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Health Care Careers

This is one of the fastest growing careers fields and there is a constant need for trained professionals. Students who take this class will gain valuable skills and knowledge they will use in college and throughout their career. Students taking medical classes in high school often have an advantage over competing applicants for college and job placements. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Students will learn CPR, how to obtain vital signs such as; blood pressure and a variety of medical terminology. In the third trimester, students have the opportunity to participate in clinical experiences at hospitals and health care facilities. Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) leadership events are part of this program.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Students need a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher, strong science, English, communication and research skills, as well as a compassion for others. Students are required to pass a physical, TB test, criminal background check and must be current with Hepatitis B, Tetanus, MMR, Varicella and seasonal flu vaccines before going on clinical experiences.

RELATED CAREERS

*Completion of this program could lead to careers in:

Nursing
C.N.A.
Home Health Aide
Medical Technician
Physical Therapy
Ultrasound Technician
Sports Medicine
Physician

*Note: Additional education may be required.

INSTRUCTOR

Danielle Sumner, a Concordia University Ann Arbor graduate, has been a nurse for six years. She has worked in long-term care, the acute care hospital setting, and Hospice. She earned her Licensed Practical Nurse, followed by becoming a Registered Nurse, and continued on for her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing. Danielle has worked for the nursing program at Jackson College and brings great insight to our Health Care Careers program.

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HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT*

1.0 3rd Science
1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)
0.5 English Language Arts
1.0 Online Learning

*The LISD TECH Center recommends the academic credit listed. Credit can only be awarded by local districts.

CERTIFICATION OPPORUNITIES

American Heart Association First Aid & CPR

COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES*

Davenport University
Jackson College
Washtenaw Community College

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the class.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)