The Health Occupations/Health Related Technology Program is for students interested in careers in the medical and rehabilitation fields. It provides student with the opportunity to learn about the various diversified health careers. The world of medicine and science changes and grows every day, and subsequently, the number of jobs in the health field grows as well.
Students learn about human anatomy, medical terminology, basic nutrition, patient care delivery and employability skills. Additionally, the student has the opportunity to obtain his or her American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR/AED Certificate as well as t he First Aid Certificate.
Nurse Assistant students learn basic nursing tasks which include Role and Function, Communication, Safety, Infection Control, Mental Health and Care of the Cognitively Impaired, Restorative Nursing Skills, and Personal Care Skills. Examples of hands-on skills include hand washing, measuring and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and bandaging to name a few.
Certifications available include American Heart First Aid and CPR, and AED BLS Provider. Students will also be prepared to continue their studies at a college or university of their choice. Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication. They work in retail pharmacies and hospitals.