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Healthcare Pre-Professional

Program Overview

The Pine Technical College Healthcare Pre-Professional Certificate program prepares students to enter several different career programs. Students completing this certificate work in a residential, healthcare capacity for the elderly and chronically ill. As the population ages, the need for quality long-term care increases, and employment opportunities are expected to grow much faster than many other areas within the healthcare field. Working in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement communities and hospice organizations require professionals who possess a sound understanding of healthcare and the practical aspects of managed care.

- Minnesota Department of Health-Approved Nursing Assistant Training and Testing Center

Program Plan

Healthcare Pre-Professional Certificate (21 credits)


HCCC 1215 Introduction to Healthcare Careers I (2)
HCCC 1220 Introduction to Healthcare Careers II (2)
HCCC 1210 Healthcare Core Curriculum Nursing Assistant Skill Set (2)
MEDA 1001 Advanced Medical Terminology (1)
MEDA 1501 Pharmacology (3)
HPPC 1000 Medical Dosages (1)
HPPC 1010 Trained Medication Aide (3)
MEDA 1101 Administrative Procedures I (4)
Elective Credits (3)

Course Outlines

For more specific information about this program's required courses, visit the Course Outlines page.

Cost of Program

To determine the cost of this program, visit the Tuition and Fees page. For scholarship information, visit the Scholarships page. Tip: Look for the "Healthcare Scholarship!'

Have more questions?

Try reviewing our "Nursing FAQs" page!

Gainful Employment Program Information