Health Careers

Jacqueline Smith
Teacher, C-T, Health Careers Tech

Program Overview
Health Careers Technology is a two-year program that introduces students to medical careers involving hands-on patient care in a variety of settings including hospitals and nursing homes. Students will complete the State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA) Training Program and work in local healthcare facilities in order to gain real experience. In addition, an emphasis on the study of disease, medical terminology and health care ethics provides the opportunity to earn college credit. The program is intended for students who are interested in furthering their education in a medical career.

3 Periods/3 Credits Jr & Sr Year

Health Careers Technology 1
Open to Grade 11
Application required
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (completed and/or passing) and Biology/Lab; meeting graduation requirements.
Must have a serious interest in learning to provide care to individuals with health issues.
Courses: Health Science & Technology, Principles of Allied Health, Patient Centered Care

Health Careers Technology 2
Open to Grade 12
Prerequisite: Completed/passed Health Careers Technology 1; must have STNA License; must have completed or enrolled in Algebra 2
Suggested: Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry
Courses: Medical Terminology, Health Science Capstone

Future Career Opportunities
Technologist/Technician Careers: EMT-EMS (Emergency Medical); Cardiovascular Technician
Nursing Careers: LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse); RN (Registered Nurse); NP (Nurse Practitioner)
Medical Careers: Medical Doctor; Pharmacist
Therapist/Therapy Aide Careers: Occupational Therapist/or Aide; Physical Therapist/or Aide

Skills Learned
Nurse aide patient care skills
Emergency responder skills
Basic  charting & documentation
Medical language & terminology
Basic anatomy & physiology
Ethical & legal responsibilities
Safety and infection control practices
Health-related computer skills
Interactive learning & research

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Program Video


College Credit Option
Health Careers Technology students have the opportunity to earn college credit with several area colleges.  To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the Health Careers Program, maintain an overall GPA per admission criteria of the college (generally 2.0 or 2.5), complete Algebra 2, and complete all other requirements deemed necessary by the particular college's admission office.

Student Success Stories

Andrea Oltean, Cleveland State University

James McMahan, Fairview Hospital and Cleveland State University

Mrs. Jackie Smith
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