Embarking on a career in healthcare is an exciting and rewarding pursuit, one that requires a strong foundation of knowledge and skills. Pursuing a healthcare G3 program through Virginia’s Community Colleges gives you the opportunity to engage in a wide array of fascinating and stimulating courses.
These courses offered won’t just expand your horizons, they will pave the way for a future dedicated to the well-being and betterment of others.
Here are some classes you may take if you pursue a degree or certificate in the healthcare field through one of Virginia’s Community Colleges.
If you find these interesting, here are more healthcare courses you could take through a G3 program.
Leadership and Professional Development
If you pursue a career in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), working well under pressure could mean the difference between life and death. This course focuses on the development of leadership within the field of EMS and includes topics such as civic engagement, personal wellness, resource management and ethical considerations in leadership and research.
Introduction to Sonography
Sonography is just one of the varieties of specialized jobs beyond medical doctors and nurses you can pursue through G3. If you’re interested in following this path, Introduction to Sonography will be one of the first classes you take. It will introduce the foundations of diagnostic medical sonography, including terminology, scan plane orientations, anatomical relationships, departmental administrative operations, hospital organization and basic patient care principles.
Principles of Psychology
Whatever area of healthcare you work in, understanding the basics of psychology and human behavior is a must. This course covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis and theoretical interpretations. It will also cover physiological mechanisms, sensation and perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy and social psychology.
Introduction to Laboratory, Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Did you know that select colleges offer G3 assistance in Veterinary Technology programs? If working at a veterinarian’s office is your dream, Introduction to Laboratory, Zoo and Wildlife Medicine could be on your schedule. This course focuses on the identification, captive management, restraint and diseases of fish, reptiles, birds, rodents, rabbits, ferrets, primates, wild carnivores and wild herbivores.
Introduction to Radiology, Protection and Patient Care
The radiographer is a central member of the healthcare team and assists the radiologist, a physician specialized in body image interpretation. This intro course presents a brief history of the radiologic profession, code of ethics, conduct for radiologic students and fundamentals of radiation projection. You’ll also learn about the care and handling of sick and injured patients in the radiology department as well as the use of contrast media necessary in the investigation of the internal organs.