Welcome to your future in the healthcare industry. Whatever your background and where ever you’re headed, you will need certain basic skills to succeed as a healthcare worker. This program will give you some of the skills you will need to make the transition from school to the real world of healthcare. You’ll learn a way of thing that you can apply to different situations and we provide scenarios for you to try in a risk free environment so you can start with confidence on your first day.
1st year students (juniors) learn the basic of the healthcare industry to include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and are eligible to sit for their state Long Term Care Aide certification test at the end of the first year.
2nd year students (seniors) return to earn their phlebotomy certification, their EKG certification and then advance to nursing fundamentals to build their foundation to pursue higher educational degrees in the industry.
This class covers a broad set of studies which are basic to all health care occupations and helps the student narrow their focus to one or more specific healthcare occupations..
Prerequisites are required.
Advanced Acute Care Nursing
In-District High School Students – TUITION-FREE
In-District Adult Students – $2.50 per credit hour + supplies
Out-of-District Adult Students – $5 per credit hour + supplies
Health careers programs are rigorous and require some safety measures. The following are considerations prospective students should keep in mind:
- Reading, math and writing – 8th-grade level
- Pass safety test
- Attention to spelling
- Be able to memorize and comprehend medical terms
- Computer skills
- Social skills
- Friendly, honest, caring, work well with others
- Follow directions/instructions
- Listening skills
- Have good organizational and time management skills
- Ability to tolerate strong odors
- Ability to work in the presence of bodily fluids
- Hospital or nursing home setting
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Good communication skills