Allied Health Courses

Allied Health (ALH) courses

  • ALH 100 Certified Nurse Assistant

    Prerequisite(s): Negative drug screen; clear criminal background check; Co-requisite: ALH 105 Certified Nurse Assistant training prepares students for employment in a long-term care facility. Course will meet state requirements for CNA training. Upon completion student will be certified to work as a certified nursing assistant and provide patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Additional state mandated and facility mandated requirements may be required for employment depending on agency regulations. If a student passes ALH 100 but does not pass ALH 105, the student will be required to retake ALH 100 concurrently with the retake of ALH 105.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

  • ALH 105 Certified Nurse Assistant Clinical

    Prerequisite(s): Negative drug screen; clear criminal background check; Co-requisite: ALH 100. Certified Nurse Assistant training prepares students for employment in a long-term care facility. Course will meet state requirements for CNA training. Upon completion student will be certified to work as a certified nursing assistant and provide patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Additional state mandated and facility mandated requirements may be required for employment depending on agency regulations. This course meets the state mandated 100 hours of OJT in a training facility with a clinical supervisor. If a student passes ALH 100 but does not pass ALH 105, the student will be required to retake ALH 100 concurrently with the retake of ALH 105.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    9

    Typically offered: Spring

  • ALH 116 Medical Terminology

    A study of medical terminology including basic word structure, prefixes, suffixes, root words, compound words and abbreviations with an emphasis on spelling, pronunciation, definition and usage. Commonly accepted abbreviations and symbols will also be covered.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

  • ALH 120 Certified Medication Technician

    Prerequisite(s): 6 months of employment as a CNA who is listed as active on the Missouri CNA registry. Score of 8.9 or higher on both vocabulary and comprehension tests and a minimum score of 7.0 on Mathematics Concepts and Applications tests on the 'D' level of the TABE test. Letter of recommendation by the administrator or director of nursing of the facility employer or previous facility employer.This course will certify the student as a Certified Medication Technician in the state of Missouri. The course is prescribed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and teaches skills in medication administration of nonparenteral medications, which will qualify students to perform this procedure to assist licensed practical nurses (LPN'S) and Registered Nurses (RN'S) in medication therapy. All aspects of the course are prescribed by the DHSS. Course includes 60 classroom hours and 8 hours of clinical practice.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    1

    Typically offered: Summer

  • ALH 155 Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic

    Prerequisite(s): State Licensure as a Paramedic and successful completion of the National Registry for Emergency medical Technicians-Paramedic Exam and completion of 15 credit hours of course work at Missouri State University-West Plains. This course gives State Licensed Paramedics who have passed the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians--Paramedic Exam credit toward the AAS in Allied Health degree.

    Credit hours:
    32
    Lecture contact hours:
    20
    Lab contact hours:
    36

    Typically offered: Upon demand