This course serves as an introductory course for all health occupations and the health care delivery system. The health career core course will cover basic entry-level information, preparing individuals for further training in health-related occupations. Students will be introduced to basic concepts such as the health delivery system, wellness and disease, environmental safety, communication, nutrition, ethics and legal responsibilities, infection control and employability skills. This course includes fundamental anatomy and physiology of the human body. The student is introduced to selected body systems as well as common diseases related to each. Included are nervous, senses, skin, skeletal, muscular, and immune system.

This course is designed to prepare a non-professional worker with minimal skills and knowledge to perform carefully selected patient care activities, in a nursing home or hospital under direction of the Registered Professional Nurse. Upon successful completion, the graduate can apply for certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Course content includes classroom activities, simulated laboratory experiences and hands-on experience in a designated clinical agency. Classroom and clinical experiences focus on topics related to the provision of personal patient care and patient care procedures in health care agencies.

This course is divided into 35 hours of classroom/theoretical study and 40 hours of clinical experience.

This course gives the student knowledge necessary for caring for the client in the home setting. The student in this course has already completed the Articulated Nursing Assistant Course. Family differences and ethical safe practices will be stressed. Common incapacitating conditions will be discussed in addition to procedures for assisting the client and his family to cope with limitations and stress. Instruction is limited to those supportive services required to assist the client toward independent living in a safe environment. The role of the Home Health Aide as an assistant to and under direction of, the Registered Nurse is emphasized.

This course consists of 50 hours of classroom/theoretical study with complementing laboratory experiences.

This course includes knowledge and skills relating to various client care activities and associated with non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of clients in non-complex situations. Clinical activities prepare the student to apply previously learned personal care practices and procedures to the care of the patient in the hospital, home or other patient care setting. The patient care assistant course is designed to provide students with job related skills and knowledge of the structure and function, interrelatedness and needs of the human body systems. Additionally, family differences, ethical and safe practices will be stressed. The role of patient care assistants as assistants to and under the direction of a registered nurse is emphasized.

This course consists of 75 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a registered nurse.

This course will allow the student to delve further into three Allied Health Areas and perform skills represented in the three selected allied health areas. Students enrolled in this course will have completed the patient care assistant competencies and are adding these skills to be cross- trained to perform electrocardiograph patient care techniques, phlebotomy skills and geriatric skills. Clinical and classroom activities prepare the student with additional knowledge and skills needed for employment as an aide in electrocardiograph, phlebotomy and geriatric skills.
This course introduces the student to anatomy and physiology as well as common diseases related to each body system. Included is body structure and functions specific to the areas of electrocardiograph, phlebotomy and geriatric skills.

This course consists of 150 hours of classroom/theoretical study 3with complementing laboratory experiences

This course provides skills and clinical experiences specific to the allied health areas. Students enrolled in this course have completed the patient care assistant competencies and are adding these skills to be further cross-trained with skills representative of one to three of various allied health areas (i.e. electrocardiograph, phlebotomy and geriatric skills). Students enrolled in this course will continue with clinical and classroom and laboratory activities designed to prepare the student with knowledge and the skills necessary to obtain employment as a multi-skilled health care worker.

This course consists of 100 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Students will be prepared as cross-trained, unlicensed health care workers. Students completing this course will have received additional training in electrocardiograph, phlebotomy and geriatrics. They will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of skills and concepts related to these specialized areas of instruction as well as demonstrate knowledge of organizational and team member skills. Students enrolled in this course must have completed all modules in the patient care technician program.

This course consists of 60 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a registered nurse.