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HCCC 1000 -- Introduction to Healthcare Careers,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course will familiarize students with the historical, philosophical, and social foundations of various healthcare careers. Students will explore career options within the fields of allied health. Course content is designed to provide glimpses into a variety of aspects of health careers, to promote discussion, and to encourage critical reflection and self-exploration. The major course topics will guide students in exploring the influences of legal and ethical influences on health careers and how these influences impact what is done in the profession today. Students will explore client and staff diversity, client needs, and safety and standard precautions found in allied health careers. Course content is designed to promote discussion, increase professional communication and apply critical thinking to various health care topics.

HCCC 1600 -- Spanish for Healthcare Professionals,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed as NURS 1600 and SPAN 1600)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: SPAN 1101 (first-semester Spanish) or one year of high school Spanish with a score of 100 or higher on the Spanish placement test (note: to take the free online placement test, go to

Designed for currently employed healthcare professionals seeking to acquire continuing education credits or students who plan to work in the healthcare industry. This course provides the basic tools to communicate with Hispanic patients on topics such as family, health, medical conditions, medicine and nutrition. Spanish for Healthcare Professionals is not intended for native Spanish speakers. However, students enrolling in this course should already be familiar with elementary concepts such as greetings, the alphabet, telling time, and the basic principles of verb conjugation.