NC 605: Introduction to Health Occupations

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Spring 2023
Credits: 0
Total Contact Hours: 12
Lecture Hours : 12
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 24
Total Student Learning Hours: 36
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Non-Credit Course

Catalog Course Description

This course will introduce students to the health care occupations. The focus will be on careers that require two years or less of education for certification or licensure. Some of the careers this course will explore include Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Dental Assistant, Registered Nurse (RN), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). 12 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Identify personal interests and values and assess their compatibility with a healthcare career.
  • Conduct research on healthcare career occupations featured in the course for the purpose of developing a career plan.
  • Develop an understanding of the job security that employment in healthcare can provide.

Major Course Content

  1. Healthcare Careers
    1. Certified Nursing Assistant
      1. Home Health Aide
    2. Dental Assistant
    3. Emergency Medical Technician
    4. Medical Assistant
    5. Nursing
      1. Vocational Nurse
      2. Registered Nurse (ADN)
    6. Occupational Therapy / Rehab Aide
    7. Pharmacy Technician
    8. Phlebotomist
    9. Psychiatric Technician
    10. Radiology Technician
    11. Registered Respiratory Therapist

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

The following online tool will be used: Health Care Pathway | The Health Care Career and Education Center (

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture