Academy of Health Professions

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Health & Biosciences

Academy of Health Professions

This is a program of study designed for juniors and seniors who are interested in hands-on professions in the healthcare industry. During the first semester students learn basic human anatomy, current health issues, and  entry-level skills to provide care to patients. During the second semester students learn advanced skills for patient care and investigate disease processes with a concentration on the care of a geriatric patient. During clinical rotations the students will have the opportunity to participate in care of patients in a variety of community based-health facilities.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be a Certified Nursing Assistant and will be eligible to take the NNAAP exam for Geriatric Nursing Assistant.

CAREER EXPLORATION

  • Is it the right fit for me?

    Health Professions are good careers for individuals who care about people and want to help others. It’s important to be a good listener with good communication skills. It is very important to work well with others and have good attention to detail. Your job may involve lifting/moving patients, so being physically fit can be important. Depending on your specialization, you may work in high-stress, emergency situations. Your work schedule may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • careers in the field

    Careers in the field include:

    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    • Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
    • ER Nurse
    • Travel Nurse
    • Psychiatric Nurse
    • Nursing in any other medical specialty
    • Midwife
    • Dental Hygienist

    These are just a few examples! Discuss additional career paths with your School Counselor or CCTC's Counselor.

Course Descriptions

CTE Completer Requirements:  Complete the sequence of courses below AND CNA Exam

 

Articulation Agreements:  Chesapeake College and Stevenson University 

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