Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)

Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)

The Health Sciences Technology program at Cincinnati State offers a flexible curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the healthcare field. Students are trained to perform multiple functions in more than one healthcare-related discipline, while working toward completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree.

To complete the associate’s degree requirements, students combine certificate program coursework (chosen from the certificates listed) with core technical coursework in areas such as science, medical terminology, and professional standards. Students also complete courses in communication and other foundation skill areas.

Students must meet with an advisor before deciding on their areas of study.

Most program graduates are employed in a field related to one of their completed certificates.

For more information, please contact the Health and Public Safety Division at (513) 569-1670.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit our Admissions Page

Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
MCH 100Healthcare Informatics ( T) 202
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 1 (T)  425
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning ( G) 223
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MCH 10X Medical Terminology Elective (T)  3 3
Semester 2  
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
MCH 138Patient Care Skills ( T) 132
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 2 (T)  425
Semester 3  
EMS 100CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional ( B) 101
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology ( G) 303
BIO 151Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( G) 324
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 3 (T)  425
MCH 108Professionalism in Healthcare ( T) 303
Semester 4  
MCH 114Law and Ethics for Healthcare ( T) 202
MCH 116Cultural Competency for Health and Public Safety Professions ( T) 303
BIO 152Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B) 324
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 4 (T)  425
PSY XXX Psychology Elective (B)  303
Total Credits:  551763

Electives

Medical Terminology Elective
MCH 101
MCH 102
Medical Terminology 1
and Medical Terminology 2 (T)
4
MCH 104Comprehensive Medical Terminology (T)3
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
Psychology Elective
PSY 200Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 210Adolescent Development3
PSY 225Lifespan Development3
Certificate Electives
Students must complete at least two of the following certificates and must earn a minimum of 20 credits in certificate courses that are not already required for the Health Sciences Technology degree. Other healthcare certificates (not listed below) may be used with the prior permission of the Health Sciences Technology Program Chair.
Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor Certificate
HFT 128Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor4
Aquatic Personal Trainer Certificate
HFT 160Aquatic Personal Trainer2
Coding Specialist Certificate
BIO 240Pathophysiology3
HIM 100Introduction to Health Information Management4
HIM 115Clinical Abstracting of Health Data2
HIM 130International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Coding4
HIM 135Pharmacology for Health Information Management1
HIM 210Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies3
HIM 215Advanced Medical Coding4
HIM 225Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding3
Community Health Worker Certificate
CHW 100Community Health Worker Training4
CHW 180Community Health Worker Practicum3
MCH 106Health and Wellness Promotion2
Electrocardiography (Basic) Certificate
MCH 141Electrocardiography 13
Electrocardiography (Advanced) - Arrhythmia Recognition Certificate
MCH 142Electrocardiography 24
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate
EMS 110Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice7
Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate
EMS 110Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice7
EMS 120Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology3
EMS 211Paramedic 112
EMS 212Paramedic 212
EMS 213Paramedic 312
EMS 221Paramedic 1 Lab1
EMS 231Paramedic 1 Practicum2
EMS 222Paramedic 2 Lab1
EMS 232Paramedic 2 Practicum 3
EMS 223Paramedic 3 Lab1
EMS 233Paramedic 3 Practicum3
Group Fitness Instructor Certificate
HFT 122Group Fitness Instructor4
Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate
HFT 130Foundations of Health and Wellness Programs3
HFT 164Health and Fitness Across the Life Span 13
HFT 168Health and Fitness Across the Life Span 23
Health Unit Coordinator Certificate
MCH 110Orientation to Health Records3
MCH 120Health Unit Coordinator Training4
Medical Assistant Certificate
BIO 117Human Body in Health and Disease3
MA 100Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants4
MA 105Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants4
MA 110Medical Office Laboratory Procedures5
MA 115Pharmacology for Medical Assistants3
MA 120Medical Office Insurance Coding and Billing2
MA 125Externship and Seminar for Medical Assistants4
MCH 104Comprehensive Medical Terminology3
PSY 225Lifespan Development3
Nurse Aide Training Certificate
MCH 130Nurse Aide Training5
Patient Care Assistant Certificate
MCH 132Patient Care Assistant Training3
Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate
HFT 151Personal Fitness Trainer 14
HFT 152Personal Fitness Trainer 24
HFT 156Establishing a Personal Training Business3
HFT 182Personal Fitness Trainer Practicum2
Pilates Mat Instructor Certificate
HFT 116Pilates Mat Instructor2
HFT 180Pilates Mat Practicum2
Practical Nursing Certificate
PN 101Practical Nursing Concepts 18
PN 102Practical Nursing Concepts 210
PN 103Practical Nursing Concepts 36
PN 185Practical Nursing Role Transition2
Resistance Training Certificate
HFT 124Resistance Training Instructor4

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

Courses

MCH 100 Healthcare Informatics
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on technology used in the healthcare delivery system and electronic health records (EHR) management. Topics include: hardware, software, user interfaces, telecommunications and networks, and health management information systems.
Prerequisites: IM 105 or 20 wpm keyboarding speed
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MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the basic structure of medical words and abbreviations. Topics include: prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, and singulars and plurals.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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MCH 102 Medical Terminology 2
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A continuation of MCH 101 . Topics include: defining, pronouncing, and spelling medical terms using prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combined forms.
Prerequisites: MCH 101 (minimum grade C)
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MCH 104 Comprehensive Medical Terminology
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A comprehensive study of medical terminology. Topics include: prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, singulars and plurals, and abbreviations associated with medical specialties.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Approved

