Health Technology

Health Technology 

The Anoka Technical College Health Technology certificate is a 26-credit program. Graduates are prepared with skills to secure an entry-level position in the health care field (nursing assistant, phlebotomist and home health aide) or transfer into different Anoka Tech health programs.

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Some courses may require an Accuplacer score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.


 Technical Education Requirements

 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
 HLTH 1000  Disease Conditions
 HLTH 1005  Anatomy & Physiology
 *HLTH 1030  Medication Administration for Unlicensed Personnel
 HLTH 1040  Medical Terminology
*HLTH 1103  Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide
 TOTAL    19
 Select 10 total credits from the following:
 ADSC 1055
 Electronic Health Records  2
 *BIOL 1106  Introduction to Biology
 *BIOL 2100  Anatomy & Physiology I
 *BIOL 2200  Anatomy & Physiology II
 *COMP 1000  Introduction to Computers
 COMP 1002  Computers Technologies for Communications
 EMED 1075  First Aid & CPR
 *MATH 1010  Dosage Calculations for Health Care Professionals
 PSYC 1405  Lifespn Development
 PSYC 1505  General Psychology
 **HBHL 1802  Phlebotomy
100 hrs
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
Seven (7) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 *ENGL 1105  Composition I
 The remaining three (3) credits may be selected from the following:
 SPCH 1120  Public Speaking
 SPCH 1200  Interpersonal Communications
 SPCH 1500  Intercultural Communications

*Course has prerequisite, see course schedule.
**Course is offered as a non-credit course and therefore is ineligible for financial aid and cannot be used toward the 26 credits required for graduation.

Program Sequence

Design your own schedule to work your schedule. 

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

Transfer Opportunities

The Anoka Technical College Health Technology certificate has credit transferability into the Anoka Technical College Health Information Technology associate in applied science (AAS) program.

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Information

According to the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, people in entrylevel health care careers are people who tend to:

  • Consider relationships important. They like to work in a friendly, noncompetitive environment. They like to do things for other people. They prefer jobs where they are not pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
  • Consider good working conditions important. They like jobs offering steady employment and good pay. They want employment that fits their individual work style. They may prefer doing a variety of tasks, working alone, or being busy all the time.
  • Have social interests. They like work activities that assist others and promote learning and personal development. They like to communicate with others: to teach, give advice, help, or otherwise be of service to others.
  • Have realistic interests. They like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like to work with plants, animals, and physical materials such as wood, tools, and machinery. They often prefer to work outside.

Employers look for entry-level health care personnel who like to help people and do not mind hard work. Employees must be responsible, compassionate, emotionally stable, and cheerful. They also need to be tactful, honest, and discreet about patients’ private lives.


Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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