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Health Occupations

The Health/Service Careers Foundational Skill Certificate prepares students with entry level skills and competencies needed for employment opportunities within the healthcare and social service industry. Topics focus on competencies required of healthcare and social service providers, such as HIPAA, Professionalism/Ethics, Diversity/Cultural Awareness, Teamwork, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Safe Practice/Infection Control, Medical Terminology, and First Aid. Completion of this skills certificate provides the first step in making an informed decision regarding the selection of additional programs of study leading to healthcare and service careers.

This course is an introduction of the concepts and skills that serve as a foundation for the health care professions. Topics include hygiene and safety, infection control, basic client monitoring and basic first aid, therapeutic communication and basic health documentation.

This basic medical language course will discuss common diseases and injuries and their pharmacological treatment using medical terminology in English and Spanish, when appropriate.

This course provides an overview of the concepts of health and illness, cultural diversity and legal issues that affect the health care professional.

This course explores career options in the health care industry, healthy behavior for health care workers, work ethics, professional resumes and interviewing skills and personality traits of a health care professional.


Fall 2022 enrollment application deadline is June 30, 2022.

Email: @email to request for an application.
Mandatory Orientation for the Fall 2022 Semester is on August 6, 2022.

Spring 2023 enrollment application deadline is December 31, 2022.

Email: @email to request for an application.
Mandatory Orientation for the Spring 2023 Semester is on January 7, 2023.

Contact Information


Dept. Location: G5-211L


Monica Thurston, Ed. S., MBA, RHIA
Department Chair, Allied Health
Program Director, Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, and Health Occupations

Email: @email
Phone: (323) 780-6802
Google Voice Number (562) 980-5185