Allied Health CAA Program

The Allied Health CAA Program provides students with little to no medical knowledge the basic skills to begin a career in the Allied Health industry. Students take “Bridge” courses to prepare them for entry into various Allied Health certificate programs. These basic skills courses are taught with contextualized instruction to bring students in step with healthcare occupational practices, while providing hands-on instruction. Students also have the benefit of a learning community to support their academic success.

After successfully completing the Bridge courses, students can choose to enter into the Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate program, Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program, Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program, and Sterile Processing Certificate Program. (Please note: some certificate programs require additional coursework for entry). Once a student receives their certification, they can choose to move into a position in the Allied Health field or continue on to additional certificate programs and degrees.

To explore various career pathways and find one that may work for you, please visit:

To apply, submit the CAA Online Application.

Allied Health — Fall Courses

ENGL 846 Reading &Writing Connections 5.0 Units
HSCI 180 Gateway to Healthcare 3.0 Units
MATH 110 Elementary Algebra 5.0 Units
COUN 657 Careers in Healthcare 1.0 Units
BUS 665 Personal Financial Planning 1.0 Units


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the structure of the human body.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the functions of the organ systems of the human body.
  • Apply the concept of homeostasis to basic principles in medicine.
  • Discuss and understand the principles of cellular metabolism, molecular genetics, and immunology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to report scientific information appropriately and effectively.
  • Utilizes the scientific method to analyze and interpret data.
  • Use the periodic table and other reference sources to gather information needed to solve chemical problems.
  • Identify functional groups or reaction types and understand the role of biologically important molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids) in the body.

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