Multi-Skilled Health Associate Degree
Option 1: Completion of Associate Degree
An Associate Degree (AAS or ATS) in Multi-Skilled Health can be obtained by:
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS) option: A student may earn this degree option by choosing at least 2 certificate
programs, one of the certificate's which must be in MULT, and at least six hours of technical options for a minimum of 30 technical hours.
The second certificate can be earned in another MULT program or in a Non-MULT certificate
program such as: Clinical Laboratory Assisting Certificate (see MLT/CLA), or one of the many Nursing Certificate (see NURC) programs, Health Information Management Technician certificate (see HIMT), Massage Therapy certificate (see MASS), Medical Assisting certificate (see MAT), Occupational Health and Safety certificate (see ESSH), Sterile Processing Technology certificate (see SPT), and the ASL/Deaf Studies certificate (see IEP).
In addition to the 30 required technical course credits, the student must complete a minimum of 30 non-technical course credits for degree completion comprised of required general education and basic related courses. These credits must meet the requirements as outlined on the Multi-Skilled Health Technology plan of study.This degree allows the student to choose a grouping of certificates that best suits his/her interest or the employer needs.
- Associate of Technical Students (ATS) option: “Designing your own Degree” (Refer to the Graduation Requirements for the ATS in the catalog).
Option 2: Completion of Certificate Programs
Many certificate programs are offered through the Multi-Skilled 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: provides the information on how to draw blood quickly and accurately while becoming a valued member of the health care team. A clinical experience is completed where students will accomplish at least 100 clinical hours and 100 successful blood draws.
- EKG: provides the information on how to perform the 12 lead EKG, troubleshooting the instrument, basic dysrhythmia recognition. A 16 hour clinical experience at a local hospital is required.
- Health Care Manager: provides the information on how to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services in various healthcare settings.
- Addiction Studies: provides the information on individual and group treatment interventions under the supervision of a licensed professional. The certificate meets the requirements for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Certification (CDCA) with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.
- Pharmacy Technician: provides the information on how to prepare medications for dispensing, perform dosage calculations, adhere to state and federal regulations, provide excellent customer service skills, take inventory, and order supplies.
Option 3: Enhance or Complete Primary Skills in Nursing or Allied Health
There are many courses within Multi-Skilled Health that can be taken in association
with the degree option, as a complement to a certificate program, or as stand-alone
courses that meets 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, background check, drug screen, and be
Multi-Skilled Health has an option for you to continue, enhance, and re-purpose your education to build a future in what the healthcare industry needs for its workforce.