• Students who return for a second year in Healthcare Technician II will continue to prepare themselves to enter the workforce, focusing on specialized training in a variety of health sciences career pathways. Health Technician II will serve as a launch pad for both career-driven and college-bound students. 

    The second-year program is focused on advanced skills and is open to students who have successfully completed Healthcare Technician I. This program is taught in a rotation format, similar to the Health Technician I program. 

    Throughout each rotation, students will enhance their employability, technical, and clinical skills using simulated workplace scenarios while training on commonly used medical office and laboratory equipment. Foundational concepts and critical thinking will be developed and strengthened with interactive patient simulations. Students will also gain competencies in the following areas:

    • Phlebotomy - Certificate of Training
    • EKG Technician - Certificate of Training
    • OHSA CareerSafe - Certification
    • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen - Certification
    • Wound Care & Stop the Bleed - Certification

    Students will also explore various healthcare career paths, gain exposure to standard practices and skill sets amongst each specialty area, learn from industry professionals, and obtain insight into day-to-day operations in the workplace. Examples of these paths include, but are not limited to:

    • Advanced Practice Nursing & Physicians Assistant
    • Surgery, Perioperative Nursing & Surgical Technician
    • Respiratory Care
    • Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
    • Imaging - Sonography & Radiography
    • Nursing Specialties - Behavioral Health, Trauma, Labor & Delivery, and Pediatrics

    All second-year students will participate in a final Capstone rotation which will include the following leadership components:

    • Talent Portfolio
    • Mock Interview
    • Henry Ford Health Professional Interview

    The second-year program may include a wide range of work-based learning opportunities. These opportunities may include:

    • Off-site Field Trips
    • Job Shadows
    • Paid Co-op
    • Off-site Community Service
    • Blood Drive
    • College Visit
    • Partnership with Henry Ford-Jackson
    • Independent Study

    Upon completion of the program, achieving students will be prepared for an entry-level healthcare position and earn college credits through our articulated credit partnerships. 

  • Career Credentials & Certifications

    • Phlebotomy
    • EKG Technician
    • OHSA CareerSafe
    • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen
    • Wound Care & Stop the Bleed