ESL Computer Skills for Health Care Professionals Curriculum

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.
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North Seattle Community College
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ESL Healthcare Bridge Program
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The ESL Healthcare Bridge Program is designed to move non-native English speaking students further and faster into healthcare training programs.  This bridge program is designed for students who intend to become healthcare professionals.  Healthcare employers indicate that one of the biggest issues is that clinicians are not comfortable using computers at work.   As part of this bridge program, this course teaches students how to use email, the Internet and Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).  The course is also designed to teach students the vocabulary needed to discuss computer programs, skills, and problems.  Links to the complete ESL Healthcare Bridge Program curriculum can be found at:

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Students will be able to: (1) use a computer with confidence; (2) utilize related computer vocabulary needed to discuss programs, skills, and problems; (3) implement computer skills needed to succeed as a health care professional including standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); (4) enhance job search skills including creating a resume, etc.; and (5) create an employment portfolio with a career plan.

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.