Stress Management for Optimal Healt

A comprehensive approach to the subject of stress and its effects on health and disease. Stress concepts are addressed within a holistic framework appreciating the physiological, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of individuals. Common physical, intra-personal, interpersonal, environmental, and global stressors are assessed. Current stress interventions are introduced. Emphasis is on integrating knowledge from several disciplines to provide an informed scientific foundation for stress management. Prerequisite: None, PSY101 recommended / 3 credits. Satisfies an Interdisciplinary Studies general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring


Standard First Aid & Basic Life

The course provides participants with a basic knowledge of First Aid skills for treatment of illness or injury, as well as instruction in Basic Life Support for the health care provider (CPR) according to the guidelines of the American Heart Association (AHA). Upon successful completion of the course, students receive AHA certification in both Standard First Aid and CPR. Prerequisite: None / 1 credit. Offered: Fall, Spring


Adv First Aid & Emergency Care

The course provides comprehensive and advanced coverage of first aid skills for treatment of illness or injury, as well as Basic Life Support/Healthcare Provider (BLS/HCP) for the professional rescuer. Upon successful completion of the course, the participants receive certification as a First Responder in accordance with Massachusetts General Law chapter 111: Section 201 and Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider in accordance with the standards established by the Committee on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care of the American Heart Association. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Essential Skills for the Health

In this introductory course, students explore basic concepts surrounding career opportunities in the health professions while learning about and understanding the basic skills required for entry into a health career. Understanding one's role in a health career, making effective decisions to manage a personal career plan, assessing personal qualifications, interests, knowledge, values and skills necessary to succeed in a health career are key to this course. The student develops essential work habits desired by employers in the health care field. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Semester Offered: Fall, Spring


Intro To Complementary Healing Prac

In an experiential teaching/learning format, this course provides an overview of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) health practices now being utilized by a growing number of health-care consumers. Presentations and demonstrations by practitioners in areas such as herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy, are an integral part of the course. The history and development of selected CAM practices and systems, how they work, and their relationship to traditional Western medicine are discussed. The concept of “wellness” versus disease treatment, and the mind-body connection are explored. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer


Mentor Training Level I

This is the first level of a tri-level mentor training program. The focus is on the industry-specific skills and knowledge to be acquired, observed, and evaluated by the person assigned to mentor a new employee. This course delves into the rationale behind each procedure and key steps to be mastered by the new employee. Beginning interpersonal relationship techniques will be integrated into each class. Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED / 1 credit. Offered: Varies RETIRED C&P 5/14/2014


Mentor Training Level II

This is the second level of a tri-level mentor training program. The focus is on developing effective communication skills necessary for the success of the mentor/protege relationship. This course focuses on demonstrated understanding and application of such essential skills as establishing rapport, goal setting, listening, word choice, nonverbal appropriateness, managing conflict, and offering criticism. Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED; HEA151 is recommended / 1 credit. Offered: Varies RETIRED C&P 5/14/2014


Mentor Training Level III

This is the third level of a tri-level mentor training program. The focus is on developing leadership skills to prepare for the role of team leader within a work setting. This course focuses on demonstrated understanding and application of such essential skills as team building, multidisciplinary collaboration, understanding personality differences, problem solving, and leadership strategies. Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED and HEA152 / 1 credit. Offered: Varies RETIRED C&P 5/14/2014



This course addresses the interaction between substances used as drugs and human body systems. Knowledge of natural sciences, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics between chemical entities and receptors, and pharmacological concepts of administration, dosage and patient safety are stressed. Emphasis is placed upon mechanisms of action, side effects, and drug interactions. Prerequisite: Accepted into the Nursing program. Co-requisites: NUR107 and BIO108 or permission of the instructor / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer



Principles of nutrition are discussed in detail and related to many different settings. Topics of discussion include: My Pyramid; nutritional labeling; the (6) nutrients and how each is ingested, digested, metabolized, and transported throughout the human body; nutritional counseling of many different types of patients, such as the cancer patient, geriatric patient, infant, child, and adolescent patient; and food safety. An introductory course for individuals interested in pursuing a Dietetics major. Prerequisite: CHM109 and BIO 251 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer


Essentials of Pharmacology for

This course provides instruction in concepts and application of pharmacological principles. Foci of the course will be on drug classifications, principles and procedures of medication administration, mathematical systems and conversions, calculation of drug problems and medical and legal responsibilities of the allied health professional. Prerequisite: BIO105 & BIT 103 / 2 credits. Offered Spring.