March 4, 2004
A new option in the Allied Health program at the Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) offers college level courses on a noncredit basis.

This format is ideal for noncredit students who want to pursue a more in-depth study of the subject matter and enjoy a greater academic challenge.

Since the noncredit students will not receive college credit, they are not required to complete the college application or placement test, nor complete exams, papers or projects for the classes.

Diversity and Cultural Awareness will be offered on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at the Lancaster Campus of HACC.

This program will deal with differences in our changing culture and the impact on healthcare and other areas of society. Competency in cultural diversity is mandated by healthcare industry regulators. This course will meet that requirement.

Vital Signs will be offered in three sessions, Wednesday/Friday, March 12-19, from 1-2:15 p.m. at the Lancaster Campus of HACC.

This class will include a short review of what are vital signs, how to take them and what they mean. This is one of the classes suggested for those who have been out of the health care field and are looking to get back in. This is also a good course for any future allied health career. The course also will serve as a good review for other healthcare workers regardless of their area of practice.

Effective Communication Skills will be offered on three Wednesday evenings, March 24, April 7 and 14, from 6-9:05 p.m. at the Lancaster Campus of HACC.

This class emphasizes the importance of effective communication skills with patients and their families as they relate to patient outcomes. The class also will help participants improve communication skills with co-workers and others.

Senior Health Care - Psycho-Social will be offered in four sessions, Tuesday/Thursday, March 16-25, from 5:15-9:30 p.m. at Country Meadows in Lancaster.

This is the fourth and final course in the series of classes that will enhance students' practice and interaction with the aging population. This course is an overview of mental health and aging, psychiatric mental disorders, organic mental disorders and maintenance and enhancement of mental functions in later life.

Early registration is suggested for all classes, as space is limited. Students will receive information regarding textbook purchase with confirmation. The same textbook may be utilized for multiple courses. Information may be obtained by accessing the Website below or calling (717) 358-2901.

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