Health Occupations

Program Description

Health Occupations is a one-year program that prepares students in a health-related field. Students will learn about health careers by participating in career exploratory tours at local hospitals and through various guest speakers. Students will also visit a long-term care facility and job shadow a nurse aide. As a Health Occupation student, they will master over 51 skills needed to gain employment in an entry-level position and may be eligible to become a certified Nursing Assistant.

Leadership skills will be developed through participation in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) by competiting in various medical events. Students will learn anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, safety, infection control, employability skills and more. This course is designed to broaden the student's perspective on a career in the medical field.

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Related Professions

Doctor
Physical Therapist
Nurse
X-ray Technician
Dental Assistant
Nurse Aide
  
Possible Certifications

BLS First Aid/CPR 
Certified Nursing Assistant
Career Safe 10 hr. OSHA  

  
Articulations

Baker College 
Davenport
Mott Community College


2018-19 Program Accomplishments

  • HOSA-11 students went to regional competition at Saginaw Valley. Five medaled and two placed in top 10. One will be going to HOSA Nationals in June.
  • All students were BLS- CPR certified
  • All students have taken an on-line OSHA Health Care Safety program for certification.
  • 14 students will have the opportunity to take the state certification test for Nurse Aide.
  • All students completed a detailed portfolio.
  • Community service- Students learned humanity by giving when they collected hats and mittens for children, collected health care items/food for servicemen/women overseas, collected food for a food drive, and participated in a 2 penny wars. 

 

2018-19 Promotional Video




Contacts

Teacher: Teresa Hill
Email: 
thill@lapeerisd.org
(810) 664-1124 ext. 84136
  
Paraprofessional: Dena Sullivan
Email: 
dsullivan@lapeerisd.org
(810) 664-1124 ext. 84136