HCT-I-B Program Description

Health Careers Technologies

August 30, 2009 (Brian Bachtel)

Health Careers Technologies

This two-year program helps students shape their future in the dynamic field of health care by exploring various health care options.  Emergency care, rehabilitation, nursing, nurse’s aide, dental, optical, radiology, lab technician, home health care and veterinary technician are some of the areas of exploration.  Students interact with health care professionals in the classroom, as well as in worksite learning opportunities.  Completers of this program will have more clearly defined health career goals as they enter the workforce or continue their education.

COURSE: Health Careers Technologies
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
SCHOOL: Roosevelt
LENGTH: Two years
CREDIT at Kent:
Level I
Anatomy and Physiology 1; CP English 1; Tech Theory 1;     Lab 1. 
Level II
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Tech Theory 1;  CP English 1; Externship 1.
DESCRIPTION:
Since many health careers require further education, students will be prepared to go on to any two- or four-year college degree or certification program.  Articulation and Tech-Prep linkages will be developed in the near future.  This program places an emphasis on helping students shape their own future by providing them with a wide range of entry-level skills and knowledge.  Whatever specialty you choose, health care is a field with a bright future for employment.
PROGRAM TIME
GENERAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Two years
  • Mentorship/shadowing experiences
  • On-the-job training in one area of concentration during the second year
  • Self-paced instruction and computer assistance when applicable
  • Involves close work with people, patients and co-workers
  • Involves moving, lifting and grasping

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Emergency care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing
  • Wellness
  • Lab Technician
  • Home Health Care
  • Radiology
  • Optical
  • Dental
  • Office Management
  • Medical
  • High school English
  • High school Math
  • High school Chemistry
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow directions
YOUTH LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION
HELPFUL BACKGROUND
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
  • Biology/other sciences
  • Keyboarding
  • Communication skills – writing, listening and speaking
  • Mathematics