GA Health Science Education (HSE) Industry Certification: 
Teacher Resources 2017-2018

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We all are committed to helping to build the future healthcare workforce. This site was developed to provide resources to the teachers in high school Healthcare Science programs in Georgia to enable their successful completion of the Healthcare Science Education Program Industry Certification Process.
In partnership with the Georgia Department of Education – Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) division, the HSE IC Support Team at HomeTown Health, LLC, HomeTown Health University, and Sharon Norman coordinating the process, will help teachers toward successfully completing Healthcare Science Education Program Industry Certification.

Click here to Learn More Georgia Healthcare Science Education (HSE) Industry Certification (IC)
View the list of past Completers Georgia Healthcare Science Education High Schools & Teachers

Support Team Contacts

Sharon Norman, EdS, MEd, RN, Coordinator / Evaluation Team Leader (ETL) for Georgia’s Healthcare Science Education Industry Certification, 404-983- 2542

Phyllis Johnson, MAdm, RN, State Program Specialist, Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE), Georgia Department of Education

Jennie Price, AAI, ARM, CPCU-  Director of Business Development,
Home Town Health, LLC/ HomeTown Health University (770)875-4397

Partner Links:
HomeTown Health, LLC
HomeTown Health University
Georgia Department of Education Healthcare Science Education Industry Certification

Certification Resources

 General HSE IC Resources Type 
HSE IC Onsite Evaluation Application Form .doc
HSE IC Agenda – Sept. 6-7, 2017 .doc
HSE IC Agenda – Jan. 25, 2018 .doc
 HSE IC Agenda for On-Site Evaluation afternoon version  .doc
 HSE IC Agenda for On-Site Evaluation am version  .doc
 HSE IC Completers 1999-2016  .doc
Tips – Checklist for HSE Industry Certification  .doc
Check-off Forms for HSE IC Type
HSE IC Curriculum Documentation Information .doc
 1. HSE IC Introduction to Healthcare Science Course Check-off Form  .doc
 2. Essentials-of-Healthcare Course Evaluation Check-off Form for HSE IC  .doc
 3. Allied-Health-Medicine Course Evaluation Check-off Form for HSE IC  .doc
4. Patient-Care-Fundamentals Check-off Form .doc
5. Emergency Medical Responder Course Check-off Form .doc
6. Sports Medicine Course Check-off Form .doc
Program Operational Standards (POS) Resources Type
HSE IC POS I Program Goals and Objectives .doc
HSE IC POS II – Teacher Qualifications .doc
HSE IC POS III – Facilities .doc
HSE IC POS IV Equipment & Supplies – First Page and example .doc
HSE IC POS V Advisory Committee .doc
HSE IC POS VI Program of Study .doc


Online Student Resources

Through, teachers and students are provided access to the 6 supplemental courses below at certified locations.   In a recent survey of Georgia hospital HR Directors, we asked them which areas of education would be most important for students who were interested in working in their hospital/system. (See the full article on pages 21-23, here: Your Future in Healthcare Magazine).  The following courses include topics that were among their top responses.
For access to the courses, please follow the GA HSEIC Student Login Instructions.  A student-specific page to direct your students is found at

For ideas on how to use these courses within your program, view “Tips for Teachers to Use HTHU in their Classroom: 2017

 Course Title Length IACET CEUs
2018 HIPAA Training  1 hour 40 min  0.2
Customer Service and You  50 mins  0.1
Advanced Customer Service: The AIDET Model  35 mins 0.1
A Culture of Safety (Patient Safety)  30 mins  —
Teamwork: A Practical Guide  120 mins  0.2
Medical Terminology  80 mins  0.1
Other courses open to students include:
Courses in the Healthcare Solutions Free Training Center

For additional courses and custom program student pricing, contact Sharon Norman or Jennie Price for more information, or view other Education Resources, including custom online education online, here.

End of Pathway Assessments from HTHU and NSAT

Certified Healthcare Hospitality Specialist (CHHS) Student Version – Assessment Information Sheet – HTHU CHHS
Certified Telehealth Liaison (CTL) –  Assessment Information Sheet – NSAT CTL
Certified Telehealth Coordinator (CTC) – Assessment Information Sheet – NSAT CTC
Certified Telehealth Clinical Presenter (CTCP) – Assessment Information Sheet – NSAT CTCP
Learn more about the National School of Applied Telehealth and the  Global Partnership for Telehealth

HomeTown Connect Interactive Maps

HomeTown Health is a network of hospitals and providers who can be potential education partners in your region. Teachers can use these maps as a resource to identify providers to partner together to build the future workforce.   The following maps provide HomeTown Health hospital locations, as well as Georgia Partnership for Telehealth providers in the state.

Other Industry Resources:

Who is HomeTown Health?

HomeTown Health, LLC has a history of providing education and support services to a network of rural hospitals, healthcare providers, and best practice business partners who collectively pursue ways to help its hospitals survive in this environment of constant change in reimbursement, operations and technology.   HomeTown Health University (HTHU) was created in 2005 as the educational arm of HomeTown Health, LLC. The online courses range across many healthcare scopes including Revenue Cycle, Clinical and Staff Compliance, Health Information Technology, ICD-10, and Long Term Care. HTHU’s team of education providers collaborate with industry leaders and subject matter experts to create content for our users. HTHU is an accredited education provider offering professional development and continuing education through an online learning management system (LMS). HTHU also collaborates with schools, colleges, technical schools, and universities for the acceptance and integration of course content into their programs.

HomeTown Health, LLC and HomeTown Health University (HTHU) are committed to helping to build the future healthcare workforce.  HomeTown Health University (HTHU) is committed to providing best practice solutions and continuing education and training through research and the continuous improvement of processes for healthcare providers. HTHU has served over 18,000 students throughout hospitals and physician offices nationwide at  As an IACET Authorized Provider, HomeTown Health, LLC offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. Accredited online healthcare courses and accredited online healthcare certifications for healthcare professionals nationwide are available on HomeTown Health University.

Learn more about HomeTown Health at, or view the HTHU complete Course Catalog at