Ohio Career-Technical Assurance Guide Approved

MCH 106 Health and Wellness Promotion
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on promoting health and wellness issues to the public. Topics include: self-empowerment, stress reduction, physical fitness, healthy eating, addiction avoidance, identifying and reducing risk factors in disease, and alternative therapies.
Prerequisites: None
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MCH 108 Professionalism in Healthcare
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on professional standards applicable in healthcare settings. Topics include: communication skills, employability skills, healthcare teams, diversity, career planning, and professional development.
Prerequisites: AFL 080 or appropriate placement test score
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MCH 110 Orientation to Health Records
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the content and format of health records. Topics include: standard forms, legal issues related to health records, maintaining health records, and filing and retrieving diagnostic reports.
Prerequisites: MCH 101 (minimum grade C), and IM 105 or appropriate keyboarding score
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MCH 112 Issues in Health Economics
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on current trends and concerns related to the economics of health care systems. Topics include: economic differences between medical care and other commodities.
Prerequisites: None
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MCH 114 Law and Ethics for Healthcare
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on fundamentals of medical jurisprudence and essentials of professional behavior in healthcare. Topics include: medical ethics, legal concerns in healthcare, and the healthcare provider's role as an agent of the physician.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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MCH 116 Cultural Competency for Health and Public Safety Professions
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the influences of race, culture, and ethnicity in shaping values, belief systems, and behaviors of Health and Public Safety professionals and patients/clients.
Prerequisites: ENG 101
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MCH 118 Quality Improvement in Healthcare
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on quality improvement in healthcare, focused on patient-centered care. Topics include: organizations responsible for healthcare accreditation and regulation, healthcare provider departments that address regulations, and trends affecting delivery of quality healthcare services.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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MCH 120 Health Unit Coordinator Training
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on skills required for entry-level medical clerical workers. Topics include: patient charts, transcribing nursing treatment, using computer software, medication, respiratory and physical therapy orders, X-ray and MRI scan procedures, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and endoscopy.
Prerequisites: MCH 101 or MCH 104 (minimum grade C for either)
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MCH 130 Nurse Aide Training
5 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on caring for the elderly in long-term care facilities. Topics include: communication skills, mental health and social service needs, resident rights, safety and emergency procedures, and restorative services. Students who complete the course successfully are qualified to take the Ohio Board of Health Competency Evaluation Test.
Prerequisites: None
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Instructor Consent Required

MCH 132 Patient Care Assistant Training
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course that prepares students for employment in acute care facilities as nursing assistive personnel. Topics include: role definition/classification, communication, basic anatomy/physiology concepts with associated observations, overview of nutrition/diet therapy, introduction to common pathologies, and commonly delegated skills.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score, and MCH 130 , and on State Nurse Aide Registry or eligible for Registry
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Instructor Consent Required

MCH 134 Medication Aide Training
6 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

A course that prepares students to distribute medications in long-term care and residential care facilities, through a minimum of 80 hours of lecture and laboratory practice and 40 hours of clinical experience.
Prerequisites: MCH 130 , and on State Nurse Aide Registry or have one year of experience in a residential care setting
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Instructor Consent Required

MCH 136 Restorative Aide Training
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on rehabilitation services used to return individuals to optimal mobility and functioning following various conditions. Topics include: lifting, moving, and ambulation procedures; care of individuals with musculoskeletal, neurological, and integumentary conditions; and restorative approaches to meeting nutrition, hydration, and personal care needs.
Prerequisites: MCH 130 , and on State Nurse Aide Registry or eligible for Registry
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Instructor Consent Required

MCH 138 Patient Care Skills
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamental health care concepts and skills for students planning a career in healthcare. Topics include: basic body mechanics, patient draping techniques, infection control techniques, oxygen therapy, and problem solving techniques.
Prerequisites: None
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MCH 141 Electrocardiography 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on basic principles of electrocardiography. Topics include: the electrical conductive system of the heart, patient preparation, setting up the ECG machine, and recognizing and correcting distortion problems.
Prerequisites: BIO 100 or BIO 111 or BIO 151 (minimum grade C for all)
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MCH 142 Electrocardiography 2
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A continuation of MCH 141 , including review of basic electrocardiography and 12 lead ECG interpretation. Topics include: cardiac electrophysiology, recognizing common dysrhythmia and advanced cardiac dysrhythmias, chamber enlargement, pacemakers, myocardial ischemia, injury, infarct patterns, and effects of drugs and electrolytes on the ECG.
Prerequisites: MCH 141 (minimum grade C), or certification in EMT, Paramedic, Nursing, or Practical Nursing
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MCH 198 First Year Special Topics in Multi-Competency Health Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Multi-Competency Health Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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MCH 199 First Year Independent Project in Multi-Competency Health Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Multi-Competency Health Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Multi-Competency Health Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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MCH 298 Second Year Special Topics in Multi-Competency Health Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Multi-Competency Health Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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MCH 299 Second Year Independent Project in Multi-Competency Health Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Multi-Competency Health Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Multi-Competency Health Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Daphne Robinson, BS, RHIT
daphne.robinson@cincinnatistate.edu