The health field continues to grow quickly, and there are numerous careers available for trained professionals. A student enrolled here will gain skills and knowledge that will remain valuable in college and throughout their career. As part of the Healthcare Technician programs, students can also participate in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club and take part in local, regional, state, and national competitions.
This course consists of semester rotations where students will learn about health care with a general focus. This class is for those first-year students who want to explore a broader spectrum of health career options before making a decision to focus on one area of health care. Students in this class will explore and learn all of the fundamentals that are essential to becoming a healthcare professional. Topics will include, but are not limited to: entry level healthcare employability skills, vital signs, infection control, safety precautions, legal and ethical considerations, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology. Students will also have an opportunity to earn a CPR certification through the American Heart Association.
The goal of this program is to provide rigorous and relevant curriculum that is project and problem-based. This will help engage and prepare high school students for the post-secondary education and training necessary for success in the wide variety of careers associated with the Biomedical Sciences, including physician, nurse, veterinarian, scientific and pharmaceutical researcher, therapist, and technician.