Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog

Basic Health Care, CPC

Length: One year, 23-24 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $5,085

  • Books/Course Materials - $560
  • Technology Fees - $18
  • Online Course Fees - $175
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $3,025

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Term-by-Term Course Plan

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program, which can be completed entirely online, is to teach the basic skills needed for employment in an entry-level position in a healthcare setting. The outcomes include practice responsible and confidential communications and apply an understanding of health care laws and ethics are required in health care practice , work in a professional manner in the health care environment, understand and apply medical terminology appropriately, describe the anatomy and physiology of the various systems of the body, demonstrate basic computer skills and, recognize the scope of work the student is legally allowed to perform with their level of training. The certificate is fully embedded in the Health Records Technology certificate and multiple other Lane programs. It is designed for positions in health care such as patient transport, medical receptionist, environmental support, food services, and physical therapy aide.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements to work as a professional in a health care environment.
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills.
  • Apply the principles and privacy and security based on laws and professional ethics required in health care practices.
  • Demonstrate ability to use medical terminology appropriately, including abbreviations, acronyms, spelling, and pronunciation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge on the basics of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Demonstrate professional written and verbal communications in a responsible and confidential manner.
  • Demonstrate intellectually informed, appreciative, and understanding of various cultures, histories, as marked by class, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, and other manifestations of difference.

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.