ALHT Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.


ALHT 1130. Allied Health Terminology. 3-0-3 Units.

A study of medical language including word construction, definition, spelling, and proper usage of terms related to most allied health disciplines. Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include: an overview of each body system, how systems coordinate activities to maintain a balanced state, recognizing deviations from the normal, and medical terminology including basic word structure and terms related to body structure and function are taught as an integral part of the course.

ALHT 1170. Caring for Patients. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the student to the nuances of working in a multi-cultural healthcare environment, defines culture, the difference between surfaces and deep culture, and the nature of communication between workers of different cultures. Explores rituals surrounding birth, family structure and relationship, and how to deal with visitors and/or demanding families, cultural differences in expressions of pain, and attitudes toward sickness and death. (Career Course)

ALHT 1175. Healthcare Mgmt Practicum. 0-6-2 Units.

The student will be assigned to an area health care facility to apply the techniques learned in the classroom. Students will meet for a problem-solving seminar on a weekly basis. (Career Course)