Course Index

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COM 430 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

This course focuses on the particular ways in which writers apply the writing process to genres used regularly by healthcare professionals and utilize research to enhance patient outcomes. Writing assignments will develop students' skills in writing formal correspondence, completing proposals, including effective visual components in formal documents, and completing "Research Evaluation and Utilization Reports", which include recommendations for evidence-based practice in particular settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 025 READING COMPREHENSION

The focus of this course is on academic reading skills. Literal comprehension, vocabulary development and critical reading skills are presented in an academic context.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 045 COLLEGE SUCCESS STRATEGIES

This course is for students in the Bridge to Healthcare Program. It covers topics that are essential for success in college, both in and outside of the classroom. The coruse will use resources from several sources, including "OnCourse," "First in the Family," "SOAR" method, and "PERSIST."

  • Credits: 0.0

COM 101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION

This course provides instruction and practice in writing, with emphasis on the recursive processes of generating, drafting, revising and editing. Students develop skills in producing and evaluating written communications in private and public contexts.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 230 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTH CARE: SPANISH

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 230/245 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE

COM 230        SPANISH
COM 245        SIGN LANGUAGE

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 230/245 or 252 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTH CARE OR CROSS CULTURAL SERVICE LEARNING

LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTH CARE: Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language. Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement. Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own. This course lasts over the entire semester.

CROSS CULTURAL SERVICE LEARNING: This one-credit course is designed for students who transfer in at least two credits of Spanish or Sign Language. The course will build upon the student's language skills to emphasize the importance of language and culture as they relate to access to quality healthcare in the United States. Through service-learning, the student will understand barriers faced by traditionally-underserved populations in a healthcare setting.

  • Credits: 3.0/1.0

COM 245 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE: SIGN LANGUAGE

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 252 CROSS-CULTURAL SERVICE-LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

This one-credit course is designed for students who transfer in at least two credits of Spanish or Sign Language.  The course will build upon the student's language skills to emphasize the importance of language and culture as they relate to access to quality healthcare in the United States.  Through service-learning, the student will understand barriers faced by traditionally-underserved populations in a healthcare setting.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 290 PORTFOLIO SYNTHESIS

This course is designed to prepare associate degree students for the required portfolio presentation they deliver in their final semester. Students will apply the reflective process to the goals of the Educated Citizen Core Curriculum in online assignments and in an in-person presentation. A complete portfolio, successful completion of the course, and successful presentation are required as the culminating assignment before graduation.

  • Credits: 0.0