Explore occupations and educational opportunities related to diagnosing and treating acute, episodic, or chronic illness independently or as part of a healthcare team
Students are introduced to the opportunities associated with providing treatment and counsel to patients as well as rehabilitative programs that help build or restore daily living skills to persons with disabilities or developmental delays
Gain experience as part of field-based observations and internships, and earn Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and EKG Technician certifications
Practicum in Health Science - Certified Medical Assistant
Principles of Health Science (1 credit)
This course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the healthcare industry. Course content includes interpersonal relationships, anatomy and physiology, ethical/legal responsibilities, health care team concept, medical terminology, basic medical emergency practices, and investigation of various health service related careers.
Certifications: OSHA 10-Hour, Heartsaver CPR and First Aid
Health Science Theory (1 credit)
This course will foster hands-on exploration through 15 two week modules using Paxton Patterson curriculum which will provide students the opportunity to increase their awareness of the various healthcare careers and skills needed to successfully prepare for the healthcare industry and work toward industry certifications in the future practicum courses.
Anatomy & Physiology (1 credit)
Students study the structures and functions of the human body. The body’s systems will be investigated as to the body’s responses to forces, maintenance of homeostasis, electrical interactions, transport systems, and energy systems. Topics will be presented through an integration of biology, chemistry, and physics. In this laboratory course, the students conduct laboratory investigations, perform dissections, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and problem solving.
Practicum in Health Science Clinical Medical Assistant [Internship] (2 credits)
This course designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills, including phlebotomy, CPR, vital signs, and nursing. Practicum provides a unique experience that allows students the opportunity to participate in a learning environment that combines classroom instruction with real business and industry career experiences in a professional medical setting. Certifications: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified EKG Technician, Basic Life Support CPR