ACM logo
ACM logo
Allied Health




101 Physical Assessment
1 credit hour

Fee: $50.00.

This course will discuss adult physical examination used for patient care planning in an acute care, emergency, or long-term care setting. Topics to be discussed are: data collection; techniques of examinations and assessment; instruments used; and assessment of the skin, head, eyes, ears, nose, neck, thorax and lungs, heart, peripheral circulation, abdominal and neurological system, and extremities.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

Prerequisite: First or second year clinical allied health student or permission of instructor.

104 Leadership and Conflict Management
1 credit hour

This course will provide students with leadership and conflict management skills. Topics include concepts on leadership styles, listening skills, and conflict resolution techniques.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

106 Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens
1 credit hour

This course is designed to provide information on updated infection control methods and blood borne pathogens. Topics include standard precautions, and an overview of blood borne pathogenic diseases.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

Prerequisite: First or second year clinical allied health student or permission of instructor.

107 Electrocardiography Analysis and Testing
1 credit hour

This course is designed to enable the student to run an EKG, and to interpret EKG rhythm strips. Topics to be discussed include an introduction to electrocardiography, EKG terminology, anatomy and physiology of the heart and cardiovascular system, basic cardiovascular electrophysiology, basic EKG interpretation, and basic concepts of cardiac diagnostics.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

Prerequisite: First or second year clinical allied health student or permission of instructor.

111 Awareness of Special Populations
1 credit hour

This course will provide an overview of individuals with developmental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Topics to be discussed include: behavioral components, mobility issues with hearing and sight impaired individuals, interdisciplinary teamwork, and approaches to adaptive equipment.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

113 Phlebotomy for Health Professionals
1 credit hour

Fee: $80.00.

This course is designed to train allied health professionals in the skills necessary to ensure proper blood specimen collection. Participants will learn the techniques necessary to obtain a quality specimen for use in a laboratory setting or point of care testing environment.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

Prerequisite: First or second year clinical allied health student.

117 Food Choices in Healthcare
2 credit hours

Fee: $10.00.

Students will identify safety factors with food storage along with assisting patients to make wise decisions in menu selection. Cultural dietary preferences will also be discussed that relate to food and preparation. The role of therapeutic diets will be discussed, along with dietary requirements and limitations for a variety of diagnostic tests.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

118 Cultures and Healthcare
3 credit hours

Fee: $30.00.

Students will become familiar with a variety of customs they may encounter when providing healthcare support to patients and their family members. Students will explore their own attitudes toward a variety of cultures and their customs, and learn strategies to overcome stereotypical ideas.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

119 Disaster Preparedness
2 credit hours

Students will identify what constitutes a disaster and what community resources are available. FEMA and the American Red Cross will be topics of discussion, along with their role in emergencies. Students will discuss the importance of sheltering-in-place versus evacuation. Various methods of preparing for a disaster, both at work and home, will be presented and students will learn how to prepare a basic disaster kit. Students will also compare a variety of disaster plans for patient care during an emergency.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

126 Spanish for Health Occupations (Spanish 126)
3 credit hours

Students will be introduced to the workplace concepts of cultural competence and current demographics of the Latino population in an effort to understand the complexity of their life and their beliefs, and how this affects the way conversation should be approached with the patient/client. Students will learn to facilitate communication with Latino patients/clients and their families. Students will practice phrases for a variety of situations that could occur in the clinical setting. Students will be presented with the tools needed to develop a good command for speaking and understanding Spanish phrases at the end of the course. No previous Spanish is required.

127 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
3 credit hours

Inclusive Access Fee: $60.00.

Students will receive an overview of the field of ethics in health care, liability, and the importance of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule. Students will learn about developing and maintaining professional behavior in different situations that might include miscommunication and challenging clients and families. Through lecture, discussion, debate, and group activities, students will be exposed to ethical theory, tools to be used in making ethical decisions, patient/client rights, patient/client advocacy, and specific examples of ethical and/or legal dilemmas they may encounter in the delivery of services in various settings including inpatient, outpatient and home care, and addictions.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

128 Health Care Professionalism
2 credit hours

Appropriate for students from all disciplines, students will acquire a variety of skill sets and knowledge to bolster their transition into a workplace. This course will cover development of soft skills and professionalism in the health care setting. The final project will be to develop a professional resume to prepare students for the job market.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

201 Infusion Therapy Basics
1 credit hour

Fee: $100.00.

This course is designed to help the allied health professional develop skills that will provide a safe and competent administration and quality management of infusion therapy in the health care setting. Topics to be discussed include: infusion methods, types of catheters, infection control, care and maintenance of peripheral and central venous access devices, blood draws, complications, equipment and assembly, and venipuncture skills.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

Prerequisite: Second year clinical allied health student.

205 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
1 credit hour

Fee: $50.00.
The schedule varies. Please check the current schedule.

This course is designed for health care professionals for managing a cardiac emergency. This Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course is American Heart Association and Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services approved, and all new ACLS guidelines will be taught.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

Prerequisite: Current BLS/CPR completion card, second year clinical allied health student or permission of instructor.

209 Cross-section Anatomy
1 credit hour

Offered summer session.

This course is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the skeletal and visceral anatomy with relationships in transverse, sagittal, and coronal sections. Concepts and applications of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, extremities and articulations will be incorporated with the imaging modalities of CT Scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasonography.

In order to successfully pass this course, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better, along with meeting the academic standards of the college.

Prerequisite: First or second year clinical allied health student or permission of instructor.