Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

Exploration of the Healthcare Professions

(ALH 5215 - 1 credit hour)


Class Description
The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the various professions within the healthcare setting. Typical participants are high school students who are considering a career in the healthcare field, college students considering a healthcare profession, adults considering a career change or those interested in knowing more about healthcare professions. The student will develop competencies in understanding various healthcare professions and how each interact to provide quality patient care and management.

Location of Class

This class can be taught at any of the Cowley centers. Special arrangements can be made where the instructors teach at various organizations such as high schools, businesses, fire departments, emergency medical services, nursing homes or hospitals.



This class is provided whenever the need arises. Flexible scheduling is also available in certain situations.


Entrance into Class
Open enrollment.


Healthcare Education Statement
The dominant accrediting body for healthcare organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), mandated criminal record checks be performed on persons having any opportunity for patient interaction at its accredited hospitals. This image

includes volunteers, faculty and EMS students. A criminal record check that reveals certain crimes could result in a situation where the EMS student cannot participate in clinical rotations at a healthcare facility. As such, this student could not successfully complete the class.


At the present time, this policy will not affect students who take this class because they do not participate in clinicals at a hospital.


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