The Health Professions Basic Program provides the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for a career in health professions.

The program prepares you to begin your studies towards a healthcare career. Course topics include CPR Certification (American Heart Association), Blood Borne Pathogen and Personal Protective Equipment Use (Embedded N95 Mask Fit Testing), HIPAA, and Introduction to EHR Documentation Security.

You will improve your health literacy skills and explore career options in the healthcare industry. Completing this certificate provides the first step in making an informed decision regarding the selection of additional programs of study leading to academic and healthcare career goals. The curriculum can prepare you for a pathway to credit health science programs. 

Program Outcomes:
  • Assess the need for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Demonstrate effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Describe professional and ethical responsibilities in maintaining healthcare privacy and handling of Electronic and Paper Health Records
  • Explain HIPAA As it pertains to healthcare workers
  • Identify steps to prevent acquisition of infection while working in healthcare settings
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of selected Personal Protective Equipment

Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!

Required Courses

  • HLTN 1000 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider
  • HLTN 1001 Blood Borne Pathogens
  • HLTN 1003 HIPAA and Introduction to EHR Documentation Security

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Request Your Certificate

If you have completed and passed all of the required courses, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Completion."

Petition for Certificate of Completion

Steps to Get Started

Use the guide below to start taking classes in the Health Professions Basic Program. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes

  1. Check course availability in Schedule of Classes

    To find Health Professions Basic courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “Health Noncredit”.

    Go to Class Schedule

  2. Choose which type of student you are:

    Follow these steps if you are new to PCC OR returning after an absence of 1 or more major semester(s):

    1. Apply to Noncredit
      • Create an OpenCCC account if you don’t have one already.

    2. Receive Welcome Letter via email

    3. Activate your LancerPoint account

    4. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    5. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN# 

    Follow these steps if you are a current or continuing PCC student (noncredit or credit):

    1. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    2. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN#