Introduction to Health Careers

8-Credit Certificate

For the 2017-18 academic year, WCTC is offering a 8-credit, Introduction to Health Careers, to help familiarize students with the various roles and responsibilities in health careers and help them decide on a career direction. This general health studies certificate is designed to help students develop soft skills, organizational methods and self-management techniques critical to jobs in the health professions.

Technical courses within the certificate lead into two healthcare pathway technical diploma programs:

In addition to the credit courses offered in the certificate program, students participate in bridge support work. Bridges help support future learning and strengthen skills in reading, writing and math as these subjects relate to technical courses.

  • Some credits earned in the certificate and diploma programs may be applied to other programs offered within the School of Health.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school health courses.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 501-150 Exploring Medical Language 12 *
 501-107 Digital Literacy Healthcare2 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 501-151 Exploring Medical Language 22 *
 501-104 Culture of Healthcare2 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

* 501-101, Medical Terminology can be substituted for both 501-150 and 501-151.

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View course descriptions of all required courses

Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.