Learn important healthcare concepts and professional career development skills to prepare for working in a healthcare setting. Students are introduced to medical terminology, the current healthcare system structure and essential concepts such as HIPAA, documentation and medical records, patient rights, cultural competency, workplace professionalism, healthcare ethics and legal responsibilities, environmental safety, infection control and first aid. Communication skills are practiced with focus on customer service and interpersonal communication concepts. Gain professional development skills in successful résumé and application writing, interviewing, and gaining and maintaining employment. Prerequisite: Students must either validate previous successful completion of a college reading course (C or above) or pass the College's Reading Accuplacer test prior to registration. To validate a college reading course, attach a copy of your transcript to your registration. To take the Reading Accuplacer test, call the Admissions Office at 410-386-8430. When taking the test, identify yourself as a Continuing Education student and indicate the course you are taking. Offered in partnership with Frederick Community College.