This course is designed to introduce the student to careers in health care while providing them with the skills of a nursing assistant. Course work included in the first semester: introduction to health careers, basic communication skills, Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR), First Aid, and skills required to be a nursing assistant in a hospital or long-term care facility. Eight weeks will be spent on a hospital nursing floor working directly with patients and utilizing the skills learned in the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to earn direct college credit from Lake Michigan College. Through this program students will have the opportunity to sharpen their teamwork and leadership skills through the student organization Health Occupations Students of America. The program is a half-day program that meets off-campus in the afternoon.Careers Opportunities in Health Care:
• Nursing Assistant
• Physician• Therapy and Rehabilitation Services• Veterinary Services
• Vision related services• Health Information• Dentistry
• Laboratory Science
• PodiatryThings you should know:A student entering a health care field will work with a wide variety of people and
cultures. People skills is a must for health care workers. Health care providers also
work in a variety of settings. All health care providers will be expected to pass acriminal background check and pass a drug screen.
Allied Health will crosswalk with English 11 or 12, will cover the Math 12requirement and a Social Studies credit.
• Medical Terminology
• Health and Health Occupations
• CPR• First Aid