Prepare to work in a hospital
In this program, you'll take courses in communication skills, pharmacology, patient charts and extensive training processing physician's orders. You'll cap off your education with a supervised hospital practicum to put your skills to work.
What to expect
The program is offered once a year on a part-time basis starting each September and finishing in May. Classes are held at the Interurban Campus. From September to April, you'll spend 10 hours a week in the classroom over two evenings and Saturdays.
In addition, you should expect to spend two to six hours each week doing homework. During April and May, you'll complete your program with a required 110-hour supervised hospital practicum.
|Course Name||Length (approximate)|
|Processing Medication Orders||30 hours|
|Hospital Tools and Topics||27 hours|
|Communication Skills for Unit Clerks||25 hours|
|Processing Laboratory and Diagnostic Orders||42 hours|
|Patient Chart Records||12 hours|
|Employment Skills for Unit Clerks||12 hours|
|Processing Surgical and Treatment Orders||40 hours|