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The two-year Respiratory Therapist (RSPT) program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level certification (CRT) and advanced-level registry (RRT) board exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC),18000 W. 105th St, Olathe, KS 66061, 913.599.4200. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC), 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021-4244, Telephone: 800.874.5615. The following courses: EDUC 1300 Learning Framework, RSPT 1201 Introduction to Respiratory Care, BIOL 2301/2101 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2302/2102 Anatomy & Physiology II and MATH 1314 College Algebra are prerequisites for admission to the Respiratory Therapist - AAS program. Total Credits in the Prerequisite Semester are 16.
The Retail Pharmacy Technician OSA is a fast-track training program that prepares the student for entry-level employment in Retail Pharmacy settings. During the first 8 weeks of the 13 week training, the student attends lecture and lab. The remaining 5 weeks consists of 160 hours of clinical practicum in a retail pharmacy and reviewing for the national pharmacy technician certification exam.
The Retailing certificate provides students with specialized skills needed for entry-level positions in marketing or retailing. All courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Marketing degree.
Deactivation pending SACSCOC approval. Students who are Deaf Education majors can earn a certificate in American Sign Language Studies. Courses taken at HCC Interpreter Training Program can transfer to any university in Texas that has a Deaf Education Program. Students wishing to complete an AAS in Interpreting/Transliteration can apply to the program after successful passing of the mid-point exam.
These courses are designed to help prepare students for the City of Houston Boiler Operator examination.
The ARTS Program strongly recommends that a student complete this degree before transferring to a 4-year college or university studio art program. Some specialty visual arts colleges such as Kansas City Art Institute, Savannah College of Art and Design, etc., might require freshman or sophomore coursework specific to specialized programs at their schools. This associates degree is intended for studio art majors. Students interested in an in Art History major will require additional art history and language courses. Students interested in an arts education major will require a color theory class.
The Styling/Salon Management Entrepreneur certificate program prepares students with the concepts, principles, and skills necessary to establish a cosmetology salon. The certificate is designed for students who have experience in cosmetology and desire to obtain the skills necessary for the administration of a styling salon, facial or nail boutique. The certificate focuses on entrepreneurial business management skills, interpersonal communication and supervision, as well as human relations.
The Accelerated Alternate Delivery (AAD) Occupational Skills Award (OSA) is designed to make available to the on-the-job trained surgical technologists or graduates from non-CAAHEP accredited programs an accelerated route in which to become eligible to sit for the national certification exam for surgical technology. To qualify for the program, prospective applicants must have completed on-the-job training for surgical technology or non-CAAHEP training before March 1, 2000.
The Surgical Technology program is designed for individuals interested in caring for the surgical patient. Upon completion of the program, graduates may gain employment as the primary scrub person who handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment during all types of surgical procedures. Portions of this program meet the needs of the registered nurse who is seeking employment in a surgically affiliated field. The following courses are HPRS 1201 prerequisites for admission to the Surgical Technology-Certificate program. Total Credits Prereq Semester - 2
The Sterile Processing Technician Occupational Skills Award (OSA) is designed for individuals interested in processing surgical instrumentation. The completer of this award will be eligible to work in an entry-level position alongside health care professionals with supervision in a surgical instrumentation central processing department.