The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) consists of eight partner colleges: Flathead Valley Community College, Great Falls College Montana State University, Kodiak College/University of Alaska, Lake Area Technical Institute, Laramie County Community College, Otero Junior College, Pueblo Community College and Red Rocks Community College.
Summary of the CHEO Projects
- Nursing: Red Rocks Community College (RCC) provides a Nurse’s Aide certificate as well as various add on certificates such as Home Health Care, Hospice Care, and RN Refresher. Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) offers a Practical Nursing certificate. Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) shares a stackable credential program that creates a pathway from Home Health Care Aides to Pharmacy Aides to Licensed Practical Nursing. Great Falls College at Montana State University (GFC MSU) also offers various Nursing programs.
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS): PCC also offers three levels of certificates for Emergency Medical Technicians: basic, intermediate, and paramedic. FVCC offers a certificate in Paramedicine and Emergency Medical Technician.
- Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT): Students at Otero Junior College (OJC) and LATI can receive a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
- Health Information Technology: Laramie Community College (LCCC) and PCC will offer courses that lead to an entry-level worker skills certificate, a coding certification, and a health information technician AAS degree.
- Medical Office Coding Certificates: Kodiak College prepares students to work as medical coders and upon completion of the program, receive an occupational endorsement certificate. PCC also offers a Medical Coding and Billing certificate. Upon successful completion of these programs, students are prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination given by the American Health Information Management Association examination.
- Respiratory Therapy: GFC MSU offers certification programs.
CHEO success at Great Falls College in Montana
Increase TAA-eligible workers’ attainment of certifications, certificates, diplomas, and other industry-recognized credentials.
- Create hybrid allied health programs that are short-term, stackable and incorporate NANSLO technology
- Create support services for students provided by professionally trained career coaches.
- Professional development for faculty in best practices in designing and teaching online and hybrid courses and online labs.
Use innovative and effective methods for curriculum development.
- Create the NANSLO sandbox for lab curriculum development.
- Faculty can collaborate on the development of new NANSLO experiments.
- NANSLO discipline panels will help to ensure that courses are transferable and articulated with four-year institutions.
Improve employment outcomes for TAA-eligible workers and other adults.
- Develop comprehensive employment services through an integrated career hub.
- Career hub will include campus, industry, and local workforce partners.
- Employer partners will create internships and place students.
Biology Courses OER
- BIOL A100 Human Biology
- BIOB 101 Discover Biology with Lab
- BIOH 104 Basic Human Biology and Lab Course Files
- BIOB 101 Discovery Biology
- BIO 106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology Study Guides and Exam Reviews
- BIO 111 Gen College Biology 1 with lab
- BIO A111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO A112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIOB 160 Principles of Living Systems
- BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIO A112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIO BIOB 101 FVCC Discovering Biology Syllabus
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Courses OER
- Emergency Medical Technician
- EMS 121 EMT Fundamentals
- EMS 122 Medical Emergencies
- EMS 123 Trauma Emergencies
- EMS 225 Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice
- EMS 227 Paramedic Special Considerations
- EMS 229 Paramedic Pharmacology
- EMS231 Paramedic Cardiology
- EMS 233 Paramedic Medical Emergencies
- EMS235 Paramedic Trauma Emergencies
- EMS237 Paramedic Internship Preparatory Course Map
General Courses OER
Health Information Technology Courses OER
- MA A104 Essentials of Human Diseases Course Syllabus and Schedule
- HIT 102 Medical Vocabulary Course Map
- HIT 105 Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement Course Map
- HIT 111 Health Data Management and Information Systems
- HIT 150 Healthcare Delivery Systems
- HIT 1510 Computer Software for Medical Office Professionals
- HIT188 Health Information Practicum
- HIT 220 ICD Coding I
- HIT 241 Basic Coding Principles
- HIT 252 Coding Applications ICD and CPT Course Content
- HIT 252 Coding Applications
- HIT 261 Healthcare Software Map
- HIT 268 Certification Test Preparation Course Map
- BTE 287 Health Information Technology Internship
- HPR 232 Disease Processes and Treatment
- Certified Professional Coder
- MA 220 Coding for the Medical Office Course
- MA 320 Advanced Case Studies in Medical Coding Course
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
- Clinical Lab Dilutions
- Antibody Screen- Tube Method
- Weak D
- RH Type
- ABO Forward and Reverse
- MLT 112 Phlebotomy
- Phlebotomy Course Outline
- MLT 131 introduction to Hematology
- MLT 141 Immunology/Immunohematology
- MLT 142 Urinalysis
- MLT 182 Internship and Hematology
- MLT 231 Medical Lab Technician Clinical Practicum II
- MLT 241 Intro to Clinical Chemistry
- MLT 242 Clinical Chemistry II
- MLT 253 Capstone Seminar
- MLT 280 Clinical Internship in Chemistry
- MLT 282 Internship Clinical Microbiology
- Hematology Course Map
- Clinical Microbiology
- Medical Lab Technician Clinical Practicum
- Urinalysis and Body Fluids Course Map
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