Multi-Skilled Health Technology (9325)

Lakeland's Multi-Skilled Health Technology degree program is designed to meet the ever changing needs of the healthcare delivery system by preparing students with cross-training in more than one healthcare skill. Students will learn to perform more than one function, often in more than one discipline within the allied health professions.

Students are required to select at least two specialization areas in addition to the general education and health technology core courses. Many of these specialization areas have national certification or state licensure. Students who complete these specialization requirements will be eligible to sit for the appropriate certification or licensure examinations.

Since there are many combinations of areas of specialization, students should contact the program director to discuss their career goal to plan for their curriculum.

Students must complete a minimum of 62-68 credits as follows:

  • 20 credit hours of general education core courses
  • 12-18 credits from related core courses
  • 30 credit hours from technical electives, including completion of at least two areas of specialization

Students who are not seeking the Associate of Applied Science Degree or students who already have a health technology degree but would like to obtain additional credentials in certain skills can enroll in individual certificate programs for each of the specialization areas.

Students must meet specific admission requirements for this program. Interested students should contact the director of admissions or the Counseling Office for details about applying for admission to the program.

Drug Testing may be requested in accordance with clinical affiliation requirements and/or for patient/student health and safety.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 and a "C" grade or higher is required in all multi-skilled health technology and general education courses as listed in the curriculum guide for the AAS degree in multi-skilled health technology.

Certificates are also available.

Core Courses

General Education Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2210Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2220Anatomy and Physiology II4
ENGL 1110English Composition I (A) 13
or ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B)
ENGL 1120English Composition II3
MATH 1330Statistics for the Health Sciences (or other college-level mathematics course) 23
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
or SOCY 1150 Principles of Sociology
Total Credit Hours20

Related Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
FYEX 1000First Year Experience1
HLTH 1100Introduction to U.S. Health Care System2
HLTH 1150Introduction to Electronic Health Records1
HLTH 1215Medical Terminology for Health Professions3
HLTH 1500Ethics and Legal Issues for Health Professionals2
HLTH 2100Pathophysiology3
Select course(s) from the Related Electives list0-6
Total Credit Hours12-18
1

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

2

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should take a sequence of math as advised by their counselor.

Electives

Course Title Credit Hours
Related Electives
BUSM 1620Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
COMM 1000Effective Public Speaking3
or COMM 1050 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or COMM 1100 Effective Interpersonal Communications
or COMM 1150 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communications
ITIS 1000Basic Computer Skills1
or ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials
Any other course(s) as general electives
Technical Electives
NOTE: Some of the following courses require admission to a specific certificate/area of specialization.
EMTS 1010Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 7
EMTS 2011Paramedic Beginner 12
EMTS 2021Paramedic Intermediate A 4
EMTS 2031Paramedic Intermediate B 4
EMTS 2041Paramedic Advanced 4
HIMT 1220Coding and Classification Systems: HCPCS/CPT 3
HIMT 2050Coding and Coding Classification Systems: ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS 3
HIMT 2530Reimbursement Methodologies 2
HIMT 2540Advanced Coding 3
HLTH 1160Health Coach I 2
HLTH 1170Health Coach Externship 1
HLTH 1238Structure, Function, Disease, and Therapeutics of the Human Body 4
HLTH 1240Phlebotomy 3
HLTH 1260Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum 2
HLTH 1265Phlebotomy Seminar 1
HLTH 1300Nutrition and Family Health 2
HLTH 1310Nutrition and Diet Therapy 2
HLTH 1350Nursing Assistant 4
HLTH 1400Customer Service and Healthcare 2
HLTH 1600Basic Pharmacology 2
HLTH 1700Basic Electrocardiography 2
MDAS 1110Introduction to Medical Assisting 3
MDAS 1150Medical Office Insurance and Reimbursements 3
MDAS 1210Basic Patient Skills 2
MDAS 1220Specialty Medical Assisting 3
MDAS 1250Medical Office Surgical Procedures 2
MDAS 1300Physician Office Laboratory 2
MDAS 1700Medical Assisting Practicum 3
MDAS 1800Medical Assisting Seminar 1
MDLT 2151Blood Collection Techniques 1
PEHR 1250First Aid 2
PEHR 1500Health and Wellness 1
PEHR 1550Introduction to Personal Training 2
PEHR 1600Exercise Physiology I 2
PEHR 1650Health Fitness 2
PEHR 1660Diet and Weight Management Strategies for Sport and Fitness 2
PEHR 1670Instructional Techniques: Strength and Cardio Fitness Training 2
PEHR 1750Personal Health 3
PEHR 2500Athletic Training 2
PEHR 2750Personal Trainer Internship/Seminar 2
POLY 1100Beginning Polysomnography 2
POLY 1200Intermediate Polysomnography 4
POLY 1300Advanced Polysomnography 4
Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.