Health Service Professions, Certificate of Achievement

This certificate is designed to inform health career-bound students about a variety of options while completing coursework that is foundational or required for transfer level health credentials and/or stackable CTE program degrees and certificates. Students who complete this certificate will be able to navigate the career preparation pathways of choice. Supports fulfillment of Area B science requirements and introductory coursework for a healthcare discipline Associate in Science degree: Dental Assisting, Human Services, Nursing, Medical Assisting, Nutrition, Kinesiology or Physical Education Aide.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
ANAT 5Human Biology4
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry I4-5
or CHEM 30A Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences
HLTH 4Healthy Living3
Select one course from the following:1-3
Orientation to Dental Careers
Introduction to Human Services and Social Work
Introduction to Health Careers
Nursing Program Readiness
Nutrition
Introduction to Careers in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food
Introduction to Kinesiology
Introduction to Careers in Sports Medicine and Allied Health
Total Units12-15

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  
 

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall or SpringUnits
ANAT 5 Human Biology 4
CHEM 1A
General Chemistry I
or Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences
4-5
HLTH 4 Healthy Living 3
Select one of the following: 1-3
Orientation to Dental Careers  
Introduction to Human Services and Social Work  
Introduction to Health Careers  
Nursing Program Readiness  
Nutrition  
Introduction to Careers in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food  
Introduction to Kinesiology  
Introduction to Careers in Sports Medicine and Allied Health  
 Units12-15
 Total Units12-15

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.