Health Occupations

Program Description

The Health Occupations program is a single-year program that prepares students for a career in a health-related field. Students will explore health careers online and by touring various departments in local hospitals and in a long-term care facility. They will also master skills needed to gain employment in an entry-level position and eligible students will have the opportunity to become certified as a Nursing Assistant. Leadership skills will be developed through participation in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). Anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, safety, infection control, and medical abbreviations are taught along with clinical skills. This course is designed to broaden the student’s perspective on types of health occupations available. Students may enroll in their senior year in the Health Science Professions Program to further their education in the health field.

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Related Professions

Doctor
Physical therapist
Nurse
X-ray technician
Dental assistant
Nurse aide
  
Possible Certifications

First Aid/CPR certification
Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant Information
  
Articulations

Baker College 
Delta College
Davenport
Ferris State 
Macomb Community College
Mott Community College
Oakland Community College
St. Clair Community College


2015-16 Program Accomplishments

  • HOSA-19 students went to regional competition at Saginaw Valley and 17 placed in the top 10. Of the 17, 2 placed 2 nd and received a silver medal. At state competition In Traverse City, 1 student received 3 rd place in Healthy Life Styles and another placed 7 th in Personal Care. We will be taking 1 student to nationals in California in June.
     
  • All students were 1 st Aid and CPR certified.

  • 20 students will have the opportunity to take the state certification test for Nurse Aide.

  • 1 student received the Mark Robbins Scholarship

  • 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 by helping at 1 Red Cross blood drive sponsored by our class.


Past Events

 

2013-14 Program Accomplishments

  • There were 30 students that went to HOSA regional competition at Saginaw Valley State University. Two students placed 1st and 3rd in Personal Care. One placed 3rd in Nursing Assistant and 12 more who placed in the top 10. Two students will be attending the HOSA Nationals in Orlando, Florida this June.
  • All students were 1st Aid and CPR certified.
  • We have 24 students will have the opportunity to become state certified for Nurse Aide.
  • 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 by helping at 2 Red Cross blood drives sponsored by our class.



2012-13 Program Accomplishments

  • Seventeen students will be eligible to take the Nurse Aide State test for C.N.A. certification
  • All students were certified for CPR and 1st Aid
  • Three students qualified for HOSA Nationals in Orlando
  • Students participated in community service by helping with 2 blood drives, food drives, mittens/hats for a local elementary school and personal care items for the military service men and women overseas.
  • One student received a Mark Robbins scholarship. 



2011-12 Building-wide Accomplishments
  

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Contacts

Teacher: Teresa Hill
Email: 
thill@lapeerisd.org
(810)664-1124 ext. 4136
  
Paraprofessional: Gloria Dempsey
Email: 
gdempsey@lapeerisd.org
(810)664-1124 ext. 4136