New certificate programs available autumn semester 2018.
Addiction Studies Certificate
The number of citizens affected by substance use disorder is in the millions and Ohio is severely affected. The Addiction Studies Certificate program prepares individuals to work in an entry-level position in many community health programs. Coursework includes training in how to assist individuals and families with a variety of issues arising from addiction problems.
Under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses, electrocardiography technicians operate equipment that records and measures heart activity (EKG/ECG diagnostic examinations) and report results to the treatment team. These measurements are used to assist cardiologists and other physicians in diagnosing and treating problems with a patient’s heart and blood vessels. Students receive instruction in human biology, medical terminology, selected cardiovascular medications and effects, basic patient care, and professional standards and ethics.
Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research or blood donations. They primarily work in hospitals, ambulatory centers, clinics, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary non-degree award from a phlebotomy program. Professional certification is highly desired for employment.
Case Management for the Healthcare and Gerontology Professional
Case managers are employed in a variety of settings. They provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields including behavioral health, rehabilitation, social work agencies, public health agencies, forensics and addiction services. They assist other workers such as social workers, and help clients find benefits or community services. Case managers may also find employment in nonprofit organizations, for profit social service agencies, and state and local government.
Home Health Care Provider Certificate
Home health aides provide in-home care to people with disabilities, chronic illness or cognitive impairment. Help is often provided to older adults in need of assistance. Many seniors prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible; having the assistance of home health aides supports this option.
Community Health Worker
A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who serves as a liaison or intermediary between the community and health/social services. The CHW facilitates access to services and improves the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. The CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.
Plan of Study
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