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Prerequisite courses provide a first step into many health care careers.

Please refer to the chart to see which courses are required for various programs. You can also check the individual program page.

Prerequisite Chart

Central Services Technician

Required:
  • Medical Terminology
  • CPR
  • HIPPA

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Required:
  • Medical Terminology

Certified Nursing Assistant

Required:
  • Medical Terminology
  • Math
  • CPR
  • HIPPA

Dental Assistant

Required:
  • Professional Prep.
  • CPR
  • HIPPA

EKG Technician

Required:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology

Electronic Health Records

Required:
  • Medical Terminology

Medical Billing

Required:
  • Medical Terminology

Medical Coding

Required:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology

Nursing Support Technician

Required:
  • Medical Terminology
  • CPR
  • HIPPA
  • Intro To Elec. Health Records

Opthalmic Medical Assistant

Required:
  • Medical Terminology
  • CPR
  • HIPPA
  • Intro To Elec. Health Records

Pharmacy Technician

Required:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Math
  • CPR
  • HIPPA

Physical Therapy Technician

Required:
  • Medical Terminology
  • Professional Prep.
  • CPR
  • HIPPA

Surgical Technology

Required:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Math
  • CPR
  • HIPPA

Unit Clerk

Required:
  • Medical Terminology
  • CPR
  • HIPPA
  • Intro To Elec. Health Systems

Venipuncture/Phlebotomy

Required:
  • Medical Terminology

Prerequisite Courses

AHC 360 HIPPA Training

Participate in an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Title II Administrative Simplification (HIPAA-AS). Topics include privacy, confidentiality, security, patient rights, covered entities, business associates, protected health information (PHI), and penalties. No textbook required.

AHE 519 Anatomy & Physiology For Health Occupations

Obtain a basic overview of the structure and function of the human body and its systems, including an introduction to common diseases. To be successful in this course, you need to have successfully completed at least half of Medical Terminology for Health Occupations (AHE534). Textbook required at first class. 

AHE 534 Medical Terminology for Health Occupations

Learn the correct pronunciation and meaning of medical terms. Recommended for all students interested in any health care occupation whether in direct patient care or medical office and insurance work. Textbook required for first class.

AHE 672 Anatomy & Physiology for Health Care Workers-Online

Online version of Anatomy and Physiology for Health Occupations covering cellular structure and function, and the structure and function of each body system. Textbook required at first class. 

AHL 719 HIPAA Training Online

Participate in an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Title II Administrative Simplification (HIPAA-AS). Topics include privacy, confidentiality, security, patient rights, covered entities, business associates, protected health information (PHI), and penalties. This class is entirely online and there is no textbook required. 

AHL 798 Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHR) Training

Learn the fundamentals of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and prepare for national certification as a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (EHRS). Textbook can be purchased at the CCBC Bookstore. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology for Health Occupations.

AHL 804 Introduction to Electronic Health Records (EHR) Training Online

Learn the fundamentals of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and prepare for national certification as a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (EHRS). This class is entirely online. Textbook can be purchased at the CCBC Bookstore. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology for Health Occupations

WOS 064 Basic Math Skills for the Health Care Worker

Review math skills related to math used in allied health courses and the health care field including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and conversions of fractions and decimals; the metric system for measurements and how to setup basic algebraic equations to solve health care problems (e.g., dosages). Textbook is provided in Blackboard. 

Challenge Exams

If you have taken health courses before, utilize one of the following exams to get credit.

AHC 356 Challenge Exam for HIPAA Training

Challenge the core course "HIPAA Training". Students who would like to "test out" of the course because of prior learning can take this exam. Passing the exam with an 80% or better allows the student to waive out of the class. You may only take this exam one time.

AHL 715 Challenge Exam for Anatomy and Physiology

Challenge the core course "Anatomy & Physiology". Students who would like to "test out" of the course because of prior learning can take this exam. Passing the exam with an 80% or better allows the student to waive out of the class. You may only take this exam one time.

AHL 716 Challenge Exam for Basic Math for Health Care Workers

Challenge the core course "Basic Math for Health Care Workers". Students who would like to "test out" of the course because of prior learning can take this exam. Passing the exam with an 80% or better allows the student to waive out of the class. You may only take this exam one time.

AHL 717 Challenge Exam for Medical Terminology

Challenge the core course "Medical Terminology". Students who would like to "test out" of the course because of prior learning can take this exam. Passing the exam with an 80% or better allows the student to waive out of the class. You may only take this exam one time.