Apr 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Services

Beatrice, Lincoln, Milford Campuses and Online

Types of Jobs Available

The Healthcare Services Certificate will provide the student the necessary skills to be a diverse entry-level healthcare worker. Entry-level careers include Nursing Assistant, Medication Aide, Phlebotomist, EMT, EKG Technician, Personal Care Aide, Sterile Processing Technician, Nutrition Aide, and Therapy Aide. The certificate provides the flexibility to give students the entry-level skills to work in hospitals, physicians’ offices and other medical facilities, and the ability to perform a variety of services. The certificate allows students to begin working in healthcare as they explore and pursue completion of General Education and Program required coursework at Southeast Community College for a number of Health Sciences Diploma and Associate of Applied Science degree programs.

Healthcare support occupations, healthcare practitioners, and technical occupations are projected to be the fastest growing occupational groups during the 2014-2024 projections decade. These careers are projected to contribute the most new jobs, with a combined increase of 2.3 million in employment, representing about 1 in 4 jobs.

Program Overview

Southeast Community College provides coursework and training for this certificate through the healthcare programs at the campus locations, Continuing Education and through our career academy health program offerings at The Career Academy and throughout our 15-county area through the SENCAP program and at the SCC Learning Centers. Many of the courses are offered in an online, hybrid, or traditional
classroom learning experience.

Students complete one general education course and then select the entry-level healthcare courses that meet their career goals. Online and hybrid students complete the didactic portion via the computer and then lab is provided at an SCC campus, learning center, TCA, or SENCAP high school.

New program students are admitted every term.

For more information contact:
Kasey Edwardson, Program Director
402-437-2767, 800-642-4075 ext. 2767

or the College Admissions Office
Lincoln 402-437-2600, 800-642-4075 ext. 2600

Special Program Requirements

A grade of a “C” or higher is required for all Healthcare Services courses to graduatefrom the program.

Recommended Laptop computer system requirements (should not be older than 3 years)

  • Laptop models: Apple MacBook (10.12-Sierra, 10.13-High Sierra or 10.14-Mojave) or
    Windows Laptops (Windows 10 pro, home version may work fine) or
    MS Surface Tablet Pro (Windows 10 Pro)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
  • Ram (Memory): 4GB minimum
  • Hard Drive: Solid State hard drive preferred 128 GB or higher
  • Peripherals: Webcam, Headphones
  • Wireless: all laptops should have wireless

NOT Recommended: Android Tablets, iPads, Windows RT, Chromebooks