Health Technology Career Area


This course will prepare students for the American Red Cross Certified Nursing Assistant Exam and the National Healthcareer Association National Certification Exam for EKG Technicians. The students will also be trained as Home Health Aides. Training includes direct patient care both physical and emotional, transferring, documentation, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, medical terminology, EKG’s and home assessments. This course will be used as a base of knowledge for other medical careers.

Freshman students will learn the shop safety precautions; infection control measures and correct body mechanics. The many different health care environments will be discussed. The students will participate in their first clinical placement, focusing on bed making, transportation, communication and employability skills. The students will be introduced to medical terminology.

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Freshman Year

  • Shop Safety
  • Discussion of Health Care Environments
  • Clinical Placement
  • Introduction to Medical Technology
  • Studying Major Illnesses

Sophomore Year

  • Patient Care Skills
  • Growth and Development
  • Basics of First Aid
  • CPR Certification
  • Alzheimer's Certification

Junior Year

  • Training for CNA Exam
  • Patient Care in Nursing Homes
  • Safety, Communication, and Patient Care
  • Study of Nutrition
  • Home Care Aide Certification
  • Coop Opportunities

Senior Year

  • Numerous Clinical Rotations
  • EKG Technician Training
  • Career Preparation
  • Alternative Health Care Setting
  • Coop Opportunities
  • Christine Piehl
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 9 & 10
  • Ext. 1133
  • Tammy Ostiguy
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 9 & 11
  • Ext. 1133
  • Kristin Corbett
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 11 & 12
  • Ext. 1132
  • Maura Stevens
  • Related Instructor
  • All Grade Levels
  • Ext. 1133