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Healthcare Foundations

Academic Division of Professional Programs

The Quincy College Healthcare Foundations Certificate program is a Free* 15 week online program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of:

  • Medical Assistants
  • Patient Care Technicians
  • Social and Human Services Assistants
  • Community Health Workers
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Health Information Technicians
  • Intake Assistant

This program allows students to earn 12 credits in one semester. Credits earned can be transferred into an associate degree.

Upcoming Classes

Classes will be held online. Check back soon for an updated schedule.

  • SOC 112-51, Interpersonal Communications (3 credits)
  • CSI 101-51, Introduction to Computers (3 credits)
  • PHL 103-51, Medical Ethics (3 credits)
  • HSC 140-51, Medical Terminology (3 credits)

Eligibility

Individuals who are currently unemployed, low income, and interested in seeking employment within the Healthcare field. A high school diploma or GED/HISET is required.

This program is being offered in collaboration with MassHire South Shore Career Center and Quincy College.

*This program is free to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Please contact us for more information. 

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

View the curriculum for this certificate program in the latest college catalog here.

Kate Lopci, Associate Vice President of Workforce Development
klopci@quincycollege.edu

Please note that the Healthcare Foundations certificate program is not eligible for financial aid.

View the curriculum for this certificate program in the latest college catalog here.

Certificates

The Quincy College Healthcare Foundations Certificate program is a Free* 15 week online program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of:

  • Medical Assistants
  • Patient Care Technicians
  • Social and Human Services Assistants
  • Community Health Workers
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Health Information Technicians
  • Intake Assistant

Topics include:

  • Business and Medical Communications
  • Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Healthcare Operations
  • Public Relations and Interpersonal Communications
  • Software Applications
  • Record-Keeping and Filing Systems
  • Scheduling and Meeting Planning
  • Applicable Policy and Regulations
  • Professional Standards and Ethics

*Program costs may be covered for individuals who meet MassHire’s eligibility criteria.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program the student should be able to:

  • Identify and apply the medical terminology and abbreviations of the healthcare profession
  • Utilize Information Technology for research and the solution of common business problems
  • Operate programs, software, and computer applications of the healthcare profession
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant data sources, compliance rules, regulations, and the ethics of patient care
  • Demonstrate proficiency in business writing and communication skills as they apply to the healthcare field

Lifelong Learning

The Quincy College Healthcare Foundations Certificate program is a Free* 15 week online program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of:

  • Medical Assistants
  • Patient Care Technicians
  • Social and Human Services Assistants
  • Community Health Workers
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Health Information Technicians
  • Intake Assistant

Topics include:

  • Business and Medical Communications
  • Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Healthcare Operations
  • Public Relations and Interpersonal Communications
  • Software Applications
  • Record-Keeping and Filing Systems
  • Scheduling and Meeting Planning
  • Applicable Policy and Regulations
  • Professional Standards and Ethics

*This program is free to those who meet the eligibility criteria. To inquire about this program, please contact MassHire representative Denise Gleason at 617-934-4857.. 

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program the student should be able to:

  • Identify and apply the medical terminology and abbreviations of the healthcare profession
  • Utilize Information Technology for research and the solution of common business problems
  • Operate programs, software, and computer applications of the healthcare profession
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant data sources, compliance rules, regulations, and the ethics of patient care
  • Demonstrate proficiency in business writing and communication skills as they apply to the healthcare field
Healthcare Foundations Courses
    •  
    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • PHL 103
    • Medical Ethics
    • 3
    This course will examine a number of value problems arising from the broader context of ethical systems and explore them within the context of medicine and health care. Among the ethical problems, particular considerations will be given to euthanasia, abortion, genetic research, and human experimentation. Issues of medicine and the public interest will also be discussed. Open to all students. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • SOC 112
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • 3
    An experience-based introduction to the concepts and skills in oral communication; listening, feedback, group discussions, speeches, self-disclosure and relational communication.
    • CSI 101
    • Introduction to Computers
    • 3
    This course introduces the student to the theory, structure, and application of computers. Topics include word processing, spread sheeting, presentation, and database management (software).
    • HSC 140
    • Medical Terminology
    • 3
    This course provides a foundation for the understanding of medical terms, their abbreviations, basic anatomy and physiology as well as pathological conditions. It includes the study of prefixes and suffixes and root/stem words as well as medical technology terms with an emphasis on spelling, pronunciation, definitions and common usage. This course is similar to learning a foreign language and involves the memorization as well as the application of words/terms. The student will study and demonstrate proficiency in spelling, pronouncing, definition and application of medical terms.

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