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Program Information


​Certificate of Completion
​Approximate Cost
​Approximate Length
​Prerequisites Prior to Entry
Non-MA

Resident

$46/unit

$1265 - $1403 +books

 

Nonresident

$270/unit

$7,425 – $8235+books


27.5 – 30.5 units

Two semesters fulltime coursework plus one semester internship



None
MA Eligible

Resident

$46/unit

$598 - $644 + books

 

Nonresident

$ 270/unit

$3,510 – $3,780 +books 


16 units can be completed in 2 semesters





*Completion of Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting or other clinical profession

*clinical professional will need to submit transcripts to their academic counselor, prior to acceptance into program in order to pre-determine which course requirements have been met.



Associate of Science Degree

Students who complete the Certificate of Achievement as a Integrative Health Coach may elect to complete additional general education and unit requirements to complete an Associate of Science Degree.

 

It is suggested that students meet with an Academic Counselor to determine what course are required for their specific degree path.

 

 

 

Does the program transfer?

Many units of the Integrative Health Coach program may transfer to degree in Community Health, Health Educators, Patient Navigators, and healthcare coaches.

 

Program start

The program is anticipated to be fully launched in Fall 2020.  However, students who are interested, can begin taking the required Allied Health courses now.

 


Professional Outlook

Overall employment of health coaches, health educators, and community health workers are projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

 

* As stated in the Orange County Center for Excellence Labor Market Research Report submitted in April 2019 (PDF).


 

Salaries:

$13-$34/hour, depending upon position, experience, employer and location.



Clinical Requirements (Internship)

The program requires that students participate in scheduled course internship. Internship assignments provide students with hands-on application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.  Students will apply the skills and knowledge learned at contracted hospitals, medical centers, nonprofit/community-based agencies and/or outpatient facilities.  It is the responsibility of each student to provide his or her own transportation to assigned clinical sites.

 

 

Background Checks


Background check specifics may vary by site and include some or all of the following:

 

The background check will include County Criminal Records (Past 7 Years), Residency History Search, Social Security Alert, Nationwide Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Registry (OIG/GSA), and Nationwide Sexual Offender Registry. The drug screening will include THC, cocaine, opiates, PCP, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methaqualone, propoxyphene and methadone.  If requested by the clinical site, the results of the background/drug checks must be provided to them by the student.

 

 

Prior to entry into their internship, students may be required to complete/obtain: 

  • A Health examination
  • Immunizations
  • Criminal background check clearance
  • CPR, HIPAA training, Blood borne pathogen training provided through Al H 115
  • Student liability insurance

 

 

Safety Precautions

There may be exposure to hazardous materials or pathogens in the clinical setting.  Students will adhere to all safety and precautionary measures.

 


Dress Code

Students must adhere to required dress code at their clinical site which will be explained to them.  The student receives no financial compensation for clinical experience but does receive course units as a required class in the program.