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​​​​​​The HPRS discipline offers courses to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of health-related topics. These courses are required by some Health Occupations programs and are electives in other programs. Courses include: Introduction to Health Professions, Wellness and Health Promotion, Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals, Medical Terminology, Interpretation of Laboratory Tests, Healthcare Communications, and special topics in Health Professions & Related Science (Border Health Issues).

This discipline offers a Border Health Issues enhanced skills certificate of completion to individuals who are pursuing or have completed a health care or related degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. This program prepares individuals from a variety of health occupations educational programs to work as members of a multidisciplinary team to meet the health care needs of the U.S./MX border communities.


Salary Range

El Paso: $19K - $35K/Year
State of Texas: $18K - $40K/Year

Career Ladder Mobility

Bachelor's Degree

Duration of Program

1 Semester (12 credits) - Certificate of Completion

Program Documents​

Border_Health_Program_C1-DPHP.pdfProgram Guide - Diabetes Prevention for Health Professions
Border_Health_Program_C3-HLTH.pdfProgram Guide - Border Health Issues Certificate Of Completion (C3-HLTH)
Border_Health_Program_CI-HPRS.pdfProgram Guide - Border Health Issues Certificate Of Completion (CI-HPRS)
Border_Health_Program_CI-PBHL.pdfProgram Guide - Public Health Certificate