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HLT 100: First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3 cr.) — Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. 2-3 credits ENF 2 eligible.

HLT 105: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (1 cr.) — Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness. Equivalent to EMS 100. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 1 hour per week.

HLT 106: First Aid and Safety (2 cr.) — Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety and first aid. Lecture 2 hours per week.

HLT 110: Concepts of Personal and Community Health (3 cr.) — Studies the concepts related to the maintenance of health, safety, and the prevention of illness at the personal and community level. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.

HLT 116: Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts (3 cr.) — Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 135: Child Health and Nutrition (3 cr.) — Focuses on the physical needs of the preschool child and the methods by which these are met. Emphasizes health routines, hygiene, nutrition, feeding and clothing habits, childhood diseases, and safety as related to health growth and development. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 143: Medical Terminology I (3 cr.) — Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 200: Human Sexuality (3 cr.) – Provides a basic understanding of human sexuality. Includes anatomy, physiology, pregnancy, family planning, venereal diseases, and sexual variations. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 204: Women’s Health (3 cr.)— Explores current issues related to women’s health and wellness with an emphasis upon prevention of disease and optimum well-being. Takes a multi-ethnic approach to exploring the most up-to-date findings, diagnostic tools, and treatments for breast cancer, reproductive tract illness, heart, and other common diseases faced by women from puberty through menopause. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 230: Principles of Nutrition and Human Development (3 cr.) — Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control, and the nutritional needs of an individual. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 250: General Pharmacology (3 cr.) — Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 118 or NUR 112 or an LPN certification. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 261: Basic Pharmacy I (3 cr.) — Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Prerequisite: Admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program. Co-requisite: HLT 250 and HLT 262 and HLT 263. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 262: Basic Pharmacy II (3 cr.) — Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Prerequisite: Admission into the Pharmacy Technician Program. Co-requisite: HLT 250 and HLT 261 and HLT 263. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 263: Basic Pharmacy I Lab (1 cr.) — Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Prerequisite: Admission into the Pharmacy Technician Program. Co-requisite: HLT 250 and HLT 261 and HLT 262. Laboratory 3 hours per week.

HLT 270: Health and Well-Being of the Older Adult (3 cr.) — Focuses on the health of the older adult; teaches health promotion; preventative health techniques; and accident prevention. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HLT 290: Coordinated Internship (4 cr.) — Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.

 

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