Health Occupations

  • Health Occupations I(CNA)

     Course Description:  This program prepares the student for bedside care of noncritical patients under the supervision of an RN or LPN. Clinical experience in a nursing home includes physical and social rehabilitation of the aged. Emphasis is placed on the why and how of basic procedures relative to patient care. Communication skills and the understanding of the individual patient are stressed. Disease conditions most frequently encountered in hospitals and nursing homes with related nursing care are included.  Students will complete 120+ hours of theory and skills training in the school lab and at least 41 hours of clinical experience.  Students are active in HOSA and can participate in Local, State and National Events.

    Course Content: Orientation to Health Occupations, Career Exploration, Introduction to Health Care Systems, Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Safety, The Working Environment, The Patient Unit, Introduction to the Patient, Personal Care of the Patient, Body Mechanics, FIRST AID/CPR/AED, Medical Terminology, Nutrition, Fluid Balance, Vital Signs, Fundamentals of Rehabilitation, The Isolation Patient, Care of the Terminal Patient, Supportive Care, Patient Care Planning, Alzheimers Disease, Care of Mothers and Newborns, Job Seeking Skills, Job Shadowing, Clinical @ Nursing Home, HOSA-Future Health Professionals. 


    Health Occupations I (Health Careers Explorers)

    Course Description:  This Health Occupations I course gives the students the opportunity to explore multiple divisions in the health occupations field. It provides study in basic anatomy and physiology; career exploration including shadowing experiences; introduction to medical terminology; introduction to medical secretarial techniques; CPR, First Aid and AED training; job seeking and workplace skills; computer applications in Health Care, and the knowledge and skills of multiple health occupations. Students will complete skills training in the school lab and job shadow/tour local health care facilities. Students are active in HOSA and can participate in Local, State and National Events.

     Course Content:  Orientation to Health Occupations, Career Exploration, Introduction to Health Care Systems, Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Safety, The Working Environment, The Patient Unit, Introduction to the Patient, Body Mechanics, FIRST AID/CPR/AED, Medical Terminology, Vital Signs, Fundamentals of Dental Careers, Laboratory Careers, Medical Assistant Careers, Physical Therapy Careers, and Business/Office Careers, Job Seeking Skills, and Job Shadowing, HOSA-Future Health Professionals


    Health Occupations II  (Medical Terminology)

    Course Description:  This course covers basic medical terminology for students planning to enter the healthcare occupations. It is designed to develop understanding of the terms related to anatomical systems, looking at both structure and function, including abbreviations, diseases, diagnostics, therapeutics and drugs.  It provides a working knowledge of prefixes, suffixes and root words and how they are combined in medical terms while stressing spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation.   Students are active in HOSA and can participate in Local, State and National Events.

    Course Content:   Introduction to Healthcare Terminology, Body Structure and Directional Terminology, Musculoskeletal System, Integumentary System, Gastrointestinal System, Urinary System, Male Reproductive System, Female Reproductive System, Blood, Lymphatic & Immune Systems, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Nervous System, Mental & Behavioral Health, Special Senses: Eye and Ear, Endocrine System, Oncology

    Second Semester:

    Medical Math, Individual Career Study Project, Current Issues in Health Care, Health Issue Term Paper, Internship/Shadow Experience


    EMR Program (TBD-based on student interest levels)