Introduction to Health Occupations

Introduction to Health Occupations gives students exposure to different health career areas and develops fundamental skills used in the health sciences career cluster.  This core course is designed to give an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, research and development, and support systems of the health care industry.  This course also focuses on careers in biotechnology, which is the application of technology to biological processes for industrial, agricultural, and medical purposes, including genetic engineering.  This introductory course provides exploration, discusses ethical and legal responsibilities, and builds foundational skills needed in these occupations.  Instructional strategies may include lab projects, simulations, and cooperative ventures between school and community.

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology will provide an introduction to medical terms used in multiple health occupations career pathways.  Course instruction will provide a system for building a basic structure of medical terms.  Pronouncing, spelling, defining terms and common medical abbreviations included.  Recommended for students interested in any form of medical careers and for students in grades 11-12.  This course will receive advanced credit at Southeast Community College which can also transfer to other postsecondary programs.

Fundamentals of Health Careers

This semester class enables students to learn, discuss, and perform basic patient care needed in a skilled medical facility in multiple health career pathways.  Students will demonstrate and assess their interests and abilities to handle the college-level coursework as well as the physical and emotional challenges of patient health care.  The course is taught by a registered nurse and includes 50% classroom instruction at a designated school site (may not be your home school) and 50% off-site lab time at SCC or skilled medical facility to be arranged by the instructor.

Students will provide their own transportation and will be flexible in scheduling some arranged off-site lab time.  Prerequisites to this course include successful completion of  either Intro to Health Occupations or Anatomy and Physiology and excellent attendance and work habits.  Seniors have priority for this course.  Juniors may be selected as space allows and would be placed on waiting list for their senior year.  This course will be taught by a registered nurse from SCC and all off-site lab arrangements will be done by SCC.  Students will also earn credit at SCC for this course and be qualified to earn their CNA certification from the State Health Department upon satisfactory completion.   These CNA credentials transfer to many other health occupations programs throughout the state and nation.    Enrollments will be limited.


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