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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

Health Programs


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The division of Health Programs provides education leading to the associate of applied science degree in nursing, physical therapist assistant, health information technology, and respiratory care. Students may also earn a technical certificate for pharmacy technician, medical coding, medical insurance specialist, and medical transcription. Completion of these programs enables the student to take licensure or certification examinations for these health care careers.

Criminal Background Check Requirement

Criminal background checks may be a requirement for training at some affiliated clinical sites. Based on the results of these checks, an affiliated clinical site may determine to not allow your presence at a facility. Additionally, a criminal background may preclude licensure or employment.

If you are assigned to a clinical affiliate requiring a criminal background check, you will be required to provide the requested information. Acceptance of you as a student in the clinical facility will be at the clinical affiliate’s discretion. As a student, you will be responsible for the cost of any required background checks.

If a clinical affiliate denies your presence in the facility, you will not be able to complete the clinical/practicum experience and you will be withdrawn from the program.

The specifications for the background check are at the discretion of the clinical affiliate. Should the affiliate not require a specific vendor for the check, the program director will provide a list of available vendors to  purchase the required criminal background check.

The cost of the criminal background check will average $50 to $100. The exact amount may vary based on the affiliate specifications and individual student differences.

As a student you will not be allowed access to a clinical facility for any student experience until the clinical facility has authorized your presence.


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