Certificate of Achievement

Other Programs

Paramedic

Programs

Associate of Science

Certificate of Achievement