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Multi-Skilled Health

Many health care facilities have reorganized and the job roles within these systems have adjusted to provide care and services based on patient needs. Many employment opportunities have been created for the individual who has documented competencies in a variety of health care skills.

Multi-Competency Health provides the flexibility for students to gain these important skills in health care. Many of these courses require a clinical placement. Fingerprinting and drug screening may be required for this clinical placement. The student has many options from which to choose in Multi-Competency Health.

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Option 1: Associate Degree

An Associate Degree (AAS or ATS) in Multi-Competency Health can be obtained by:

A) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) option: A student may earn this degree option by choosing 2 or more certificate programs, one of which must be in MULT, and at least six hours of technical options for a minimum of 30.5 technical hours. A second certificate can be another MULT certificate. Other certificates that can fulfill the second certificate requirement include the Clinical Laboratory Assisting Certificate (CLA), or one of the many Nursing Certificate (NURC) programs and the Deaf Studies program (IEP). The student also completes the required general education courses, the required basic related courses, and the technical core courses.

In addition to the 30 required technical hours, the student must complete a minimum of 30 non-technical credits for degree completion. These credits must meet the requirements as outlined on the Multi-Competency Health Technology plan of study.This degree allows the student to choose the multi-skill grouping of certificates that best suits his/her interest or employer needs.

B) Associate of Technical Students (ATS) option: “Designing your own Degree” (Refer to the Graduation Requirements for the ATS  in the catalog).

Option 2: Certificate Programs

Many certificate programs are offered through the Multi-Competency Health Technology. These are focused technical programs that result in a certificate of completion. Many area health care employers are interested in students who have successfully completed one or more of these certificates.

  • Phlebotomy Certificate: Learn to draw blood quickly and accurately, becoming a valued member of the health care team.
  • EKG: A 16 hour clinical experience at a local hospital is required.
  • Health Care Manager

Option 3: Enhance or Complement  Primary Skills in Nursing or Allied Health

There are many courses within Multi-Competency Health that can be taken in association with the degree option, as a complement to a certificate program, or as stand-alone courses that meet a professional  need or personal interest.  The requirements for each course vary. Many of these courses are open to all students and have no prerequisites. Others require completion of a health record.

Job Placement

Columbus State Community College does not guarantee job placement for graduates.


Background Check and Drug Screen Forms:

EKG Fingerprint & Drug Test Package
Pharmacy Technician Fingerprint & Drug Test Package
Phlebotomy Drug Test ONLY Package
Phlebotomy Fingerprint ONLY Package