Oct 30, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

Health Occupations, CTS

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Designed in collaboration with local health care employers, the Health Occupations Certificate of Technical Studies program prepares students for a variety of entry-level health care positions.  Students will gain sought-after skills and work-based experience that can increase their competitiveness in the job market and prepare them for more advanced certificate and degree programs, including Health Care Office Management, Medical Assistant, Nursing, Paramedicine, Radiologic Technology, and more. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Effectively practice basic skills required in many entry-level health care occupations;
  • Demonstrate understanding of various health-related career opportunities and their educational requirements; and
  • Qualify for certification on some health-related academic career tracks.

Total Credits: 16-19

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Program Information

  • All courses must be completed with a “C” or better to complete the certificate.
  • Some courses require a universal background check and several immunizations.
  • AHMA 220 , ECP 130  and NRSG 106  have limited enrollment. Contact your advisor for more information.
  • Upon successful completion of AHMA 220 , students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam (ASCP PBT) to become a Certified Phlebotomist.
  • Upon successful completion of ECP 130 , students are eligible to sit for the national written and practical exams for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Upon successful completion of NRSG 106 , students are eligible to sit for the State of Montana written and practical exams for certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Opportunities After Graduation

  • Students who complete the required courses for the certificate will find they have several options for employment in entry-level health care positions, such as ER Tech, Scribe, Phlebotomist, Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician and more.
  • In addition to these entry-level skills, students will have completed some of the courses required for other health care careers, thus positioning themselves for greater opportunity for success as they continue their education. 

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center. 

Student Support Center Advisor  
Karrie Bolivar  
LRC 129  
(406) 756-3880  


Gainful Employment

For occupational information, tuition and fees, and other gainful employment disclosures, visit our website at www.fvcc.edu/gainfulemployment.html.

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